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Re: Botswana Adventure 2016
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2016, 08:47:03 pm »
danki vir di deel
dit is n avontuur wat ek graag ook sal wil doen
Wanneer  :peepwall:
 

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Re: Botswana Adventure 2016
« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2016, 08:48:52 pm »
Almero, lekka reading a lekka report  :thumleft:  :thumleft:

So glad to see that there are other guys who drink too much on their trips - thought I had a problem  :imaposer: :imaposer:  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Botswana Adventure 2016
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2016, 11:50:37 am »
Almero, lekka reading a lekka report  :thumleft:  :thumleft:

So glad to see that there are other guys who drink too much on their trips - thought I had a problem  :imaposer: :imaposer:  :imaposer:

@4Kays: While on a trip, if you pass a bar without stopping you've failed as a motorcyclist  :)
 

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Re: Botswana Adventure 2016
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2016, 03:10:01 pm »
Hi Almero,

I loved your RR and I'm coming that way.

So my questions are,
Can we just turn up to camp sites and parks and camp? I heard we had to pre-book permits.
What sort of average price is camping?
Can we go through parks on a bike? Most of them were closed to us in SA.

Lastly, I met your crazy German, Daniel, halfway between Livingstone and Choma in Zambia. There was a fierce headwind and he was pushing his bike but he said he was fine and didn't need anything.
He looked a bit wild eyed though. I'll try to show his photo here.

No, I'll try again.

I hope you can help.

Thanks,

Graham
 

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Re: Botswana Adventure 2016
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2016, 03:12:51 pm »
This should show Daniel in southern Zambia, en route to Nairobi.
 

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Re: Botswana Adventure 2016
« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2016, 04:15:43 pm »
Hi Almero,

I loved your RR and I'm coming that way.

So my questions are,
Can we just turn up to camp sites and parks and camp? I heard we had to pre-book permits.
What sort of average price is camping?
Can we go through parks on a bike? Most of them were closed to us in SA.

Lastly, I met your crazy German, Daniel, halfway between Livingstone and Choma in Zambia. There was a fierce headwind and he was pushing his bike but he said he was fine and didn't need anything.
He looked a bit wild eyed though. I'll try to show his photo here.

No, I'll try again.

I hope you can help.

Thanks,

Graham

Hi Graham

I didn't pre-book a single site, just ended up wherever I was. I also didn't take out any permits of any kind.

The National parks won't let you in on the bike. The exception I think is Salambala (between Kasane and Katima Mulilo), but I didn't go that way.

Camping tends to be pretty cheap. Between 50 and 100 Pula per night.

That's Daniel! I'm glad his trip is progressing well  :thumleft:

Hope this helps
 

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Re: Botswana Adventure 2016
« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2016, 06:41:06 pm »
Thanks Almero,

Do you or anyone else know the best way into Windhoek from Zambia?

The choices for me, as I'm two up and weighty so I want good roads, seem to be Katima Mulilo, Mohembo, then south to the Maun-Windhoek road, OR
Kasane, Nata, Maun, Windhoek.

What are the pros and cons? My Lonely Planet says the Nata road is horrific but the book is 6 years old.

Thanks.