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Offline GazGaz

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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2017, 12:55:07 pm »
Sounds good, before the rains and not too hot, although 'hot' is relative. Coastal areas starting to steam by then.

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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2017, 01:19:58 pm »
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lemeno you in harare (if your route changes unexpectedly  ;D )

and PS try to see the falls from the zim side if you can, even though that time of the year it will be only a bit more than a trickle

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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2017, 01:26:25 pm »
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lemeno you in harare (if your route changes unexpectedly  ;D )

and PS try to see the falls from the zim side if you can, even though that time of the year it will be only a bit more than a trickle

jealous of this trip    :ricky:

I am planning on going from monkey bay in Malawi across mozi north to Zim then to Harare them down east side to SA so can meet up with you :thumleft:
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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2017, 02:00:26 pm »
I am planning on going from monkey bay in Malawi across mozi north to Zim then to Harare them down east side to SA so can meet up with you :thumleft:

cool, my zim number +263 7eight2711566.
Of course you are welcome to stay at my place too, just give a few days' heads up just to make sure I'll be there  ;D

PS if you make me miss my S10 too much I might hijack yours  :o    :lol8:


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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2017, 02:02:57 pm »
I am planning on going from monkey bay in Malawi across mozi north to Zim then to Harare them down east side to SA so can meet up with you :thumleft:

cool, my zim number +263 7eight2711566.
Of course you are welcome to stay at my place too, just give a few days' heads up just to make sure I'll be there  ;D

PS if you make me miss my S10 too much I might hijack yours  :o    :lol8:

Perfect thanks, a ride on my bike for a night at your place, done :ricky:
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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2017, 03:15:07 pm »
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Great thanks, I would appreciate that alot. I wil be coming past that way in my way down. Tell me with regards to Internet and mobile phone usage in the sounds countries what would be your advise on that?

Not sure about ur SA phone on roaming, may be costly. I buy sim cards in countries, i am not good with this technology but whoever you buy from is normally a wizard! These cards are cheap. I think most of east africa you can use one sim card nowdays.... Not 100% sure.

 

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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2017, 04:12:34 pm »
Hi Gazgaz I traveled through Africa to Egypt and back in 2015 trough 18 countries. I traveled to most of the countries that you are planning on going to. I don't want to sound like a smous but I wrote a book about my trip which I think will help you a lot as far as what to expect and cost ext. I sell the book for R 250 plus R 50 postage or alternatively my sister in Hillcrest also have some copies. Let me know 
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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2017, 09:19:30 pm »
I can recomment Schalk's book.
You budged in my experience looks a bit low, but its seems other guys think it is ok.
In your best interest make sure you are on malaria prophylaxes.
I am on Discovery medical aid and if I travel abroad I just need to notify them and is still covered and can be CASEVAC'd if need be or admitted in a proper hospital (many good ones in Nairobi etc with xpat tropical disease specialists). I am on a very basic plan - essential saver.
The internarional drivers licence is a straight visit to AA (I uses Menlyn always) and you need you licence and passport and it was around R300 if I am not mistaken.
I would not bother with water purification tabs and stuff. You can buy or get clean water all over the show.
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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2017, 09:26:11 pm »
Maybe just to elaborate on the budget wrt food. R100 a day? I was paying the last visit to Ethiopia and Nairobia Kenya Usd 8 for a burger and chips with a coke. That is your food budged for the day.... Africa is all but cheap when it comes to food, unless you ok with bread and Coce. Uganda was more expensive than SA in every way and I still have a good old friend there who cinfirmed recently that is is really an expensive Country. Yes food on the markets is cheap and by that I mean veggies and fruit but it is not market day every day in Africa. Most places have market day twice a week. Maybe if you can up your food budged mate.

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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2017, 11:23:48 pm »
Will take that into consideration
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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2017, 08:21:19 am »
As per above, but markets are usually open 7 days so dont worry. Decent meat is always a problem, but checken is common and fresh although not always tender..... in fact hardly ever tender!
Just back from a jaunt to Matema Beach on northern tip of lake malawi and it just reminded me of why I hate road trips in tanzania. The roads from tunduma border to mafinga (about 400km) are abysmal. Road works, detours, poor surface, trucks etc, then all the 50kph zones, poor signage and traffic cops (revenue thieves) everywhere, poor driving skills, stupid pedestrians....... Averaging 50 to 60 kph is about what to plan for.
Petrol is still less than $1/lt but getting closer.

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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2017, 10:15:41 am »
Just thought  to mention  to get Visa credit /debit cards.  MasterCard  not well supported.
A mate just crossed Zambia and describes the mind fuk of paperwork  and scams. Best is a transit fee involving a lament based on % of vehicle cost to be returned  on border exit.  Fine,  just see if there is money on the other end to reimburse  you.  I think a carne  would  obviate  this.
All African  borders have scams of some sort running  with customs collusion.  Be patient, friendly and where possible avoid fixers.  Always  set a price beforehand  for any services  offered.
Otherwise  go for it.

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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2017, 11:57:10 am »
Kingsley Holgate always says: Don't take the route/trip, let it take you..

Don't plan to much, its like traveling from jhb to Capetown with a bit more excitement.. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2017, 02:59:40 pm »
Yes I agree don't plan too much. I normally also start looking for accommodation at 4 PM when traveling through Africa. I have never been disappointed. Sometime you just sleep next to a petrol pump but the inter action with the people are always great. Sometimes a guy would run for 3 km in front of your overloaded bike to go and show you accommodation. Also speak to other tourist on the way to see where interesting places are. Live is an adventure live it.   
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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2017, 10:24:49 am »
Hi,

I just discovered this thread and its great.  I'm planning my own 2,5 month trip end of 2018 or start of 2019 visiting 13 countries.  I'll probably start my own thread soon to gather some info on countries and visas, but this was very helpful.  I hope you enjoy your trip looking forward to reading your RR on your return.
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Re: Africa Trip 10 countries Info needed anyone want to join me
« Reply #57 on: September 05, 2017, 08:43:51 pm »
:sip: For tyres look into Heideneus, never had a flat, very strong, and I get up to 19000 km on them and a lot more on the front. Also look into a water purifying pump/unit.

Well be using trying out water tablet's to see water it tastes like. I don't like Heideneus as that middle strip does not give get grip.
140 have no midle strip, also better grip then 150. But that storys about 20K on K 60 Scout, maybe if you ride like a lady. I started from CT, now in VicFalls and it is completely out. 8000km. To be honest it was over already after 3000km, last 5K i just wait the last big bang ... :D