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2013 Zimbabwe Park Fees

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on January 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

New in 2013

· CONSERVATION FEES replace the previous Park Entry fees. These are payable at 3 levels (International, Regional & Local)

· Conservation Fees are payable DAILY on Park entry to Mana Pools, Victoria Falls Rainforest and Gonarezhou. (Tour Operators’ clients are exempt from this for ...

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Mana Pools Wild Dog Update

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on October 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Latest news on Wild dog Population in Mana Pools. Data collected October 2012

Kanga Pack 12 Adults and 15 Puppies


Vundu/Rukomechi Pack 18 Adults and 9 Puppies


Long Pool Pack 9 Adults and 2 Puppies


Chikwenya Pack 13 Adults and 13 Puppies


Chitake Springs Pack 12 Adults and 2 Puppies

In addtion there reportedly is a large pack within the Chewore Safari Area. Totaling 33 dog...

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Anthrax Season

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on July 30, 2012 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone

After attending a meeting yesterday with the Senior Wildlife Biologist for Wildlife and National Parks – Ms Zenzele Mpofu, we have been asked to please advise all Guides operating in and around the Chobe/Linyanti area to please ensure that Guides are aware that we are now in the “Anthrax or Dry Season (July – Sep)” and they should please ensure that they do not themselves or allow their clients to touch or handle any animal bones, carcasses or dead an...

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Hwange National Park to do track location and clearance

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on June 20, 2012 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The following was posted in a South African 4wd club newsletter. If you are unable to get campsites in Botswana, this may be an interesting alternative:

Greg Rasmussen, the Research Director of Painted Dog Conservation, Jane Hunt of the Lion Research Unit and Bongani Ndlovu, Wildlife Officer at

Hwange National Park HQ have jointly requested the assistance of our club. The successful opening of the Middle Jesse Road in Mana Pools last

year has lead to our club being approac...

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Kuomboka Ceremony Cancelled

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on May 2, 2012 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Kuomboka Ceremony will not take place in 2012. The reason given is low level of water in the Barotse Plain.

SAA plans Maun - Johannesburg daily service

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on April 28, 2012 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

South African Airways (SAA) is launching  daily service on June 15 between Johannesburg and Maun.


The schedule for the daily service between Johannesburg and Maun departing Johannesburg's Tambo International Airport (JNB) at 11:45 and arriving at MUB at 1:15 p.m. Maun - Johannesburg will leave MUB at 2:00 p.m. and reach JNB at 3:40 p.m.


Chobe Waterfront Protection Plan

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on January 24, 2012 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (4)

Chobe National Park Decongestion Strategy


Effective February 1, 2012


Over 75 vehicles enter the Chobe NP at Sedudu Gate everyday. This includes day trippers, camp and lodge vehicles, mobile safari operators and self drive vehicles. Often in peak hours and high season, scenarios like what has happened in the Masai Mara and Ngoro Crater - too many vehicles on wildlife sightings and related issues, has contributed to the DWNP designing a new c...

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Mana Pools and Wild Dogs

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on September 28, 2011 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (1)

To all those interested in Mana Pools and its wild dog populations I thought I would just update you on what appears to be happening in this fantastic park. In the main game viewing areas of Mana which I include the flood plain area, Chitake Springs and Kanga Pan the dogs in all these areas are doing well and have all produced a bunch of puppies for us to be entertained by - On the flood plain area there are two packs at present one with 9 adults and 3 puppies, and the other ( Vundu Pack ) ha...

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Massive Park Fees Hike Proposed

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on September 4, 2011 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (2)

From this weeks article in the Ngami Times By Norman Chandler:

Botswana appears to be pricing itself out of the international tourism market with a proposed whopping increase in fees for entry by land, river and air into the national parks.


The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) has been holding meetings with industry stakeholders over their proposals, and have run up against objections from all sides.


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Maun - Ghanzi Road Closure

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on September 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Approximately 7 kms South of Maun, near Sitatunga Campsite, the road has been washed out.

Mac and Brenda went out there Sunday. Unfortunately they were not allowed to get close, so no photos. The police had the area cordoned off and were only allowing trucks through that were involved in road repairs. The bridge may be open within about one week. There were a lot of frustrated tourists there, as well as members of the road and transport department with maps, showing them the diversion....

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Ban on Fresh Produce from South Africa

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on August 22, 2011 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

From Ngami Times - Edition 566 19 - 26 August 2011

A ban has been placed on the importing of various fresh produce from parts of South Africa.


This follows the discovery of Asian Fruit Fly in the Limpopo region of that country. Limpopo borders on Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


The Botswana Ministry of Agriculture this week announced restrictions on the importation of tomatoes, citrus products, mangoes, cashew nuts, pawpaw (papaya), guavas, ...

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