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  1. speaking about which: what's the general consensus on whether to tip a self employed guide who is running his own business, somebody like Doug McDonald or Moses from Unlimited Safaris in Maun?
  2. As I've mentioned in the other thread concerning the wild dogs in Laikipia, if I was in your position I would cancel a trip to LWC, absolutely no doubt about it. However, I have better things to do than read comments like the ones over at the other discussion. If you are interested in my opinion, send me a pm and I'd be happy to explain.
  3. to add a little more insight: - as we left the Concession a little bit later than you, we got to see more pup action, in the end we counted at least twelve different youngsters - on the morning of the 20th (the day you left), we witnessed the pack hunting - and had the sighting of a lifetime: two dogs were chasing an impala in full speed..and had the misfortune to run straight (literally) into a pride of lions who had killed a wildebeest the night before...the lions were all over the poor front runner (the one in the back was lucky and got away)...now I am not going to tell the end of the story, I might save that for my own trip report or a video clip on my youtube channel
  4. conclusion: I'm am not interested in Sangeeta's services as a travel agent and I am neither interested in booking a stay at LWC through another operator: I have visited the area and personally, I found nothing exceptional about it (except their rather high rates). So if I was asked for my opinion I would advise people to head somewhere else and that's the last I will add to this thread. (sorry but to now book a stay at LWC to support them is a ridiculous advice I am not even going to comment) ice off
  5. read more carefully: I am saying it has already happened in Kruger and I have not been attacking anybody, I was questioning or asking for motives, something that is regularly done at places like tripadvisor but seems totally utterly out of place here at TA - so: I am awfully and extremely sorry if I have hurt anybody's feelings
  6. I am not interested in Sangeeta's services as a travel agent and I am neither interested in booking a stay at LWC through another operator: I have visited the area and personally, I found nothing exceptional about it (except their rather high rates). So if I was asked for my opinion I would advise people to head somewhere else and that's the last I will add to this thread. ice off
  7. @Sangeeta and what exactly are your motives (as a travel agent)? And if you had read more carefully, you could have noticed that I never questioned that these dogs might recover (I'm sure they will). All I did was quote Annabelle's comment "There have been some sightings" - now "some" is (I hope you will agree) a very vague expression - "some" could be three sightings a day, three sightings a week or three sightings a month; "some" could relate to single dog sightings or splinter group sightings or pack sightings; "some" could mean "up close" or "far away in the distance" and last but not least "some" could mean "a brief glimpse" or "for hours at a time" As a travel agent I am also sure will agree that all these factors make a huge difference to potential tourists who are thinking about trying LWC to find dogs or possibly head somewhere else where the chances in theory are better The way Annabelle's comments on FB were quoted here, for somebody who does know who she is, it could have been easy to believe she is a tourist, so for those around here who are not as knowledgable as you are, I merely pointed out that she could have an agenda - it's up for each and every one to himself to decide if that is indeed the case or not
  8. man, it seems to me you worry way too much - a lot of people have told you that will generally not need a 4x4 on the regular rodas in KTP (and that includes to road to Urikaarus). Yes, you may get stuck but that would be part of the adventure. It is impossible to predict the quality of the sand, that depends on a lot of factors that change daily. Having said that, most of the KTP roads consist of gravel and not sand, they may have sandy patches, though
  9. @Antee just like I thought: we were there from July 17th to July 23rd. If I liked Khwai? Hell yeah, best safari week I ever had, I already booked a return trip for next year
  10. What else is she supposed to say? She has to protect their business
  11. @Antee what days were you in Khwai exactly and which campsite did you stay? It sounds like we were at least a few days together in the park
  12. well, we have a website called "billiger mietwagen" which translates to "cheaper rental cars" - what they do is compare offers of dozens of operators and basically find you the best possible rate. However, I am not sure if they allow you to book from outside our country. And I am neither sure if they have an English version of their website. https://www.billiger-mietwagen.de
  13. You will neither need jerry cans nor shovels, unless you decide to venture into the Botswana side of the park.
  14. sorry guys but I am not sure where you rent your cars: booking from home for a Toyoata Fortuner or similiar I never pay more than 300 € per week (usually less) and that rate includes all kilometers, the best insurance you get can and a second driver, free of charge. On the other hand, I would never book with a local company (unless it is unavoidable, like in Namibia). The 10 day rate quoted roughly equals to 800 €, that's what I pay for 20 day rental.

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