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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:28 PM

Hmm, currently I don't have a scan of a typical landscape photo, so here is something different (again)...

This simple safari tent (:D) stands on the edge of a large salt pan that once was the bottom of a huge inland lake in southern Africa. If you leave the tent and go 6745 metres to the East, you will stand next to a National Monument that is named after a South African hunter and naturalist (and one of the first nature photographers) who is famous for his exploration of the Zambezi, almost beating Livingstone to the discovery of the Falls.

1) What's the name of this National Monument?
2) What's the name of the salt pan? (the more general name is okay)
3) At which camp did I stay?

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 09:52 AM

1) Baines' Baobabs
2) Makgadikgadi
3) Jacks Camp

2 and 3 are correct.

1 is wrong. Baines' Baobabs are 60 kms to the Northwest in Nxai Pan National Park, whereas Jack's Camp is located in CT/11 east of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Also, Thomas Baines was a Briton and never made photos, he is famous for his illustrations and paintings.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 08:48 PM

Come on...!

No one who knows that National Monument close to Jack's Camp?

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:00 PM

Chapmans Baobab?

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:20 PM

Chapmans Baobab?

nappa, you're already well prepared for your next Botswana trip!

Chapman's Baobab is the correct answer.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:05 PM

I have an absolutely fabulous program to help me. :P

But that's another story!
I should add that may be the only time in my life I knew where I was! :rolleyes:
my screen has just gone belly up will post my offering soon!

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:51 PM

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Where are we?
Where are we headed?
Where have we been?

Our heading is roughly WNW

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:19 PM

Ouch, in my case it's twelve years ago... if I google for images of that area I get thousands of wildlife pictures but not that special hill...

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:40 PM

Well, Google Earth doesn't give me the right shape of this hill, so this is a wild guess:

Serengeti
Naabi Hill
Ngorongoro Crater

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:55 PM

Correct! Ngorongoro Crater is where we have been.

Not Naabi Hill & we're not in the Serengeti
This is an unusual route & not the usual safari trail & the twin peaks are visible on Google Earth.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:04 AM

Hmmm! I seem to have killed the thread! :o

The photo was taken in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The twin peaks in the distance are Naibardad Hill.
The normal route would be to the East of Mount Lemagrut & the two peaks would be in the distance to your left if you took the route to the Serengeti from Ngorongoro on the main track to Naabi Hill.

Question

At which well known feature will we enter the Serengeti? :mellow:

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:14 PM

The twin peaks in the distance are Naibardad Hill.

Unfortunately I don't have a good topo map of that area. I saw Naibartat on Google Earth but I wasn't really sure because of the low-resolution imagery.

So you were coming from Laetoli, heading to Hugo's Camp (Serengeti is always Van Lawick country for me). :mellow:

The well-known feature can be found at www.ndutu.com.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:56 PM

We pitched our tent for a couple of days at Nungunungu north of the lake.
The route we took had been pointed out to us by the Masai where we had camped near the crater.
The twin peaks were our guiding landmark once we found the track past the airstrip at Endulen.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:54 AM

To revive the thread!

Here's a well known one! I hope! :)

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:20 AM

To revive the thread! Here's a well known one! I hope! ;)

Is it the same place as here?
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Anyone recognize this place:
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We spent quite a while digging here.......
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:51 PM

Here's a well known one! I hope!

Moremi Game Reserve ?

PS: I've never traveled that area but after a short Google image search I would say, Third Bridge.
(I used this reference shot - the trees in the background are the same...)

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 01:27 AM

Quick poll:

How long will it take until DWNP bans any self-drive tourism in Moremi?

1. never
2. 5-10 years
3. 1-5 years

My guess is 2. Posted Image

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 05:15 AM

DWNP has a lot of money tied up in public camp sites & you meet a lot of local self drivers.
In 2004, when the photo was taken I would say, excluding the camp sites, self drivers ratio to guided was about twenty to one.
OK! It could have been the game drive areas & concessions but I would think self drive is a good money maker.

Posted Image Oh! By the way! Yup! Third Bridge.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 05:34 AM

... self drive is a good money maker.

If DWNP would declare the eastern section of Moremi as low-density tourism zone (such as the Mombo zone), create some concession areas for upmarket lodges plus a wilderness zone for HATAB operators - I'm sure they'll get much more money. Minus all the hassles they have with some of the self-driving people today.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 06:49 AM

We found Botswana similar to Mana Pools at the weekend! A get-away for a couple of days break with a 4x4.
We met a number of Africans out for a break no gear just a brai & a 4x4!





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