Angola Trip Report

Old Oct 11th, 2007, 06:46 PM
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Angola Trip Report

I just started to read this. Photos are very good too. Now here is the kind of places I like to go to.
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Old Oct 11th, 2007, 06:52 PM
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Did it again!

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Old Oct 11th, 2007, 06:59 PM
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I thought for sure this was going to be Dennis- you got me!
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Old Oct 12th, 2007, 01:39 PM
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This is really a good photographic trip report.
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Old Oct 12th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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WOW! That was some report, thanks Robbie! Noticed there were no animals other than 1 or 2 jackals, I think Beaven was lying to me last year, the animals hadn't gone to Angola!
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Old Oct 13th, 2007, 03:03 PM
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We just barely set foot in Angola last year. Luckily our feet didn't land on any mines. It was on the north bank of the Kunene River and was very desolate, although there was a small group of Angolan Himbas (Chimbas, as they were called locally) living there.
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A totally cool report and I was captivated by the motorcycle pictures, surprising even myself. You have great people shots as well. The first sentences of your report are real attention getters. So glad you did not need those will updates. Motorcycling through Angola is an adventure and a half!
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 04:02 AM
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This is a good one. Reminds me of my days on a bike. Thanks for this change of pace... great pics.
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 03:06 PM
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Well, that was the highlight of this Sunday! I've sent the link to a few friends who ride and I know they will enjoy it even more than I did which is a lot.
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That was a great report! Love the adventure, humor and poetry along with fantastic pics.
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 05:14 PM
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This will surprise you. Liuwa Plains in Zambia has a wildebeest migration every Nov & Dec. Approximately 35,000 of them. It is believed that a significant number of them come out of Angola seasonally.
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 05:30 PM
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With the bat migration, all the more reason to schedule Zambia for Nov-Dec!

How long was your trip, Luangwablondes? Sorry if I missed it in the report. Would you ever do it again? Were you scared at any point?
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 06:24 PM
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Lynn, luangwablondes didn't go on the bike trip, he just passed the great report on.
Yeah, Zambia in Nov/Dec would be nice as long as it doesn't flood again.
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 06:35 PM
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l.b-I didn't know they had wildebeest in Zambia. That would be cool to see. Now a motorcycle trip through South Luangwa would be fun...
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 07:14 PM
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Don't think they would let you take a motorcycle West of the Luangwa, but I've seen a couple in Nsefu transiting and the locals ride bicycles to Mfuwe from as far away as Lundazi through Nsefu.
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Old Oct 14th, 2007, 07:32 PM
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Just remembered. No upmarket camps at Liuwa Plains. Means a camping trip of sorts with vehicles. They have guided self drives to there that are popular. Only 25 vehicles max. in the park at any one time. Only a couple years ago, the place was practically deserted all year round.Its the calving season in Nov/Dec.

My site has some links for that information.
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One of the pictures of the participants was labeled "me" and I thought it was a Luangwablonde. Oops! I still wonder if the guys that went were scared.
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Old Oct 15th, 2007, 03:01 PM
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Scared. Thats the 'boys' getting together. Where do you think the phrase "No Fear" came from.

It seems these guys have a bit of a reputation in SA. I'm going to need to ply a couple of people with vast quantities of alcoholic sustenance to find out.

I've spent several days on the Namibia Skeleton coast when the sand and the cold wind off the ocean starts blowing. You have to be there to believe it. Man, I hated it. And I slept in a roof top tent and had a landrover to escape to.Note to future campers along the coast-- never camp near a seal colony. When the sun goes down, the wind shifts(along with the accompanying fragrant seal odors) from blowing seaward to inland. How they can ride and sleep exposed for days like that is something. You're too uncomfortable to be scared(rational) of much of anything anyway. But we don't talk about that.
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luangwa~didn't know you had a webpage. email it to me if you don't want to post it.
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