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4x4 camper rental SE Africa

Old Jan 28th 2003, 12:52 am
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Riverman
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Hi:
I'm looking for a company that rents 4WD campers (like Landcruisers with
pop-up tents on the roof) in the Southeast Africa region. A lot of South
African companies rent these, but they usually restrict travel to SA,
Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zim. I need one that is allowed to
travel to Botswana, Angola (through Caprivi), Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique,
Zimbabwe and back to South Africa.
Does anyone know of a 4x4 rental outfit that will allow me to drive to these
countries?

Thanks,
--riverman
 
Old Jan 28th 2003, 3:06 am
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Marc Lurie
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On Tue, 28 Jan 2003 14:52:30 +0100, "riverman"
wrote:

    >Hi:
    >I'm looking for a company that rents 4WD campers (like Landcruisers with
    >pop-up tents on the roof) in the Southeast Africa region. A lot of South
    >African companies rent these, but they usually restrict travel to SA,
    >Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zim. I need one that is allowed to
    >travel to Botswana, Angola (through Caprivi), Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique,
    >Zimbabwe and back to South Africa.
    >Does anyone know of a 4x4 rental outfit that will allow me to drive to these
    >countries?
    >Thanks,
    >--riverman
You will find Angola to be a big problem. Personally, I would not rent
out a vehicle that I knew was going to be travelling into Angola.

I struggled to find an insurance company that would cover my vehicle
in these countries. The best I could find still won't cover Angola, or
in fact, any country North or West of Angola as well as the DRC. The
best cover I could find was restricted to South Africa, Lesotho,
Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya,
Mozambique, Malawi, and Namibia.

Regards,

Marc - Johannesburg, South Africa
 
Old Jan 28th 2003, 3:47 am
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Riverman
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"Marc Lurie" wrote in message
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    > On Tue, 28 Jan 2003 14:52:30 +0100, "riverman"
    > wrote:
    > >Hi:
    > >I'm looking for a company that rents 4WD campers (like Landcruisers with
    > >pop-up tents on the roof) in the Southeast Africa region. A lot of South
    > >African companies rent these, but they usually restrict travel to SA,
    > >Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zim. I need one that is allowed
to
    > >travel to Botswana, Angola (through Caprivi), Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique,
    > >Zimbabwe and back to South Africa.
    > >Does anyone know of a 4x4 rental outfit that will allow me to drive to
these
    > >countries?
    > >
    > >Thanks,
    > >--riverman
    > >
    > >
    > You will find Angola to be a big problem. Personally, I would not rent
    > out a vehicle that I knew was going to be travelling into Angola.
    > I struggled to find an insurance company that would cover my vehicle
    > in these countries. The best I could find still won't cover Angola, or
    > in fact, any country North or West of Angola as well as the DRC. The
    > best cover I could find was restricted to South Africa, Lesotho,
    > Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya,
    > Mozambique, Malawi, and Namibia.
    > Regards,
Hi Marc:
Thanks for the input. I assume you are talking about a personal vehicle,
right? I can understand no insurance company touching DRC: that's where I
live, and its a madhouse. Angola isn't so important; I just wanted to be
able to cross into Zambia from Botswana, but its not so hard to do it
without crossing into Angola. I primarily want to explore Northern Bots,
Zam, Malawi, Mozambique and Zim.

Any ideas of rental outfits that will help me out?

--riverman
 
Old Jan 28th 2003, 5:32 am
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Hans Martens
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riverman wrote:
    > Thanks for the input. I assume you are talking about a personal vehicle,
    > right? I can understand no insurance company touching DRC: that's where I
    > live, and its a madhouse. Angola isn't so important; I just wanted to be
    > able to cross into Zambia from Botswana, but its not so hard to do it
    > without crossing into Angola. I primarily want to explore Northern Bots,
    > Zam, Malawi, Mozambique and Zim.
    > Any ideas of rental outfits that will help me out?

For the countries you mentioned I can advise Maui/Britz
(www.britz.co.za). They have offices in South AFrica, Namibia and
Botswana. The cars they offers are Toyota Hilux, Toyota Landcruiser and
Landrover. All with rooftents and full camping gear. And very important,
they are fully equipped for the bush. Long range fuel tanks, extra
jerrycans if you need them, protected underside, water tanks, air pump etc.

We have used them several times for trips through: South Africa,
Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Very nice and experienced people
and trustworthy.

Regards,
Hans

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Hans Martens
Wildlife Photographer, Field Guide

Wildlife & Nature Photography
http://www.wildpicture.com
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Old Jan 30th 2003, 7:10 am
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Ruud Kampf
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We travelled through Zimbawe and Zambia last December. Hired a Toyota Hilux
3.0 l TD, with rooftent from Compass Ventures in
Johannesburg for 5 weeks.

Very good car, very good service,
--
Ruud Kampf
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www.rekel.nl


"Hans Martens" schreef in bericht
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    > riverman wrote:
    > > Thanks for the input. I assume you are talking about a personal vehicle,
    > > right? I can understand no insurance company touching DRC: that's where
I
    > > live, and its a madhouse. Angola isn't so important; I just wanted to be
    > > able to cross into Zambia from Botswana, but its not so hard to do it
    > > without crossing into Angola. I primarily want to explore Northern Bots,
    > > Zam, Malawi, Mozambique and Zim.
    > > Any ideas of rental outfits that will help me out?
    > For the countries you mentioned I can advise Maui/Britz
    > (www.britz.co.za). They have offices in South AFrica, Namibia and
    > Botswana. The cars they offers are Toyota Hilux, Toyota Landcruiser and
    > Landrover. All with rooftents and full camping gear. And very important,
    > they are fully equipped for the bush. Long range fuel tanks, extra
    > jerrycans if you need them, protected underside, water tanks, air pump
etc.
    > We have used them several times for trips through: South Africa,
    > Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Very nice and experienced people
    > and trustworthy.
    > Regards,
    > Hans
    > ==================================
    > Hans Martens
    > Wildlife Photographer, Field Guide
    > Wildlife & Nature Photography
    > http://www.wildpicture.com
    > ==================================
 

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