|7 Feb 2001||Mailing list details added|
|01 March 2001||Participant Details modified|
|02 March 2001||Participant Details modified|
|06 March 2001||Added new participants|
|07 March 2001||Added fuel/range details|
|07 March 2001||Added Fuel calculations page|
|26 March 2001||Modified participants List|
|26 March 2001||Added new info on proposed logos|
|28 April 2001||Amended participants list|
|18 May 2001||Amended participants list|
Darryl, Georgi and Clem have been making up some logos for us. One will be a large graphic, suitable for the side of the truck, and perhaps on the back of T-shirts. One will be smaller, and will be suitable for caps, and smaller stickers that can remain on the vehicle permanently as a reminder of the trip. The larger graphic may fill this role as well.
So far we have the following logos:
Please post any comments to the list.
The two most favourable countries to visit in order to see the eclipse are Zambia and Zimbabwe. Some of the 'gridders fancy the shorter Zimbabwe trip, while others prefer the longer Zambian option.
These pages are dedicated to the Zambian trip, while Olaf Wagner has created a page for the Zimbabwe trip.
Paul Oxley has graciously accepted the role of Expedition Leader (Fearless), since his main claim to fame (besides his famous wit and charm) is his experience gained in operating commercial tours throughout Southern Africa.
|16 June. Day 1:||Drive to Nata Lodge, Bots.|
|17 June. Day 2:||Drive To Zambezi River Lodge (Caprivi Nam)|
|18 June. Day 3:||Drive to Maziba Bay Lodge (Near Sitoti Zam)|
|19 June. Day 4:||Drive to Kalabo via the floodplains
route. (Adventure) |
|20 June. Day 5/6/7/8:||Drive into Liuwa and start working our way as far north as possible and take in the eclipse and savour the magic of Liuwa|
|24 June. Day 9:||Spend a night back at Kalabo and stock up with fuel if necessary.|
|25 June. Day 10:||Start early for long slog back to Maziba Bay.|
|26 June. Day 11:||Drive through to Chobe Safari Lodge in Bots|
|27 June. Day 12:||Drive to Francistown.|
|28 June. Day 13:||Drive back home.|
These figures have been used to calculate the amount of fuel we need to carry with us/buy in Zambia, during the toughest section of the trip. These calcs are on the Fuel calculations page.
|Paul & Lynette Oxley||2 Adults||88" SIII||330||P||4||1320||Nil|
|Willem Coetsee||2 Adults||130 Tdie||250||D||6.5||1500||Nil|
|Andries & Adelle Uys||2 Adults||130 Tdie||250||D||6.5||1500||Nil|
|Clem & Jacqui Daniel||3 Adults||Disco V8||210||P||4||840||120litres|
|Heine De Villiers||1 Adult||2.8i 110||340||P||4||1360||Nil|
|Johan van Staden||3 Adults||SII||246||P||4||984||80litres|
|Raoul & Robyn Smit||2 Adults||Land-Rover TDie||240||D||6||1440||Nil|
|Riaan Botes||Land-Rover TDie PUP||220||D||6||1320||Nil|
Where is the Liuwa Plains National Park? Look at the following map of Western Zambia
and you'll see the park tucked up in the North Western corner. The left side of the map coincides with the Angolan border.
After some discussion, it was decided that we will not alter our travel plans, except to go as far north as we can. We will probably have to stay within the borders of the park, as the northern boundary of the park is a river, and we are unsure as to whether this can be crossed, or if we will be allowed to cross by the park ranger. We will attempt to find out as much as we can before we leave. However, we fully intend to enjoy our stay in the park, even if we do not get to see the eclipse in it's fullest glory.
You also need to ensure (more or less now) that your passports are in order, and will not expire in the middle of Zambia.
In April/May we can start discussing what we need to take with us. i.e. our exhalted Expedition Leader will help us to decide things like:
In the very near future we will have the first planning session, along with the Zimbabwe participants. We will schedule technical prep days sometime soon as well.
For more information on the trip itself, it is best to post your questions on the South African Landrover Owners Forum (za-lro). If you are not already subscribed, then you can subscribe here.
You can also contact our Expedition Leader Paul Oxley
Also take a look the page dedicated to the second of the two EclipseGrid trips, the
Zimbabwe EclipseGrid. Olaf has put together
more information on the eclipse, as well as some good maps of both Zimbabwe and Zambia.