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comment Pros and Cons of a tent on the ground and its alternatives in Namibia
Good answer! I've been there 3 weeks and used the ground tent exclusively. Back of the car gets too dirty quickly. Guards are not always there. Forget about fences keeping predators out. One cheeta in custody on a farm escaped during the night I've slept there in the tent. A ~3m high fence does not keep them in. They're just not interested in hunting humans. So imho, Hyenas and Baboons remain the only practical threat. I've witnessed Baboons in action on campgrounds and I'd advise to take an old tent, and don't keep or prepare any food inside. I always felt safe, even camping in the wild.
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comment Pros and Cons of a tent on the ground and its alternatives in Namibia
I would love to hear constructive criticism on the question by whomever downvoted it..
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comment Pros and Cons of a tent on the ground and its alternatives in Namibia
Hm, can I really expect a guard on the premises to keep fast scavengers such as Hyenas out of the campground? Are they patrolling the grounds throughout all of the night? Or how do I have to imagine that guarding to work (especially for the unfenced campgrounds)?
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comment Pros and Cons of a tent on the ground and its alternatives in Namibia
Good points! The mounting/dismounting certainly is to be considered. But the same holds true for a ground tent. I see no difference there. Siestas are in my case not an option ;-) How long would an experienced tenter need to mount/dismount a rooftop tent?
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comment Pros and Cons of a tent on the ground and its alternatives in Namibia
@Ivan: I've already stated that I've rented a 4x4 car and explicitly listed sleeping in the car as an option. Most likely I'll be sleeping most of the time in designated camping areas - but not all the time
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comment Pros and Cons of a tent on the ground and its alternatives in Namibia
@Flimzy: While I generally and in this case agree with you, lots of self-drive safari rental vehicles come equipped with a roof top tent or two.
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