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By request, some photos from my Land Rover Safari Namibia. I am back and ready to go buy a Defender 90! No way I can't recommend such a trip. Vast landscapes, drifting through dry river beds, steep dune drops and a little bit of rock trails...amazing!
That looks like one awesome trip, I've always wanted to do something like this. Looks like a lot of fun and a bunch of cool sights to see. Great car for the trip too, and excellent photos!
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I doubt this will make the front page, but C&D just did a M5 vs RS7 vs CT5-V Blackwing. Guess who won...

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...wing-compared/
Not surprised. Looks like the M5 dipped to third (mainly due to high price which pushed it over in points) but to be honest, the Blackwing was gonna win no matter what. Even in Automatic form the car is awesome, but still, manual is the only way to go I'm sure the reactions from the F90 forum will be interesting.
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By request, some photos from my Land Rover Safari Namibia. I am back and ready to go buy a Defender 90! No way I can't recommend such a trip. Vast landscapes, drifting through dry river beds, steep dune drops and a little bit of rock trails...amazing!

Sorry it's long and occupies a lot of space...but this thread became non-BMW a long time ago! :wink:

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AND THEN THERE WERE THE ANIMALS!!! I saw the ultimate...a start-to-finish lion kill at a water station (watering hole) in Etosha National Park. The lioness tested the Oryx herd twice, went back, cuddled the Lion and then went for it and got one. In the middle of the day, no less! They usually hunt at night. The Namibian guide said he'd only seen this once before in his entire life!

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The other females helped hold it down while the male went for the jugular and killed it. Then the cubs came over. The male must not have been hungry as he went over to two more cubs and signaled they could go eat. He went back to resting at the water's edge.

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Watching the other animals watch all this was fascinating. All the herd animals just stood there gawking as we do when we see catastrophe. Then in short order, back to normal, threat is gone as the animal is consumed. The best of all were the two bull elephants who had center stage at the concrete pad in the middle of the watering hole. There couldn't be bothered to even watch what was happening. What an advertisement for Land Rover!

Some other shots and the general route...note it's not accurate because google wont go to the off-road sections.

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This is awesome thanks!
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By request, some photos from my Land Rover Safari Namibia. I am back and ready to go buy a Defender 90! No way I can't recommend such a trip. Vast landscapes, drifting through dry river beds, steep dune drops and a little bit of rock trails...amazing!
Damn that's rad. I went on Safari like 14+ years ago at Madikwe Game Reserve (https://www.madikwegamereserve.co.za/) in SA. I loved every bit of it but all of my pictures were on film and I would have killed for today's camera phones. Flight sucked though, 19 hours nonstop but I wouldn't hesitate to go back there.

Was that a day trip? Wondering how involved it was?
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Oh my that thing looks and sounds amazing. Anyone notice the 9k rpm red line? Did they put the GT3 engine in it or is it a modified GT4 engine?
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By request, some photos from my Land Rover Safari Namibia. I am back and ready to go buy a Defender 90! No way I can't recommend such a trip. Vast landscapes, drifting through dry river beds, steep dune drops and a little bit of rock trails...amazing!
Damn that's rad. I went on Safari like 14+ years ago at Madikwe Game Reserve (https://www.madikwegamereserve.co.za/) in SA. I loved every bit of it but all of my pictures were on film and I would have killed for today's camera phones. Flight sucked though, 19 hours nonstop but I wouldn't hesitate to go back there.

Was that a day trip? Wondering how involved it was?
No day trips and only one conventional game drive the first evening. Everything else, including the lion hunt, was seen on the road from the land rovers. Yes, flights are rough. 33 hours out and 27 back. Layovers in Frankfurt. First of which I left the airport for some Oktoberfest bier and schweinshaxe at Paulaner am Dom!!!
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