Tweety Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
September 18th, 2019 Bushcamp Viewpoint - Ship Cemetary, Monyaq

We stayed overnight on the parking lot close to the museum without paying. During the night a watchman is sitting in front of the museum.

August 11th, 2019 Info Trans truck garage

Not the most modern workshop, but they have knowledge of big trucks. The owner speaks English and one of the employees some German. They found a used spring blade and transferred it to a useable blade for our MAN G90 truck. The workshop is housed in a block of buildings. The entrance is via a gate.

June 19th, 2019 Novoselenginsk, Decembrist museum

This nice museum tells the story of noble exiles who ended up here after the coup in 1825. Entry fee 100 rubel. The museum is housed in a pink salmon building just 100 meters from the parking spot.

April 23rd, 2019 Pustosjka

Small cabin next tot the road with yellow signaI INSURANCE and green sginal with Green Card in Russian language. We paid 6000 RUB forum 1 year.

June 24th, 2018 Karfule Pump / Cleaning / Parking

Small gasstation, but Daniel can make room fof your car of truck. Very helpful family. Possible to clean your car for shipping. Closeby to the office of SECO shipping agent and also some nice restaurants in walking distance. The best place in Mumbai.

May 30th, 2018 Swiss Hotel Kashmir

Very good and safe place for Overlanders. You van park Tour truck in front of the hotel, sscured by a gate. Close to the Dal lake. Very friendly and helpful staff under management of Rouf.They helped us when we had a broken spring with good advises for workshops.

May 22nd, 2018 Rose and Jasmine Garden Camping

After one week we returned to this camping site but were refused tot enter again. Reason; they cannot garantee
our security.
For permission you have to apply for a written application at:
Director Raza Ahmed (Dir. of Sports, Culture and Tourism),
Capital Development Authority
G-7-4 Headquarter.

May 13th, 2018 Rose and Jasmine Garden Camping

The visitors book shows us that we are the first overlanders since 2013. The camping is a separate part of the large Rose and Jasmine Garden and next to the Kashmir Highway. Grassy site with trees for shade. Ablution block lacked maintenance so use the ladies department for a cold shower and the toilets. The camping is fenced and their is day and night a park guard. During the day you have noise from the highway but in the night it is quiet.
Close by shops, banks and restaurants. Also on walking distance to the Visatronix TCS office were they can arrange your application form for a visa for India.
They asked 300 rupees per night, but we paid 100 per night as all electrical connection boxes were damaged. Not the best place, however we feel safe here!

April 29th, 2018 Weber service international

I wasn't able to find this place.

December 7th, 2017 Muqshin

Parking area close to the Wadi at the end of the tar road. Very quiet. 3G with Omantel sim. No facilities.

December 6th, 2017 Salalah

Immigration office at the Royal Oman Police station. On the left side of the immigration office is a caravan like building. Ask here for the extension paper (1 OR). Go back to the immigration office and take the most right desk for your extension. Payment only by Visa or MasterCard. (20 OR)

December 3rd, 2017 Salalah

MAN service and workshop.
Arabia Engineering Service located in the Industrial workshop area.
Tel. +968 23211073

December 2nd, 2017 Wild camp at the beach

This place is permanently closed.

November 30th, 2017 Khor Rouri

Nice place between the khor and the beach. Flamingo and more birds in and around the khor. 4G reception with Omantel.

November 26th, 2017 Water and shower

Shower is out of order and the water point can only be used by water trucks with an electronic card.
Not useable for Overlanders.

November 26th, 2017 Water and shower

Shower facilities are out of order and the water point can only be used by water trucks with an electronic card.
Not useable for overlanders

October 14th, 2017 Beach Parking

You can stay overnight at the public beach just outsite Sila. Some shade of trees. No other facilities. Road from Sila to the beach is bumpy, but they are constructing a new road. Very quiet at night.

October 6th, 2017 Suakin

Good and quiet place to stay before embarking the ferry.

October 6th, 2017 Public parking

No proper public parking, more a place to repair fishing boats.

September 26th, 2017 Tim & Kim's Village

lovely place to relax a few days. Very clean ablutions, probably the cleanest in Africa. The road tot Gorgora is now totaly tarred. No wifi however there is a good signal from Ethio Telecom. We paid 95 Birr pppn.

August 18th, 2017 Old Harar

When you enter the main gate to the roudabout at Feres Magala square you see on your right hand a big gate with the name of one the Emirs. Behind the gate is the Assembly Hall were you can park your car. It is not a nice, however safe place to park and in walking distance of the monuments in the old city. We paid 100 Birr for the night. No facilities.

August 15th, 2017 Adama, Kereyu Lodge

Chique resort were you can stay with your car in front or behind the main building. Swimming pool with public cold showers and toilets. Restaurant and bar.
We paid 200 Birr for staying overnacht.

August 15th, 2017 Travel to the tribes company in Jinka

Local tour organization, called Travel to the Tribes, which can arrange tours into the Omo Valley.
Tours from 1 to 5 days by your or their car. Sleeping in tents in a small village of a tribe is possible.
Contact Solomon Kidane
Phone +251 924630484
Email [email protected]
or via Eyob Hotel in Jinka.

July 21st, 2017 Jinka, Eyob Hotel and Camping

Small hotel with big fenced parking area on partly grassy field. Used by Overlander trucks. Simple ablutions. You can use the shower in one of the free rooms. Also a restaurant with Ethiopian and Continental food. Cold drinks available.
We paid 100 Birr pppn.

January 25th, 2017 Lake Magadi

Big salt sea with flamingo's and other birdlife. Entrance fee is 1000Ksh pp and 1000 Ksh for the car. There is a camp site, but we parked our truck next to the Magadi Sport Club (MSC) for free.
The MSC has a bar and restaurant and a swimming pool we did not use.

January 23rd, 2017 Masai Eco Lodges

Big sign on the road from Namanga (border with Tanzania) to Nairobi with OVERLANDER. That is Masai Eco Lodges. Small area for some Overlanders trucks next to the swimming pool. Separate area for tents. You have to level your car on the grassy/sandy spot. Ablution with hot shower but in "African condition". Friendly staff. Bar and restaurant, however with a basic menu. We paid 1000Ksh for 2 persons and the car.

January 17th, 2017 Lake Elementaita, Eagles Point Camp

Nice camping site with view over Lake Elementaita. Very basic ablutions, but you can also use the toilets in the restaurant including the electrical hot shower. Good restaurant with freshly prepared food. Friendly staff. 600 Ksh pppn including car.

January 10th, 2017 Nyahururu, Thomson's Falls Lodge

Big grassfield where you can pitch your tent or park your car. Nice ablutions and a tap for filling your water tanks with well water. Walking distance to the Falls for which you have to pay. They asked 1000Ksh pppn but after consulting the manager we paid 800 Ksh pppn including the car.

December 31st, 2016 Dunga Hill Camp

South of the town of Kisumu. Large lawn on the Lake Victoria. Good restaurant and bar with outlook over the Lake. Clean ablutions and hot shower. You can make boat tours or rent kayaks.
We paid 500 Ksh pppn including the car.

December 12th, 2016 Lake Kasenda, Afritastic Planet Ruigo

Big recreation area with small campground at the Lake Kasenda. Some shade of trees and you can use the shelters. Possibiity to swim in the Lake.
Restaurant and bar. Simple ablution with cold shower, although the staff will heat it up when you ask for it. Beautiful environment.