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Mosquito nets for overland tours

Postby cnote23 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:11 pm

The packing list indicates there are mosquito nets on the tents, but it recommends that you bring individual mosquito nets for better protection...

Most of the reports in this forum say you don't really need them. It seems like a pain to unpack and repack, and it would take up a lot of space in my bag. I'm doing the Vic Falls to Nairobi trip in late October-November.

Anyone happy they brought one along?
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Re: Mosquito nets for overland tours

Postby tletter » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:31 pm

cnote23 wrote:Anyone happy they brought one along?

We were happy that we didn't bring one. The tents have a bug screen on the entrance. If desirous, you could spray the inside of your tent with something akin to 'OFF!'.
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Re: Mosquito nets for overland tours

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:22 am

I wouldn't bother. The tents have screens on door flaps and a quality DEET-based repellent should be sufficient for the time you're out of the tent.
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Re: Mosquito nets for overland tours

Postby cnote23 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:13 pm

I wouldn't bother.


That's what I figured, which is why I thought that it was strange to have it noted on the packing list. I am friends with DEET after my trip to the Amazon with Gadventures in 2009.
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Re: Mosquito nets for overland tours

Postby AdamfromCanada » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:31 pm

cnote23 wrote:The packing list indicates there are mosquito nets on the tents, but it recommends that you bring individual mosquito nets for better protection...

Most of the reports in this forum say you don't really need them. It seems like a pain to unpack and repack, and it would take up a lot of space in my bag. I'm doing the Vic Falls to Nairobi trip in late October-November.

Anyone happy they brought one along?


I'm with the people above. Don't bother. Just make sure to zip your tent whenever you go in and out and you'll be fine.
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