I've booked ten nights at the three Kwando camps for early January 2012. Now I am in the midst of buying new video camera gear. Unfortunately the company I'm looking at (Panasonic) only sells their extra battery packs for ridiculously high prices (more then 100 € for one extra pack). Since I'd prefer to limit these expenses I'd like to find out about how one can re-charge their batteries at the Kwando camps. I seem to remember that they only switch on their power generators at night - is that correct, not even in the morning? for how long are they switched on? according to their manual panasonic battery packs may need up to 4 1/2 hours to recharge...last but not least: is it possible to re-charge while on games drives, are their vehicles equipped with (standard) cigarette lighters and do the drivers allow guests to use them?
PS: please do not advsise me to look for battery packs manufactured by other companies - the camera I'm interested in is a rather new model, so unfortunately at this moment only panasonic sells extra packs