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Namibia – Part 1

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We crossed the Border from South Africa into Namibia on a very cold and frosty Khalagadi morning. We were up early and ready to go as we had been having a few problems with the aircon, it was getting hot…

Namibia: a photographic update

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After the adventures in West and Central Africa, Namibia is a vacation. I picked up Mees from Windhoek airport two weeks ago, and we bushcamped, stayed at some very comfortable and some very basic campsites, had oryx and zebra steak…

The Swakop scene ….

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Day 10 – L: Oh no, now no water in the bathrooms – really, we do not recommend Sesriem Camp to anyone, what a disappointment. We were up early and out of there, or so we thought!! The man at…

Rural road to Rundu

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I was up early to pack up and to see where I ended up , one idea was Roy’s camp outside Grootfontein , I was not sure yet. The rumblings of the King seemed far away this night so sleep washed over…

Sossusvlei to Dead Vlei

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L: Last night’s sunset was amazing at Lapa Lange. I am just sitting on the grassy bank of the little pond, thinking how privileged I am. Steve is in the lounge doing the admin on the computer, but nothing could…

Hello Namibia

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Day 6 – L: Brrrrrrr – wow it was cold in the ground tent and only 3 degrees C as we got up this morning at 7 am and then our neighbour had the audacity to be in shorts! As…

Strolling Swakop

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Caught between the soft desert sand and the harsh Atlantic lies a gem cut from the past but still contemporary  in lifestyle . This colourful , clean and serene town , quaint and quirky plays host to the travelling world.     Swakopmund…

In to the cauldron…

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We nearly bought a car without air conditioning. By this stage we had travelled through most of Africa without really needing it, but after the first couple of hours in southern Namibia, surrounded by unbearable heat for most of the…

last night in Namibia

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From leaving Kamanjab on Wednesday morning it was pretty much a straight tarmac roads all the way to Windhoek again. We almost ran over a 5 foot long snake sunning itself in the road as we left town but it…

Kaokoland

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On our way up to Kaokoland we checked our average fuel consumption over rough ground and tarmac and calculated that with our main diesel tank and small wing tank as well as all of our jerry cans filled we could…

Namibia: On the Coast

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Swakopmund The road to Swakopmund is a grey, dusty road, surrounded by grey, dusty plains, and it goes on and on with hardly a bump or a curve to enliven it. Eventually, however, a sign for Swakopmund appears; and shortly…

Namibia: Two Deserts, No Dessert

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Jan. 3-8, 2014 The border crossing between Botswana and Namibia was astoundingly painless. When we entered Namibia, we pushed our passports across the counter to the official, who took Darren’s and began filling out the requisite paperwork. The woman at…

Namibia

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When we entered Namibia I was finally able to see if my loving and conscientious caring of “Jules the Malaria Patient” had paid off in Uganda by becoming ill. Some would argue that my affliction was even more dangerous and…

Namwi Island Resort

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We left Nambwa after spending a wonderful 3 days there and headed towards Katimo Mulilo, we were looking forward to visiting a place called Hippo Lodge, we had been going there for many years and were really looking forward to…

Nambwa Community Camp

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Nwamba Community campsite @R160 per night (2 nights) We headed out and stopped at the local supermarket and bought a few softdrinks and then headed for the Garage to fill up the water tanks. The place was pumping with stacks…

Muhangu Lodge

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Mahangu Lodge @ R180 per night (3 nights) We arrived to a lovely campsite on the river incidentally campsite number 3 and watched the elephants over the river in the afternoons.  It was wonderful to watch the Coucals playing in…

Khorab Safari Lodge

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Khorab Safari Lodge and campsite near Otavi @ R210 per night has only 2 campsites each with their own ablution and lapa with table and chairs and a braai.  It is an okay campsite close to the main road so…

Ngepi Camp

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Ngepi Camp @R190 per night (2 nights) After phoning ahead after been turned away from Mahangu and Ngepi saying they could help us but only on a bush campsite for the night and a riverfront site the next day we…

31st October, Opuwo, Namibia

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I’m once again trying to write an entertaining blog post beneath the distracting cacophony of chirrups and tweets of the various beautiful birds fluttering around me. Needless to say we have now reached our penultimate country, Namibia, and as we…

A Place of Dry Water

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Africa, a continent of magic. Often referred to as the “Birthplace of Humanity”, it is a land that has drawn me back again and again. Of the many fascinating regions of this vast continent, one of the most compelling is…

Namibian Nomads

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Our arrival in Namibia was inauspicious. Having taken the off road track from near Gunmare in Botswana (quite a bold move in wet season), we bumped and swerved our way to the small shack which marked the border. A brief…

Into Botswana

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Day: 137 KLMS 21,957 Our final days in Namibia were spent on the western edge of the Caprivi Strip, at the best camp we’ve stayed at so far, Ngepi.  Nestled on the banks of the Okavango, the camp has been…