Leaving Namibia

Quite sad to leave Namibia and its endless plains rocky basalt, quartz, bushman grass and its mountains that every time you get to the top of one range another becomes visible in the distance. Their game management plan of allowing tribes concession areas, in which they are in charge of game management seems a bit…

Post 16 – Right in the middle of Africa

The next morning we discovered the reason for the large numbers of Himba in town. They have just agreed to allow a new Hydro dam to be constructed 20km down river and therefore SWAPO is rewarding them with a seat in the government. Himba from Miles around have come to Epupa to witness the ceremonial…

Post 13 Camp Synchro

Camp synchro A later than anticipated arrival we settled into the camp site across the Kunene from Angola. The Kunene is a huge river and forms a green belt in what is the driest desert landscape. There are crocs in the river – so interesting to see the locals bathing – but they stay very…

Post 12 Puros – Camp Synchro

Today we are travelling once again on a track less graded but not as bad as yesterday – the crunch today is the red drum pass!. There is absolutely NOTHNG in this landscape so landmarks are a red drum, a blue drum etc. We are headed on the red drum route, when we see the…

Post 11(??) Puros

Our next stop was Khowarib- our route took us through spectacular rocky and craggy mountains landing us at a lovely campsite next to a river. The ablution blocks, which are my dread in life, were stunning. A fellow keeps a fire going under a large drum filled with water so there is limitless hot water,…

Post 10 Kowharib

Our next stop was Khowarib- our route took us through spectacular rocky and craggy mountains landing us at a lovely campsite next to a river. The ablution blocks, which are my dread in life, were stunning. A fellow keeps a fire going under a large drum filled with water so there is limitless hot water,…