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Nov 4, 2011 - Onguma to Nkwazi

Packing up camp was fairly quick now that we are in routine. Seven thirty we check out at the Lodge registration desk.  The road out to the highway was slow but the rest of the way was pavement that allowed us to travel at 100 km per hour.  The scenery as we travel north to the Caprivi Strip becomes progressively greener. More trees are beginning to bud out now. They have had more rain here. Our first planned stop was Tsumeb to acquire some much needed groceries to get us through the next four days. Because Botswana does not allow fresh...

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Apr 13, 2010 - Namibian Nomad...

April 7- April 13 Our last morning in Vic Falls was relaxing and a later start- we drove 1 hour to the Botswana border which went easy enough. Botswana has some problems with foot and mouth disease and along the way you need to file off the truck step in some chemical solution and then get back on the truck. We did this at the border and then again at two additional checkpoints. We arrived at the Thebe River Lodge to see the campsite very flooded. The pool and bar location were under 5 feet of water! The afternoon then got a little...

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Dec 9, 2007 - Camping Adventures

Day 11 Sun 9th Dec Maun - Saronga Campsite Country No. 49 Namibia Another early start as we pack up and commence our 600km drive out of Botswana along the Kavango river into Namibia. We stop at Rungu for supplies & internet then hit our campsite. On the banks of the Kavango river we can look across to Angola. So I guess I should speak a bit of what the safari lifestyle is like. I've been 'on tour' for a week now and have 9 more nights before I fly to Cape Town. Each day, each team has a job that they are responsible for. We rotate...

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Nov 27, 2006 - Rundu

Have travelled out of Botswana yesterday and entered Namibia. I spent last night at a fabulous campsite in the town of Rundu, it even had grass as opposed to just the red dirt that is normally everywhere. Africa is still not giving me much love back, even though I am persevering desperately with it. I stepped on a scorpion yesterday as I was packing up my tent and then last night there was a HUGE thunderstorm and of course mine was the only tent that leaked...and mine was the only backpack that was saturated this morning when it was...

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Jade's Big Trip 2006

Feb 11, 2006 - Rundu and Angola!

Another long drive - the scourge of our tour! But thankful that the company of our gang of 7 is excellent! Ended up right on the border with Angola in the far north. Had an excellent sunset cruise down the Okavango River (which runs into the Delta) while downing a few cold ones. And even got dropped off for a cheesy photo opportunity on the Angolan side of the river! Still more tenting, packing up and setting up each day after long drive - but thankfully no rain for three days. But the overall rain here this season means we are very much...

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Jan 16, 2006 - Village Visit - Part 4 of 4 - 20 Day Overland Safari

PART 4 - An Unforgettable Touching Lifetime Experience How many times in our lives have we heard about the African children in need and the hardships they suffer on a daily basis. We see infomercials, "For as little as $1 a day you can make a difference in a child's life." Or the songs produced in the UK, Canada and America artists such as "Do They Know it's Christmas" to raise funds and awareness about poverty in Africa. We have all seen the commercials and heard the pleas for help - powerful, heart wrenching, emotional and to many very...

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Jan 15, 2006 - Village Visit - Part 4 of 4 - 20 Day Overland Safari

PART 4 - An Unforgettable Touching Lifetime Experience How many times in our lives have we heard about the African children in need and the hardships they suffer on a daily basis. We see infomercials, "For as little as $1 a day you can make a difference in a child's life." Or the songs produced in the UK, Canada and America artists such as "Do They Know it's Christmas" to raise funds and awareness about poverty in Africa. We have all seen the commercials and heard the pleas for help - powerful, heart wrenching, emotional and to many very...

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Dec 29, 2005 - Rundu Day 12 - 13 Overland

Day 12-13 Overland: Rundu is beautiful and drastically different from the other parts of Africa we've seen so far. The landscape becomes quite tropical - green grass, palm trees, different types of foliage we've never seen before. And built amongst all this greenery were the villages. Their huts were made out of dirt taken from the termite mounds with conical shaped thrashed roofs. Every time our truck passed these villages, the people from within waved and the kids ran along side the truck, pounding their right fist against their left...

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Nov 4, 2005 - Rundu

Weather: hot and sunny Landscape: denser vegetation, more people and straw huts From Etosha, it's a fair drive west to Rundu. On the way, we enter the third world. I know you're supposed to call it the developing world these days, but out here it really isn't, so I won't. The border consists of a fence and a foot and mouth control point, through which we smuggle our meat supply disguised in a bin bag. But the fact that the Namibians north of this line can't transport animals or animal products south means that they can't make any money. So...

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Mar 17, 2005 - Weirdest Jacuzzi In Namibia.....

Rundu,on the banks of the Orange River for the night where the accomadation for the evening includes "The Weirdest Jacuzzi In Namibia"..... This was described as such by the writer of Lonely Planet Africa On a Shoestring.....Whoever that was musn't have seen too many jacuzzi's in their time, as the only thing weird about it was that it wasn't the weirdest jacuzzi in Namibia.... The Phoney Planet strikes again......

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Aug 26, 2004 - Namibia

Today we left Botswana and headed convincingly into Namibia, leaving the delta and caprivi area behind us. The landscape is exceedingly dry, baking under an oppressively hot sun. Most trees have few leaves if any - although this clearly changes during the rainy season. The people still largely live in mud huts and wear tattered clothes, it must be a tough life here even though Namibia is a much wealthier country than most in Africa. Most of our drive I spent reading my book (which I am enjoying very much) and gazing out at the landscape...

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