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  • Walvis Bay and SwakopmundToday was our longest drive day, but we still decided to get up to watch the sunrise from our roof terrace, not as bright as the sunsets but still lovely. We also saw some desert rats, oryx and mongoose making Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | Sep 26, 2016
  • A Day in the DesertWe were up at 6.00 to collect our breakfast packs, leaving by 6.20 to drive the 45km over bumpy roads and through the mist to reach the Sesriem Gate by 7.05, where we watched the sun come up over the Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | Sep 24, 2016
  • Sunrise and SolitaireThe alarm went off at 6.30 and we dragged ourselves out of bed for the sunrise walk, fortunately the sky looked clear after the unexpected evening rain. We climbed, in the cool of dawn up the rocky path then across Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | Sep 23, 2016
  • The Gamsberg PassWe caught up on our sleep and had an early breakfast ready to start our long drive from Windhoek heading South to Cha-re down the Gamsberg Pass, the highest mountain pass in Namibia. Unfortunately the best laid plans........ One of Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | Sep 22, 2016
  • Namibian Journey 'Travel makes you modest; you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world - Gustave Flaubert' After Roy returned to work with the promise of us going anywhere I liked for our holiday - I decided on Namibia with Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | Sep 20, 2016
  • Two women, a big car and a roadmap ...… that is how the story of this traveladventure begins. From desert to ocean to savana plains and mountains, Namibia is a top destination for people who like to travel independently. After doing some group travels over the past years, Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 2, 2016
  • "You have a big car, it's like a bus"The sun comes up as me and my friend Lesley step of the plane in Windhoek. After a whole night of flying we wake up in a different world. Namibia, there it is. After months of planning and dreaming our Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 3, 2016
  • Under the milky wayFirst real day of the roadtrip. We have a relaxed breakfast and then load the car with our luggage. On leaving Windhoek we have a quick stop at a petrol station to buy water and then we leave the capital Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 4, 2016
  • Jonathan's mapAfter breakfast we hit the road using Jonathan’s map. We follow the rocky driveway passing the guesthouses. It’s a bumpy start but we enjoy every minute. We reach the gate leading up to a gravel C-road and unlock the chain. Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 5, 2016
  • "We are no tourists, we are explorers."Today is our exploration of Sossusvlei. We get up at 4.30 a.m., and have a very early breakfast because we hit the road at 5.30 a.m. so we arrive at Sesriem gate when the sun comes up. There are 6 Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 6, 2016
  • Apple crumble in the desertWe are quite slow leaving Hoodia Desert Lodge. We just don’t want to say goodbye. ‘Maman’ and her daughter are having breakfast in complete silence. Birgit and Micheal also hit the road today, they have another car, and we wish Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 7, 2016
  • "This is Disneyland in Namibia!" JihaaaEarly start (well, I call getting up at 6.15 a.m. early on holiday) to drive to Walvisbaai this morning for a very special excursion to Sandwich Harbour, an area about 45 km south of Walvisbaai, where high dunes meet the Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 8, 2016
  • Messages from the ancient peopleOur hearts don’t break leaving Swakopmund. A mist covers the town and sticks with us along the coastal drive before we make a turn landinwards. We can’t wait to be back on the gravel in the Namibian inland ☺ This Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 9, 2016
  • "No, there is no food."At breakfast in Twyfelfontein Lodge we have a chat with 2 Australian couples who are travelling together. They’ve already had 4 flat tires! It seems a flat tire is part of the package on a Namibian roadtrip, but as we Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 10, 2016
  • "Is the donkey dead?"When my alarm clock at home buzzes at 6 a.m. I’m never so eager to get out of bed. But when the plan is to go on a gamedrive and spot wildlife, 6 a.m. is pretty ok. Our guide today Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 11, 2016
  • Sweetie, Sweetie?At this point in the journey we don’t really know anymore what day it is and we are definitly not counting the days. There is so much more to come and the roadtrip takes us even more northbound into Kaokoland. Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 12, 2016
  • Who needs Victoria Falls?Antonio is once more our guide. Luckily today it’s a private tour. A 3 hour drive to Epupa falls at the border with Angola. We try to get a conversation started, but it turns out Antonio is not such a Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 13, 2016
  • "A ticket to Halleluja"The Russians aren’t in good shape this morning at breakfast. Some of them come in running late and ofcourse nearly the whole breakfast buffet is taken by them (no pancakes left!). One of the women wears leather hotpants, it looks Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 14, 2016
  • Bedtime storiesIt’s a quiet morning at Ongula homestead. They aren’t expecting new guests untill Tuesday, so Matta tells us she is not going to church today but will clean up a bit and relax for the rest of the time. She Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 15, 2016
  • The lion's roar“Did you hear the lion?” Edwil asks at breakfast. It’s 5.30 a.m. and still dark. Lesley confirms she heard something, I was sound asleep apparantly. But a lion was nearby. Apparantly it’s the typical roar of the male calling out Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 16, 2016
  • Don't panicWe realise how little we’ve seen of the huge Etosha park and regret that we’re not spending more days here. Before heading to our next destination we have half a day to do our own game drive in the park. Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 17, 2016
  • In the footsteps of the BushmenThere is not another social group on this planet which has been studied, written about, filmed (remember The gods must be crazy?) and researched more than the Bushmen, or San, of the Kalahari. Today only 3% of Namibia’s population is Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 18, 2016
  • LostI slept quite well, but Lesley had an almost sleepless night. She got cold and it seems the excitement of the day and evening kept her mind awake. Or maybe the medicine man used a different kind of powder for Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 19, 2016
  • "We saw a snake!" (aaaaaargh)At breakfast there is no sign of Johan so we can have an enjoyable start of the day and chat with some other people. There are two Canadian newlyweds, a very young couple who just finished their medical studies in Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 20, 2016
  • The big goodbyeOur flight leaves at 5.45 p.m. and the drive to Windhoek will take about 3,5 hours. So we clear the room and spend some last time in the sunshine. Helga asks us if we’ll come back to Namibia. It seems Posted by Petravs in How I remember Namibia | May 21, 2016
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