Easter 2005: Botswana, Zambia and northern Namibia (PART II)


From Kasane we crossed the boarder to Zambia on the Kazungula Ferry. We had expected that to be very complicated, but it turned out to be an easy exercise. We had to fill out a lot of forms and pay for insurance, but everybody was very friendly and we were finished in less than an hour. From the ferry it is about 100km to Livingstone, which is next to the Victoria Falls. On the next day, we started the day with a treat: a helicopter flight. It was great to see the falls from above and to get an overview of the whole area. After the flight we visited the falls on foot and got completely wet. They are really impressive, especially since at this time of the year they are almost full.

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On the way back to Namibia we drove through Zamibia and crossed the boarder at Katima Mulilo using the new bridge over the Zambezi. From there we explored the Caprivi strip, continuously followed by heavy rains, and stayed at one of the best campsites I have ever seen, at Bumhill. We had a nice lunch at the Popa Falls, which cannot seriously be defined as falls, rather as rapids and went on to Rundu.

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No tour of northern Namibia would be complete without having been to Oshakati, hence, we payed it a visit. We found a very nice campsite north of Ondangwa, where they have a traditional village and you can also eat real Owambo chicken with Oshifima, which tasted really good.

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We decided that for the end of the vacation we needed a nice place to stay for the weekend. Just to relax and not be driving for a change. After some deliberation we settled for a lodge in the Erongo mountains close to Omaruru, which turned out to be a good choice.

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Now we are back in Windhoek, getting used to work again, but hope that the next trip will come soon.


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