Travel Blogs from Grootfontein, Namibia

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A Sweet Story, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

A Sweet Story

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... of them were either thought provoking or very humourous.  This one, I will cherish. It seems that in a village in Namibia, like many villages in Africa, a group of women would trek close to 20 km  a day back and ...

Halloween in Namibia, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Halloween in Namibia

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... of petrol. A clever way I find: people who drive lots will pay more than the ones who don’t use their vehicle much. Grootfontein is also known for hosting the largest metal meteorite in the world... 3m X 1m roughly...but heavy!! If you talk loudly ...

Jacko Comes to Town:  Part Deux, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Jacko Comes to Town: Part Deux

A travel blog entry by pchun88

The next day I recovered my iPod about 20 feet from our campsite.  My earphones were chewed up but the iPod was still working.  Unfortunately as I write this letter the iPod is no longer working.  Mr. Jack bit into it really hard and now ...

Oct 13, 2011, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Oct 13, 2011

A travel blog entry by jamesinafrica

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Bushman Living Museum, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Bushman Living Museum

A travel blog entry by bat1chief.cj

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Welcome to the Kalahari! It is hot during the day and it was the coldest of the nights.  (I slept with 2 pairs of socks, 2 pants, 3 layers on top including a coat, a sleeping bag with a liner, a blanket, gloves and a hat---not too bad with all of ...

Oba! Chegamos ao meteorito Hoba!!!, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Oba! Chegamos ao meteorito Hoba!!!

A travel blog entry by foradecasa

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... 'Sul. Para saber mais sobre o Projeto 20°12', visite a página inicial sobre este blog. Seguimos de Rundu a Grootfontein onde abastecemos o carro e um frentista ouvindo nossa conversa, veio falar com a gente em português! Uma surpresa para nós. ...

Caprivi Strip, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Caprivi Strip

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak

... an area fought over between Namibia, Botswana and Zambia but now safe to travel through. Heading west we arrived at the town of Grootfontein and arrived at the nearby camp 12kms out at Roy’s camp. the day was stinking hot and we enjoyed a dip in ...

Delta Dawn, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Delta Dawn

A travel blog entry by marqual

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From the city of Maun, we made our way on dugout wooden canoes - called mokoros - into the Okavango River Delta. This is one place in the world where a major river deltas not into another body of water but instead into a desert where it is absorbed by ...

Day 181 - Namibia, Near Border - Game Viewing, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Day 181 - Namibia, Near Border - Game Viewing

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... . Pleased not to be stuck on cook group prepping lunch! Back on the truck at 2 where we drove to the town of Grootfontein for cook group shopping and beer/biltong restock for beer club. Boys find tacos so looking forward to them cooking. Then drove till ...

Maltahohe, Maltahohe, Namibia travel blog

Maltahohe

A travel blog entry by sarahfey

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... us up to a peak with nice views, and the camp staff was really friendly and had some great stories about growing up in Namibia. One of the camp's guides told us that he was studying scorpions and collected them each night using a UV light. He said that ...

Namibie, De Sossusvlei à Etosha, Namibia travel blog

Namibie

A travel blog entry by mr_le_singe

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La Namibie n'était pas au programme. Mais tellement de personnes l'ont recommandée que c'est devenu une part importante du voyage. Et avec raison. Des dunes de Sossusvlei au parc d'Etosha en passant par Swakopmund et la cote du squelette, c'est une ...

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A travel blog entry by spudbraham

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San People in the Bushmanland, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

San People in the Bushmanland

A travel blog entry by badams

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We are now in Grootfontein, which is a fairly modern town with internet cafes and coffee shops!  I'm on cook duty today so that means I have to go shopping with our cook Charlie and the rest of my cook group shortly! We have stayed two nights in ...

Jacko Comes to Town, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Jacko Comes to Town

A travel blog entry by pchun88

From Jo'burg I arrived in Windhoek, Namibia.  I took a three day safari to Sossusvlei to  see the sand dunes.  Here is what happened.   As we left the end of the city center where tar meets gravel road, a sign reads "The end of ...

Bush man visit, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Bush man visit

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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... leopard is known to hang out at. Unfortunately it was nowhere to me seen so we headed out of Etosha and towards Grootfontein for a supplies stop. Wandering the street of this town we saw several ladies wearing the traditional African dress. We then drove ...

Martian Land, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Martian Land

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan

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Up until now my time in Namibia has been amazing but one of the main reasons that I came to Namibia was to view the amazing Dune scape at Sossusvlei.  This part of the Namib desert contains miles and miles of huge spectacular looking red dunes, ...

Small town Namibia, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Small town Namibia

A travel blog entry by kerry_andrew

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... 12km from the campsite, so after a final look at some giraffe and springbok, we were soon on the main highway heading to Grootfontein. The travel time for the day was estimated to be six hours so we were very surprised when just after two hours later we ...

'Beware of crocodiles', Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

'Beware of crocodiles'

A travel blog entry by johannahoog

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... van de 'waterhole' staat de lunch al klaar, die we ons, zoals gewoonlijk, weer goed laten smaken. We rijden door naar Grootfontein, waar Johannes op zoek gaat naar een nieuwe reserveband. Wel nodig, want we hebben al twee keer een lekke band gehad en ...

Zebras in the campsite, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Zebras in the campsite

A travel blog entry by kickthrough

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We got to our campsite in the late afternoon and relaxed after a long day on the truck around the pool. The campsite pool was complete with a bathtub waterfall which we found particularly classy. We planned on going for a swim, but that activity was cut ...

Grootfontein, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Grootfontein

A travel blog entry by carlos.quijano

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We left Etosha after a morning drive. The journey to Grootfontein is around 400 km, although on a B "road" i.e.: Good tar road.The road climbs to just over 1400 m and the countryside becomes a bit different with a few mountains around and a variety of ...

Duwisib Castle, Duwisib, Namibia travel blog

Duwisib Castle

A travel blog entry by carlos.quijano

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We left Luderitz with Anita wanting to stay behind. She was over the moon with the place. The only dissappointment was Kolmanskop. We had a complete different picture drawn up by all the advertising. There are just a few houses and although there is ...

Намибия, Malta, Namibia travel blog

Намибия

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Намибия. Город Maltahohe.  Сплю в кровати в Oa Here Backpackers. ...

Fluffy Balls, Grootfontein / Etosha NP / Kamajab / Twyfelfontein, Namibia travel blog

Fluffy Balls

A travel blog entry by froglin81

... of Lubricants. The only comical thing I saw here was a car that looked like it was made of papier maché. Stopping in Grootfontein for shopping I realised we'd been starved of Western style shops for so long that we now judged the quality of a place by ...

Days 82 - 84: Namibia - The Click Click Bushman, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Days 82 - 84: Namibia - The Click Click Bushman

A travel blog entry by djmorton

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... owner can prove to the local tribesman leader that he is a good person with no wrong doings. I'm looking forward to learning about Namibia over the next few weeks. Te extent of my knowledge was that Angelina Jolie adopted a Namibian baby who's now 7 and ...

The San Bushmen, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

The San Bushmen

A travel blog entry by gentoopeng

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Most of our travels have focused on the African wildlife but we have from early in the trip we have heard about the San Bushmen. While in Zimbabwe with our guide Ian we spent a long time in a large, open cave looking at paintings made by these bushmen. ...

Hoba meteorite, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Hoba meteorite

A travel blog entry by elainevickers

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Apparently this is the largest known meteorite. It was rather large and very ...

Wildlife photos, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Wildlife photos

A travel blog entry by gentoopeng

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Etosha National Park. There is no real story just a lot more magnificent wildlife. You never get tired of watching these animals. Yesterday we had a large herd of 60+ elephants wander right next to our truck, 3 bull elephants at a night waterhole less ...

Supermarkets Africa Style and hippo neighbours, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Supermarkets Africa Style and hippo neighbours

A travel blog entry by liz_turner

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... bacon & eggs. The traditional/ stable diet of Namibian people is maize based and we have seen in more at the eastern part of Namibia where the people are poorer. They grow the maize and pummel it and the send it to the mill to get milled. I guess ...

Post Trip Info, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Post Trip Info

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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TIP: Bring enough money to buy some of the local wears from the shop in the village. You can buy shields, spears, musical instruments (ask to hear one of the Bushmen to play one, it's a really interesting sound!), jewellery, etc. You can also ask to have ...

Fish River Canyon, Grootfontein, Namibia travel blog

Fish River Canyon

A travel blog entry by sarita.castilho

It is the second largest canyon in the world with 160 km long and at some points has 550 feet deep. We are here in winter and the temperature during the day is 30 and the next night comes around zero degree. In summer comes closer to the maximum during ...

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