Namushasha River Lodge
Travel Blogs from Caprivi Strip
Coastal Swakopmund and North to Angolan border area, and the Caprivi Strip
5th to 8th May 2011
Weather: 35C Clear skies
Had to get some work done on the truck the day before yesterday. The rear axle on the driver's side started to move to a position (outward though the drive flange) that was not going to be conducive to …
... fuel. Some people stayed on Big Mamma and carried on to get fuel, but we hopped off with a couple of others to pick up some water and basically stretch our legs and seek some sanity.
There were so few of us who got off that I did find myself worrying quite a bit that they wouldn't actually come back for us and we would be stuck here. Rundu actually seemed to be a semi happening town, at least outside the Shoprite where ...
I slept as well last night as I have slept since March. The
sound of the rapids and the breeze blowing through the mosquito net must have
been the perfect sleeping aid. With all the curtains open, I am up with the sun
hearing the sound of passing hippos. My boat companions later on this day will
describe the sound they make as what gigantic frogs on steroids must sound
like. The croak and then they trumpet. That's one fine wake up call.
Today, I see more hippos ...
... your Visa card—don't bother to offer anything else because they don’t take it—and letting you consume food, beverage, laundry, internet or whatever until you use up that $100 and then you go and let them charge more. Well, I only spent $79.00 U.S. They don’t really know how to run a $21.00 credit and they won’t give me cash so we have to go through three layers of management to figure out what to do. We finally work it out. ...
... but someone's front lawn!
Finally went to Kupfer Quelle resort. Brand new , camping, asked if swimming pool - yes so we stayed here. Swimming pool turned out to be olympic size and over 4 metres deep at deep end! Played in pool in warm sunshine for an hour or so and then tents again! Very accomplished now, stuck up soggy tents and nice shower and shaved after over ...