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 …
... and hippos and I headed off to do laundry. We had a lot of laundry that needed doing and it took me a good hour to do it all and get it all rinsed. Erik was at the bar drinking at this time. I trotted back to our tent trying to get him to notice that I was all covered in suds and sweat and water and he wasn’t. It didn’t work and he didn’t notice. Hmph.
I strung up our clothes line and nicely hung up all ...
... flimsy-looking one with a very noisy, smelly diesel engine! Nothing happens quickly, but that's fine as you're on holiday. The contrast with the departure experience and the arrival in Botswana was huge – there we registered in a quiet, air-conditioned building followed by a walk on a disinfectant pad and a similar trough for the truck.
Back in the truck, we travelled to Kasane and our first camp at ...
... hype on the news. The princess and the
frog story in their minds they actually requested on the day to watch
the wedding. It was banned until after school was finished (long
drawn out lessons for a change) and they were just in time to see the
wedding itself, they watched for ten minutes, lost interest (sigh of
relief) and rejoined the process in time to see the kiss which of
course set off shouts of 'yeugh they snogged'
All this aside, the place ...
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 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking