Namushasha River Lodge
Travel Blogs from Caprivi Strip
... 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 ...
... The next morning we got up at 4:45 to see the sun rise over dunes and see the sand change colour. The first dune we climbed was called BIG MOMMA!! It was 100 meters high and at 8am was really tough. Liam just literally ran up the dune and it takes the average person 1 hour and it took him 10mins! The sand is such a deep red colour which looks amazing. The next dune we climbed was ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... facinating and exotic places around the world, but never have I / we experienced such immediate sense of community, family and joy as we have on these next two days. The San people of Namibia are truly unique. They immediately embraced us. We were not observers of their village, but rather distant kin joining in on their celebrations, dances, games and survival.
The pictures only begin to tell the story, but sorry that is all I have time ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking