Trip Start Apr 24, 2012
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Flag of Namibia  , Caprivi,
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

So with Nambwa, and a sleepless nigh (for me) behind us, we headed for Namushasha.  Holding thumbs that there will be no elephants or hippo's in the camp.
The road is undergoing a transformation at the moment.  The once big, white dirt road will soon be a very wide tar road all the way to Katima Mulilo. Like in so many instances, the locals are in two minds about the change.  The Chinese got the contract and they seem to be doing a really good job.
 Arriving at Namushasha, I already felt safer as they camp was fenced (not that a fence of this caliber would keep elephants out, but all the same).
The Lodge is beautiful and the camp is on a 15 meter high river bank, so no hippo's tonight. Yipeee!
Green grass and shady trees to camp under makes for a nice change after having camped on dirt for a while.  We set up right next to the ablution where a big old donkey help promise of a nice hot shower, not to mention the lovely smell of the fire.  An added bonus was a big lemon tree full of lemons right next to us.  I soon made a plan to pick some with a tent pole, much to Carlos' amusement. I made a good glass of real lemonade - never mind all the sugar I had to add to make it sweet enough.
Only one other camper appeared - a granny and gran pa brought their grandson to camp while they stayed in the Lodge.  Oupa help him set up. So sweet.  Hope we will be able to do this with our grand kids one day.
Mike came round to start the donkey for us and soon we could have a wonderful outdoor shower before sunset. It is a rather marvelous sensation to have the sun and the hot water on your body whiles looking up into the trees, this while you are getting all the dust of the day washed away.  Could get used to that.
It was indeed a lovely safe and relaxing evening without elephants.  At the gate they had elephant dung balls mixed with chillies that they burn to keep the elephants away from their crops.  They must have burned some specially for me - cause we did not as much as hear an elephant.
I was very happy to find some soft toys for Layla, Sasha and Katryn in the lodge's shop.  Now I had something to post to them from Maun.
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