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Stats and Helpful Info

The following are some stats as well as some info that might be helpful to future travelers:

(Please note that the prices are relevant at the time that we traveled and should therefore be adjusted. The cost of the accommodation does not include some “freebies” like staying at friends or bushcamping, and the amount reflected is per couple per night)

Stats and Helpful Info

The following are some stats as well as some info that might be helpful to future travelers:

 

Port Amboim

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We left Benguela after a lazy morning having breakfast, having another luxurious hot water shower, and finding directions to the internet café, our laptop refusing to connect to the wireless internet at Nancy’s. We had even less luck at the internet café, so left Benguela with many unsent emails sitting in the outbox.

Benguela

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As we approached this coastal city, we immediately felt at home as we both realized that we are coastal dwellers. It is bustling, vibrant and energetic. We first did a scout around to try and see what this place is all about and decided to use the Services of Lonely Planet Africa to source Nancy’s  Hospederia as we were in dire need of a good cleanup after the 2 days of

Lubango to Benguela via Chongoroi

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It appeared we were a bit premature  in hoping to set off early this morning, as  a thorough inspection of Stanruza’s  suspension not only showed that the airbags in the back springs were no longer of any use, but one of the back shocks had snapped off at the bolt. Thanks to Truter’s contacts, we managed to track down 2 new shocks, and we spent the morning fitting them. So much for expensive Old Man Emu shocks, they lasted all of 2 ½ months!

Lubango and around

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We left Flamingo Campsite only at about 10.30 as we had so many chats with the newly arrived camping crowd. I think they all thought we were stark raving mad to do what we were doing , but the guys as always were very interested in Stan.

Etosha and Ruacana

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We spent the night   just outside Etosha, as we has been warned that even camping inside the boundaries of Etosha had become very expensive. Although the grassed camping area at Etosha Safari Camp was overrun by overlanders, we found a good campsite, had a great swim in the pool and and an even better meal in the beautiful restaurant. Yeah to Jagermeister as everythinh just seems better after a shot of that!!

Windhoek - The second time

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Arriving back in Namibia was a weird experience, with African skies, dry air , and miles and miles of bushveld, in stark contrast to the greenness and civilization of England.Thank you to Onkel who fetched us form the airport despite him being very sick.Also thank you for looking after Stanruza whilst we were gone, you are a true example of Namibian kindness and hospitality.

Introduction to the REAL Africa

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Well, what followed was so frightening and amazing at the same time that words to truly convey our experience fail me……maybe Stewie the journalist can do it better, but I will give it my best try!!

Our final Thoughts

 

Annaliese

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