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by georgeb
28 Sep 2016 14:59
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

how the 2.5 Navara handled the dunes... being close to my 2.5 Pathy... Hi Oetie Let me give feedback on the Navara. We were all a bit concerned about the fact that the Navara has such a huge foot print i.e. wheelbase length and also it carried a significant load as well - there were 120 l water in ...
by Peter Connan
20 Jun 2017 05:44
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

STTR-517.jpg STTR-519.jpg STTR-520.jpg STTR-521.jpg STTR-523.jpg STTR-525.jpg STTR-527.jpg STTR-532.jpg STTR-536.jpg STTR-542.jpg STTR-546.jpg STTR-549.jpg STTR-551.jpg And that is all I have to show. The bad news: I travelled a total of 6773km, but I budgeted only 5602km. Thus, we did a lot more i...
by Peter Connan
07 Jun 2017 20:03
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Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

About 9-10 months ago, a friend and I were discussing where our next trip should be. We were in favor of a trip to the Central Kalahari. But our wives (mine in particular) were adamant that they wanted to see the sea. Then we discovered that, from the 8th of April and the 1st of May, we could get th...
by Peter Connan
08 Jun 2017 18:32
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

13 April: Sonja accompanied me on the morning drive. We headed a bit further South this time, towards Olifantsbad. Along the way we saw: First, another Gymnogene, this time being badgered by a couple of Drongos. STTR-46.jpg A Kori Bustard (one of the two heaviest flying birds in the world) STTR-48.j...
by Peter Connan
09 Jun 2017 05:38
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Thanks Russ. 14 April. This morning, I asked Gerrit to drive in convoy. The road to Wolfsnes was partially flooded (this is supposed to be desert, remember). But first, the obligatory Jackal STTR-81.jpg Gerrit's car: STTR-83.jpg My car: STTR-84.jpg We then turned back and headed for Leeubron, and fr...
by Peter Connan
09 Jun 2017 05:51
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

In the afternoon, I took Sonja back the same way. Of course, the migration had disappeared, but that doesn't mean there was nothing to see... STTR-113.jpg STTR-114.jpg There were still quite a lot of Zebra about. STTR-116.jpg And coming back, we found the Lions moving about a little bit. STTR-119.jp...
by Peter Connan
09 Jun 2017 20:23
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

15 April: If it works, why fix it? Off to Natco again... The lions were still around. STTR-126.jpg Near Natco, we found a fairly big bull Elephant, but he was fairly far away. STTR-128.jpg So we went on to Natco, where there were Zebra, as usual. On the way back, the elephant was a lot closer to the...
by Peter Connan
09 Jun 2017 21:10
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

16 April. Destination: Palmwag. There are a couple of options to get from Okaukeujo to Palmwag. The easy route is to go south to Outjo, then west to Palmwag. This is 370km and an estimated 4 1/2 hours by tar and graded gravel. Not our route then. The second option was To start the same way, but then...
by Peter Connan
12 Jun 2017 05:49
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

18 April. Map18Apr.JPG Destination: Aba Huab. This was not a long way away, and most of it appeard to be on fairly good roads (as far as one can tell from Google Earthe anyway), only 110km and expected time of around 2 hours. So we packed up and then told the kids and girls that they could go for a ...
by Peter Connan
12 Jun 2017 06:23
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

19 April. Destination: Messum Crater. This was about 175km away, and expected to take about 4 1/2 hours. Map19Apr.JPG So we didn't rush madly to pack up, and got going around 9 Little did we know... STTR-230.jpg STTR-231.jpg We did come across some pedestrian traffic today STTR-236.jpg STTR-237.jpg ...