Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Post by Jules » 19 Jun 2017 07:38

Great Pics Piet, ek verlang nou na Kgalagadi !!!
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Post by Peter Connan » 19 Jun 2017 17:49

Dankie Jules
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Post by Peter Connan » 20 Jun 2017 05:44

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Kudu
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Slender Mongoose
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Meerkatte
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Krom
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Borrels
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Sonop
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Luiperd
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Mis.
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Slangarend en Bleeksingvalk
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Kelkiewyn
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Sekretaris
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Bleeksingvalk Jnr.
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Nog
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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 in game drives than anticipated. My total average fuel consumption was around 4.2 km/l, which is probably not bad considering that I towed a trailer, and that there was some pretty sandy going in there. Interestingly, on the Khowarib Schluscht section (from Okaukeujo to Palmwag), Gerrit and I had exactly the same consumption, to the litre.

Total budgeted accomodation was R20 490 (all 8 people). We over-spent on this too, since we had to pay double accomodation for three nights.

Total actual trip cost was somewhere around R78k. It's not cheap to travel! But I do reckon it was worth every cent.

Between the two of us, we carried three jerry cans. One was stolen in Uis, but we never needed them. We found fuel fairly easily obtainable in the areas we went. We had one puncture, one broken exhaust and one radiator problem (I believe this was caused by a fan blade that had broken off in the Khwai river four years ago and gotten stuck in the top of the radiator shroud at the time, and had during this trip rattled loose due to the corrugations, caught a whack from the fan (there was a chip in one blade) and been propelled into the radiator at a vulnerable spot).

In Gerrit's trailer, there were two broken bottles of Chutney and probably about 6 milk carrtons that wore through at various times during the trip. In my trailer, nothing. And since I drove lead, I always caught the wash-aways first, and at speed, and gerrit had enough warning to slow down. Thus, I do believe that, conceptually, my trailer proved itself. It also proved to be surprisingly resilient.
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Post by Michael » 21 Jun 2017 05:21

Awesome trip Peter!!
"The Just shall live by Faith" Rom1:17

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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Post by Peter Connan » 21 Jun 2017 05:37

Dankie Michael
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Post by Chris Skinner » 21 Jun 2017 05:46

Thanks for sharing Peter, it was an interesting read. You certainly set the standard when it comes to the photography..

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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Post by XenoBlitz » 21 Jun 2017 08:23

By far one of the best trip reports I've read and the photos were stunning!

Thank you Pieter.
May the road be long.. and dirty.

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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Post by SJC » 21 Jun 2017 09:32

Peter het jy al ooit daaraan gedink om 'n foto album te publiseer?
Jou foto's is puik. :salute:

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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Post by Peter Connan » 21 Jun 2017 18:41

Thanks Chris, Wilhelm en Fanus
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Re: Central Namibia - Three weeks of hell (not)!

Post by SCUBA Patrol » 22 Jun 2017 08:34

PETER,

baie dankie vir my weeklikse insperasie, sal seker keer op keer terug kom om hierdie versalg en fotos te bewonder. Nou is ek so lus vir toer dat ek kwyl...

Dink ons almal is bevoorreg om iemand soos jy op die forum en as Patrol vriend te he!

Hou die blink kant bo!!!!
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