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Namibia-Botswana 2005

A Photographic Journey of our Trip

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First night stopover at Abiqua Camp on the Orange River.

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A brief stay with our friends Peter & Elka at their guesthouse in Windhoek

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The pub at Roy’s Camp outside Grootfontein. Our first taste of the bush.

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Our arrival at Sikereti campsite, Kaudom game reserve in NE Namibia. The sign reads “Warning Danger! Beware of Elephant, Lion & Hyena in camp at night.”

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We were surprised by the pristine state of the campsite at Sikereti which we understood had been closed, but nobody had informed the camp staff about this.

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The elephant watchtower at Kaudom campsite manned by a watchful game guard.

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Rob and Tony on elephant watch. We could see large numbers of elephant converging on the waterhole just below the campsite.
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Our campsite at Kaudom – not as comfortable as Sikereti…
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Many miles of thick sand in Kaudom as we make our way northward towards Caprivi.
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A quick oil change in Divundu. The Cruiser had me worried for a while with suspected slippage in the automatic transmission.
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Camp life on the Kwando river in Eastern Caprivi. Washing up can be fun!
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Sundowners and a spot of fishing on the river at Camp Kwando.
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A day drive down to Nkasa Lupala (Mamili) National Park finds us crossing a rickety steel bridge which creaked and groaned alarmingly as the vehicles passed over.
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On to Kalizo Lodge on the banks of the mighty Zambezi about 20km. outside Katima Mulilo. We did not waste any time in organizing a boat trip so as to become better acquainted with our surroundings.
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Stunning scenery….
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and magnificent sunsets!
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My first Tigerfish, but not the last…
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Into Botswana and a view of the Kavango river from the pub at Drotsky’s Cabins.
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No better way to get a view of the Delta than to take a plane ride. The floodplains seem never-ending….
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… and support large herds of game as one approaches Moremi.
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No trip to this region is complete without the obligatory sunset pic. This is my best effort, taken from the deck at Drotsky’s looking down the Kavango river.
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An early morning shot of our campsite at Xwaraga on the Boteti river. Lions kept us awake for most of the night with their continuous roaring from fairly close quarters..
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A quieter and more peacful campsite at the Karma Rhino Sanctuary near Serowa.
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Our final night in relative luxury spent in this charming little cottage in Nieuwhoudtville.