Time  2 hours 52 minutes

Coordinates 1295

Uploaded August 31, 2017

Recorded August 2017

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3,839 ft
3,438 ft
5.2 mi

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near Usakos, Erongo (Republic of Namibia)

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Three weeks in Namibia: "private" trip so much the country is under populated both in population and tourists. Even in the most touristy places, we were "alone".
A country civilized but still very wild. Miles of tracks and straight roads, landscapes, sites, game, friendly people, an eternally blue sky and an ideal temperature. The tracks are good, but you need a big 4x4 with two spare wheels and a double fuel tank because the uninhabited distances are great, with no telephone connection and brittle corrugated iron. We have stayed in private campsites and lodges, but we can camp "wild" or homestay everywhere. The cheapest dollar is bought with cash at the "Windhoeck Bank" which takes no commission. This is much cheaper than ATMs and visa commissions. There are gas pumps that accept Visa in the "big" cities, but most want cash. If we talk about hiking, it's a bit difficult in this huge country where landscapes change little and where hiking is quickly monotonous. We had no flies or mosquitoes and we did not see a cloud in three weeks.
Three weeks in Namibia. A trip all by yourself because the whole country is just empty. You are happy when you meet somebody or come across a cloud of dust crossing a car. Even in the big touristy places, you hardly meet anybody. The dirt roads are ok, but one still has a double tank and a double tank because they are a real killer for cars and tires. The scheaper dollar is bought with cash at Windhoeck Bank. It is difficult to "trek" in this country with lanscapes that do not change much. No bugs, no flies and blue sky the whole time.

Erindi in Omaruru: A reserve well supplied with felines "chipped" and thus findable. The water hole is well located.
Waterberg: to see and even if the "game drive" is not great, I think it must be done. There are small walks that allow you to walk the cliff.
Etosha: a lot of patience and kms and you will see everything. It is a very beautiful park.
Epupa: "Flowing water does Namibia"
Palmwag: the "self drive", early in the morning, is good. You have to go to the canyon to find the game. But the landscape itself is very beautiful.
Twyfelfontein: "petroglyphs galore"
Hohenstein: Commiphora "
Rostock Ritz: "Meerkats" and "Zebras of the desert"
Namib desert: "Petrified dunes: Petrified dunes"
Sossusvlei "Only in the world", "Is there water?", "Oryx in the sand"
Wolwedans: "From the top of a dune", "Giraffes and boulders", Oryx ride "," Sundiver "
Fish River Canyon: "Aloe will see and precipices"
Quivertree forest: the detour is worth it, it's a special place and it's worth taking a break between Windhoeck and Fish River Canyon.
Bagatelle: "Elan and dunes".

Hohenstein lodge is a welcoming place with some well-marked walks. There is also a water point lit at night. We did not have luck with the game, but to see the traces on the ground, there are not bad. The rooms are well set with views.



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    #Raptor962 Jun 2, 2020

    Bonita ruta, bello paisaje mis felicitaciones.

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