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  1. Re: Hwange National - Chinese coal-mining pact

    That Zim "allows" them to go ahead is already something beyond my imagination....................... but what I do not understand is that I believed China has enough coal reserves in it's own...
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    Re: Windhoek accommodation

    For Joe's - Urban is a must - at walking distance!!!
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    2 cents of a tourist..................

    this year I was very surprised to receive instructions from the rental company near Windhoek:

    You are not allowed to engage 4x4 on "normal" gravel roads...
  4. feb 2020 windhoek via luderitz / swakopmund to windhoek

    We travelled by Hylux bushcamperin February 2020
    some 3.200 km in 23 days.

    Windhoek / Luderitz / Swakopmund via coastline upto Merum crater and via Uis / Spitzkoppe back to Windhoek

    Almost the...
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    Re: Tsaobis leopard Nature Park

    Okay, tx, sounds promising
    but
    you felt you were Locked up?
    what do you mean?
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    Re: Tsaobis leopard Nature Park

    I am asking this because after visiting Swakopmund we still have around 5 days left to return to Windhoek

    I hesitate to go

    >>>up north via Brandberg Mine route to Madisa and from there with...
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    Tsaobis leopard Nature Park

    anybody been to this park recently?
    we notice they are offering a campsite

    anybody visited this place recently, should we include it in our intinerary?
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    Re: permit namib naukluft

    Allright, seems to be a sound advice! tx, will hand it over to swambo ;D

    I believed we had plenty of time but I'm running out of dates...................must skip something so was indeed already...
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    Re: permit namib naukluft

    LOL, hulle skinder oor my ::) ( I hope this is wel translated ;D )
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    Re: permit namib naukluft

    I think after solitaire we shall follow the d1275 to camp at spreetshoogte > via C26 to Namib's Valley of a Thousand Hills > Mirabib > Bloedkoppie or Rock arch > swakopmund

    so I understand we...
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    Re: permit namib naukluft

    Okay, thank you, will ask swambo to do the talking ::)

    coming from the south > Last stop for shopping is Soltaire I assume ??
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    permit namib naukluft

    We would like to camp at either Mirabib, Rock arche or Mid Tinkas in Februari

    are coming from the south
    understand permits are available at either Sesriem or Swakompmund

    but in between Sesriem...
  13. Re: most beautiful route from Rehoboth to camping Klein Aus

    Yes, found it, very nice looking but maybe a bit to nearby our starting point Lake Oanob (1 hr 17 min, if we are very "fresh" we might even do it straight from our arrival at Windhoek))
    But...
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    Re: Etosha - never again

    we have visited Etosha several times over the years and always found the campsites clean and working properly.

    BUT, we always visit the place in February

    we try to avoid the shops and...
  15. Re: most beautiful route from Rehoboth to camping Klein Aus

    Also noted, thank you

    we both prefer camping only incidentaly consider a lodge.
    we travel by rental bushcamper
  16. Re: most beautiful route from Rehoboth to camping Klein Aus

    WOW, sounds great!
    and tx alot for the detailed info
    Time is not an issue, it's the start of our trip and we intend to "go with the flow"
    8 hrs is too much for us to drive will defenitely sleep...
  17. most beautiful route from Rehoboth to camping Klein Aus

    Would appriciate advice for our FEb trip starting at Wndhk
    First night we shall stay at Lake Oanob resort ( just because it's nearby)
    next stop will be Klein Aus for several nights from there we...
  18. Re: Namibia trip planning, Dec 2019, the south west

    Thank you!
  19. Re: Namibia trip planning, Dec 2019, the south west

    Tx a lot for all the info and discussions!

    Am planning our trip in february
    landing at WDH / luderitz via ? / up north along the coast / depending on the time we have left upto Damaraland...
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    Re: Best route to Hwange from Kruger

    [QUOTE=JayRon;4246015]Thank you for your answer.. And you are right, a bit more explaining is order.




    If you travel in july 2020 I would wait for a decision.
    The situation in Zimbabwe at...
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    Re: Best route to Hwange from Kruger

    I have never driven from Kruger to Hwange so others might have a real opinion how to travel..........................

    however because nobody is answering
    my 2 cents:

    I do not think the police...
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    Re: Good article on Gonarezhou

    yes, defenitely a wonderfull place.

    However, we always must travel in February.

    We visited Gonarezhou in Feb 2018.
    were not disappointed because we expected that travelling around would be...
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    Erindi in February

    We past by Erindi several times on previous trips but did not enter the park.

    Because of good feedback from "you" we decided to enter this time.
    price: $ 1290 per night for the 2 of us, +...
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    Re: Binga to karoi road being tarred

    We frequently have and will visit Zimbabwe but
    I never know what to think of these "good" news messages.

    - rolling out a tar road is one thing, but who is going to maintain it?
    - I hope they...
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    Re: satellite phone namibia

    did you read my pm Johan?
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    Re: satellite phone namibia

    nice offer Johan, I will sleep on it and let you know soon.
    I will send you a pm
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    Re: satellite phone namibia

    yes wazungu, your memory is correct.
    we considered Uganda this year but for various reasons we switched to Namibia ( again)

    +++

    so far we are informed that we have to buy a new simcard, only...
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    Re: satellite phone namibia

    I also wrote them an email
    thank you Stan
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    Re: satellite phone namibia

    oboy, thanl you everybody for replying.

    I of course asked the owner what to do.
    he did not use the phone for a very long time and just told me to check what to do in Windhoek.

    I searched for...
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    satellite phone namibia

    normally we use our "normal" phone in Namibia but because this year we travel more in Damaraland and Kaokoland we asked a friend to lent us his satellite phone he uses on his boat in europe.

    I am...
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    Re: Opuwo to Camp Syncro

    assume you are camping?
    Did you also visit campsites and if so did they serve a cold drink and meal?
    enjoy it with every breath you take !
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    Re: Opuwo to Camp Syncro

    you said: Food , water , fuel all easily obtainable in Opuwo.

    etanga, okongwati, orupembe , epupa falls do not have food, bottled water, meat? ( and may be some beer / wine ::) )
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    Re: Opuwo to Camp Syncro

    Tx for this info ! much appreciated! hope you had a super trip!
    Allthough we shall not be in that region till mid Feb.
    and the ten days weather report of today is predicting rain ??? but we assume...
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    Re: brandberg area

    Hy all,
    I do understand I am in the rainy season, and I do not intend to take any risks.
    but as far as I can judge today it has not been raining in the area and will PROBABLY not rain in the next...
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    Re: Opuwo to Camp Syncro

    I will be travelling in this region somewhere mid feb.

    noticed the diesel is available at Opuwo, Ruacana
    if we are lucky also at Okongwati / orupembe and puros.

    I read that often diesel is...
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