What vehicle to use- 2 adults 4 children Epupa to Marienfluss





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    Default What vehicle to use- 2 adults 4 children Epupa to Marienfluss

    I plan to hire a 4x4 from Windhoek and travel Opuwo - Kunene river lodge - Epupa - Syncro camp-back down the Marienfluss - Purros - Windhoek staying in tents all the way.
    Which is the best route between Epupa and Syncro camp?

    I will probably need to take a trailer so that I can have 3 rows of seats in the 4x4.

    Has any one had experience with traveling fairly comfortably with 2 adults and 4 children aged 12 to 19 ?

    Thanks

    Eric

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    Eish.....

    Will you be towing as well?

    6 adults (since I do not see a 12 year old as a small child) and you will need to be self sufficient because you will camp all the way?

    4x4 Kombi? Can't think of much els that will be spacious enough!

    Maybe a Defender Puma 110 WITH THE REAR SEATS IN with ALL the luguage in a trailer and on the roof?
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    Defender 110 of Discovery with trailer.
    Range Rover Big Body 5.0 V8 Supercharged
    Land Rover Defender 110 CSW Puma
    Land Rover Defender 100 PU V8
    Land Rover Freelander II SD4
    Jaguar XJS V12

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    Yes that may be way to go.
    We use a Fortuna with the back seats down and we have been to some rough places pulling a trailer, but I've never been to Northern Namibia so I'm not sure on the road conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS5 View Post
    I plan to hire a 4x4 from Windhoek and travel Opuwo - Kunene river lodge - Epupa - Syncro camp-back down the Marienfluss - Purros - Windhoek staying in tents all the way.
    Which is the best route between Epupa and Syncro camp?

    I will probably need to take a trailer so that I can have 3 rows of seats in the 4x4.

    Has any one had experience with traveling fairly comfortably with 2 adults and 4 children aged 12 to 19 ?

    Thanks

    Eric

    That is a wonderful and very special part of the world to travel in. We did, more or less, the same route 9 months ago. KR Lodge is a very relaxing and special place and the owners very friendly. Do include the sundowner river cruise when you are there.

    Your request is not as simple as it may sound. Your real problem will be to get from Epupa to Syncro. Do you plan going over vanZyls or will you take the longer, but also challenging, way around it?

    You should seriously consider renting 2 vehicles. VanZyls and the roads leading to it is no small challenge and trailers are not to be recommended. The going is dangerous and adding a trailer just increases the odds against you.
    Eggie.

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    We did this route from KRL to camp syncro down van Zyls 3 years ago. We were a family of 4 travelling alone. I do not think that travelling alone is a risk - if you take enough water. People cross Africa alone all the time.

    We did it in a Fortuner with roof rack and no trailer. I suppose if you traveled light and towed a trailer it would be possible to do in a Fortuner or similar vehicle - it would just be very cramped and uncomfortable...
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    We did 3 weeks in the Kaokoveld in December and I would not go into that area alone. It is remote and although you may not run into trouble there is always a chance. We took the road to van Zyl's but heard at Epupa of people having to turn around because Van Zyl's was pretty washed away. We turned South before Van Zyl's and went round the bottom past Marble Mine and Rooidrom.

    The road to Van Zyl's is a mission in its own and with a trailer it becomes even more challenging. From Epupa to Marble mine camp site is only a few hundred kilometers but it is a full days driving. 6 People in one car? don't know.

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    +10. Cannot agree more.
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    If you really must take a trailer, take a lot of money with you because a recovery will be very very expensive.
    My recommendation, do not tow a trailer, use other options.
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    2 double cabs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    2 double cabs?

    Your'e absolutely right - no kidding.
    Eggie.

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