Trip Report - Some Riverbeds in Damaraland and Kaokoland





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    Default Trip Report - Some Riverbeds in Damaraland and Kaokoland

    We have just returned from a great trip up and down some rivers:
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    Abu Huab / Huab
    Hoanib
    Puros Canyon
    Hoarusib

    Then on to Camp Synchro via Marble Mine

    I would never have dared tackle this trip without the information gleaned from this forum, so I feel I should make my own contribution. Herewith then Parts 1 & 2.

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    Hi Rod, great reports and some excellent (very geological) photographs. Keep the reports coming, I am thoroughly enjoying them.
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    Rod, this is epic countryside you have covered. I am enjoying your report and the memories it evokes. I am sure you will have met elephants in the river beds ahead and look forward to the rest.
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    Thanks for posting!

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    Thanks for posting a great read !

    I am glad you enjoyed it !

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    Default Part 3 - Huab River

    I have added part 3 to the original post

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    Lovely reading and reliving, thanks Rob. It is sad to think that many that have these fantastic trips never post them for our edification.
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    Thank you Stan. It is particularly gratifying coming from a man who has done as many great trip reports as you have.

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    I have added Part 4 - Hoanib

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    Thumbs up Just beautifull

    Thanks a lot. Enjoying it truly.


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    Thanks for posting

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    Beautiful images Rob, you have capture for me the essence of Namibia . Great elephant picture! Heck of an interesting trip report , reading it with pleasure and looking forward to my first venture into Namibia next year . Please don't keep us waiting too long for the next instalments
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    Hi Rod, I just hate reading reports like this one, just get a terrible itch. Thanks, nice report and photos.
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    Thanks Rod, having done a few of the river beds earlier this year, your report brings very good memories and a wish to go back for more.

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    Thanks Rod, really great to read it! Please keep em coming!

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    Great reports. Thanks for taking the time to put it together and sharing.
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    Thank you all for the encouraging comments.
    I have added Part 5 - Hoarusib

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    Thanks-interesting reports!

    Any chance, Rod, of posting a map of your routes?-perhaps GPS log?
    I would like to d a trip like this some time, and it would be great to have a map to reference to!

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    Excellent! Could not imagine driving over those cobbles for long....

    40km in first gear!

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    Thanks Rod
    Interesting report.

    On my last trip a few years back it was better to enter the Hoanib through the road that goes to the Elephant Song camp sites. If you keep to the right there is not much powder dust.

    I found the Ganamub track was badly corrugated and the car shook terribly.
    Is it still that bad or is it better now?

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