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    I'm in Ondongwa for a few days and if all goes well will have Thursday free. I was thinking of finding some transport and either doing a day trip to Ruacanna Falls or Etosha. Maybe both. What would the guys with knowledge of the area recommend. Thanks

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    Ruacana falls may not have water as all water goes through the turbines, but a visit to the power station is worthwhile. A visit to Etosha is as good.
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    Thanks apparently according to one of the locals one of the roads in oshikati is waist deep

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    Default Re: Ruacanna Falls

    Quote Originally Posted by charliek69 View Post
    Thanks apparently according to one of the locals one of the roads in oshikati is waist deep
    I have not come across that road - and I work in Oshakati.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek69 View Post
    I'm in Ondongwa for a few days and if all goes well will have Thursday free. I was thinking of finding some transport and either doing a day trip to Ruacanna Falls or Etosha. Maybe both. What would the guys with knowledge of the area recommend. Thanks
    Both is not going to happen... pick Etosha. Its closer.

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    In oshakati at the moment. Amazing how the rivers are all full. I think the guy i was speaking to must have been talking about the path to his house

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    I've quickly realized how 250km on the map could take a while with the traffic here so it looks like Etosha. Is there access to the north side of the pan.

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    http://www.etoshanationalpark.org/times-fees

    Come in from the King Nehale Gate. Main road to Omuthiya and then you hook a right at the sign boards. It's about 106km from Ondangwa. Takes you from the northern side into Namutoni and then you have enough time to cruise the area. Then either hit the B1 from the Von Lindequist Gate (Namutoni) or you head back out via King Nehale.


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    Thanks Nicholas that is definitely a plan

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    Ruacana falls is worth a visit, if you want to see something completely off the tourist paths.
    On the way up and down you will see the locals real life. Fishing, at markets, sitting at shebeens, herding and so on.

    When we visited it I think it was in an October month, the falls were completely dry, but the hippo pools still got plenty of water.

    The Ruacana EHA Lodge was a green oasis, a beautiful setting in that otherwise dusty, grey lansdscape.
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