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Aug 22, 2019 - Etosha NP to Windhoek

Last day of my Namibia tour today. We drove to Windhoek (the capital city of Namibia), arriving in time for lunch. Our guide and driver left immediately as they were going to start their drive in the truck back to Johannesburg. We went for a walk around Windhoek. There is really nothing to see!!! Saw the church and went up the museum building to the roof top bar for a view of the city, before heading out for dinner

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Feb 23, 2018 - entry just to put location on map

The next day we wandered around Franschhoek for a while and then were picked up and taken to the airport for our flight to Windhoek in Namabia. The flight was uneventful and we arrived late afternoon. We are staying overnight in Windhoek prior to starting our visits to the Namabian nature reserves.

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Aug 20, 2016 - Welcome to Namibia

19 August 2016 Kullala Desert Lodge Duly collected by the Emirates car and delivered to LHR in good time. The M25 was pretty congested on the approach to the airport turnoff but the driver knew a different route, past T5, along the perimeter road and in to T3. Checked in and off to the lounge for a spot of lunch and a glass of champagne. The A380 flight was fine, food and service were excellent, a short wait at Dubai then on to to the B777 flight. Not nearly as spacious as the Airbus but comfortable enough and once again the food and...

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Namibia!

Sep 4, 2015 - In transit: Mfuwe - Lusaka, Zambia - Johannesburg, South Africa - Windhoek, Namibia

We had a beautiful last breakfast at Chinzombo Camp and heard a lot of elephant trumpeting across the river. There was really a lot of trumpeting, and we saw later that there was a small herd with two very young elephants whose mamas were, no doubt, protecting them from the two young male lions we’d seen yesterday. Shaddy and Jamie, the spotter, drove us to the Mfuwe International Airport, and we picked up our pilot, Sebastian, along the way. The drive takes a little over an hour, and we saw many roadside villages or settlements with very...

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Oct 1, 2014 - 1 October - Windhoek

A 440km drive today to Windhoek. It was sad to leave Etosha, but we still managed to see more wildlife - most exciting was three rhinos with a baby close to the road so we all got good photos. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and with a population of 340,000 is the biggest town we have been in since Cape Town. We are staying at a campground close to the centre of town, it is quite nice but I prefer the quieter camps we have been in recently. I'm sure I won't be able to see the stars tonight! We leave early tomorrow for a 550km drive into...

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Nov 19, 2013 - Windhoek, Namibia

Today we will fly to Windhoek, Namibia. That should look good on the MTJ map! Flying all over Africa just to get south! 11/19 to 22nd From Bonnie's Journal: Windhoek is much as we remember it from when we were here in 2009, only nicer. Things have notched up a bit. It is definitely a city on the upswing. We checked into the Cardboard Box Backpackers (Hostel) - one of the oldest and best hostels here. In 2009 we had checked here but they were full; this time dorm rooms were available (low season). Dorm beds are 110 N$ ($11 usd) and include...

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Sep 26, 2013 - Namibia

The African nation of Namibia presents a very distinct example of a nation affected by rather recent yet drastic changes in its government. In the year 1990 Namibia gained its independence from South Africa. As a direct result of South African control years earlier, Namibia has some racial woes where whites overpower the economy in this nation of most blacks. Though only 6% of the population of Namibia is white, these people control 90% of land available for economic prosperity. Whereas the white people control the land, the black people...

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Nov 25, 2012 - Windhoek

Heute morgen sind wir nach Windhoek gefahren. Da heute Sonntag ist und die meisten Geschäfte nicht auf haben bzw. Um 13.00 zu gemacht haben, konnten wir nur in die Stadt gehen und so eine halbe stinde herum laufen, bis der Letzte Bus zurück gefahren ist. Sonst habe ich heute eher wieder einen ruhigen Tag gehabt und ein paar E-Mails geachrieben. Um 18.00 Uhr hatten das erste Treffen mit den Neuankömmmlingen und sind dann noch Essen gegangen.

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Deike in Afrika 2012

Jul 30, 2012 - arrivo alla meta

Appena arrivati, carico un unico carrello le valigie e come e' classico mi fermano perchè mi vedono solo. Una volta risolto l'equivoco ed uscito all'aeroporto cerco il mio contatto ma una marea di persone. Inizio a girare per l'aeroporto ma nulla .... aspetto il solito 5 minuti accademici che diventano 15 e poi 1 ora. A questo punto chiamo l'ufficio di Paola a winhoek e sollecito la presenza della persona dato che dobbiamo fare il disbrigo per la macchina e devo andare in città. Infatti dopo neanche 5 minuti arriva scusandosi, ed inizia a...

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Jul 8, 2012 - Day 16 Maun, Botswana to Windhoek, Namibia

We left Sedia Hotel this morning at 6.20 Am - drove 830 KM on magnificent roads and reached Windhoek 7 hours and 10 min later including a border crossing. We had hoped to see Kalahari desert but saw mostly flat and dry landscape with many trees and thousands of cows. Quick lunch at KFC - a bit of shopping and dinner is booked at Joe's for 19.30 - we gained an hour when crossing the border - so all taking a afternoon rest after the long journey. We hope that Peter's parts arrive tonight so they can get on the Road again by Tuesday morning...

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May 3, 2012 - Swakopmund to Windhoek including Etosha Nat Park

Sunday 29th April Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe Set off today at about 10.30am after our two nights in a lodge in Swakopmund. It was comfortable in the room and we managed to get our washing done there but the town wasn’t that great (it didn’t seem quite right – almost too clean and some of the up market shops had doors that you had to buzz to get in – we didn’t like that at all), although some of the group did sky diving, quad biking and sand boarding, the most popular adventure activities in the area. We travelled only about 2 ½ hours to our...

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Mar 14, 2012 - Goodbye Namibia

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD It was a mixed blessing to discover that our security pouches hadn’t been stolen from our room at the Rivendell (see previous journal entry – A Thief In The Night?). Our passports were in hand, we didn’t have to get new temporary ones issued, at great expense no doubt. However, because of our muddled brains, and a lack of a thorough search, we now were in a situation where all our credit and debit cards were cancelled, and we had to wait for new ones to be issued and sent by courier to us. Fortunately, because we...

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