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Published: December 10th 2016
After leaving Etosha National Park and all the animals we head north west to the Angola border. After so much dry desert, it was amazing to crest over a hill and find almost the Garden of Eden with all of its greenery. The road did require us to use our 4x4 and put our trust in a couple of 8 yr olds. A few signs would have been helpful. Kuene River separates Namibia from Angola and is the first river we have seen since arriving in Namibia. Everywhere we go, people are praying for rain. The last good rains for the rest of the country were in 2011. But in this area we actually receive a light afternoon rain and it feels great!. We spend two very enjoyable and restful days at the Kuene River lodge with its beautiful deck that hangs over the river. We forgo on the kayaking after we see a very large crocodile dragging a cow down the river. We do enjoy the sunset cruise with its complimentary drinks. We manage to convince all of us not to cross the border, although we did beach the boat on the Angolan shore, but no stamp in our passport.
Then its back on the road for a long, dusty day of gravel roads. A quick stop for fuel and groceries at Opuwa, a crossroads with many of the older people in traditional dress. Late afternoon we arrive at our 4th campsite, nestled among the rocks. Back to our campsite meals, after enjoying the delicious meals at Kuene. The next day is a tour of the area with a proper safari vehicle. We enjoyed the company of our guide and visited the home of an elderly Dharma man.
A week later, we are now in Swakopmund, a large German Oceanside town, enjoying the much cooler weather and excellent internet. We rented a very nice flat thru Air B&B with the luxury of a washer and dryer. We leave this morning South for Sousvlei and then, very hard to believe will be back in Windhoek in 2 days. will try to post again in Windhoek.
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