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M&B's african adventure

Hello everyone, we've had a wonderful month with Sue and Little Dave in Namibia - here's the story...

Sue and Dave flew to Windhoek, and we spent a day wandering round the historic city...

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It wasn't long before we awoke the beast and set off north on our road trip...

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First stop was Waterberg Plateau Park, walked to the top of the plateau for a great sunset, and walked back down for several sundowners in the great colonial bar.  Sue and Dave had their first camp fire meal, even though the chef was slightly sloshed...

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We headed to Etosha National Park for a few days, saw loads of animals and had great fun bundu bashing...

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Travelled further north into the bush with a stopover at Nakambale 'tented camp' run by the local community...

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Reached the Angola Border and found gorgeous spot on Kunene River for a few days camping, fishing, walking, and a fabulous sundowner river trip...

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Check out this record breaker...

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The girls enjoyed scintilating after dinner conversation...

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Finally reached our destination, Epupa Falls, a breathtaking and untouched place.  We arrived for full moon, so after a dip in the pools, we found a fab spot for a long sundowner and moonupper session...

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On the way South again and we stopped over at Ongongo Bush Camp, where we had a dip in the natural spring before bed.  The next morning we were bombarded by a crazy dust storm as we packed up... urg

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After 12 days of camping (and everything full of dust) we were all looking for some luxury, so stopped for a couple of nights at The White Lady in Uis, where we watched the sun rise over Brandberg Mountain...

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Feeling refreshed we headed towards the incredible Skeleton Coast, had a great day exploring the beach and seeing the masses of seals and jackals at Cape Cross colony (it honked!).  We stopped at Henties Bay for the best seafood meal of the trip...

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We stayed in Swakopmund for a few days, in a cute pink bungalow, and explored the great town and ate alot of fresh fish...

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Matt and Dave spent one day deep sea fishing, on a boat called Casanova.  They caught loads and brought home Cob and Blacktail, for a great bbq.  Meanwhile Sue and Bonnie shopped and visited the Crystal Gallery... perfect day for everyone!

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The next day we all had a real treat, a sunrise hot air balloon ride.  It was a fab wedding pressie from Andy, Mich and boys. Thank you so much guys, it was stunning and finished off perfectly with a champers brekky...

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The dunes just outside Swakopmund were a perfect sundown spot (poor Sue was slaving away at the laundrette!)...

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Last night in Swakopmund we had a great meal at The Tug, overlooking the ocean...

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We had an eventful trip to Sesriem, amazing passes, world famous apple pie and a puncture...

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We had to stay in the Sesriem overflow campsite (aka dustbowl), but we escaped to the nearby posh lodge for a great dinner.  It was all worth it for the fantastic sunrise and morning wandering in the dunes.

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We had an unplanned stopover at Hardap Dam on our way South, and finished off the rest of the sea fish in a great curry.  It was such a great place we decided to spend more time there on our way back up...

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Stopped over at a crazy animal orphanage.. cheetahs, meercats, eland, warthog and a three legged pug all wandering around the camp.  We saw an amazing sunset at Quivertree Forest and clambered around the Giants' Playground...

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Eventually we arrived at our most southerly destination; Fish River Canyon.  We stayed at Ai Ais, bathed in the Hot Springs, saw spectacular views of the Canyon and had a great afternoon at Canon Lodge where we bought loads of cheese, kudu and lamb...

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Arrived back at Hardap Dam where we booked into a luxury bungalow for three nights of relaxation and good food (spot the kudu fillet). It's a really peaceful place with lots of birds and wildlife, and although the fellas could see loads of fish, they didn't catch one!...

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The trip ended back in Windhoek, and we celebrated both our wedding anniversaries with a lovely meal out and loads of champers...

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Matt didn't want his folks to leave so kidnapped Little Dave...

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More food (!) for our farewell lunch, before we dropped off Sue and Dave at the airport.  We were both very sad to see them go, the last month has been just brilliant...

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Only a month left now til we are back in rainy ole blighty, can't say we are completely looking forward to it, looking forward to seeing you lot tho!

Lots of love us xxxxx


Friday July 20 2007


:::M&Bs african adventure,,1
posted 20 July 2007

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