After leaving n’Kwasi we headed in the direction of Owamboland, first we had to stop in Rundu for a doctor as I developed a severe eye infection and was not able to see out of my left eye. Now Ellen was captain in charge with me keeping only one eye on the road from time to time. The new-tarred road from Rundu to Oshakati is good but not as scenic as the old gravel road. Finding a place to stay along the road proved to be fruitless so we ended staying in the car park of a so called lodge in Oshikango, this was after 9hours on the road. With music blaring away most of the night we managed to get a bit shuteye and left early morning for the Kuenene River. Along the way we stopped off at the old post office tree, now a national heritage site. We arrived at Kunene river lodge for an overnight. Leaving again in the morning for Epupa with my eyesight back to normal.
At Omarunga camp we were welcomed with smiles and cold beer. So we decided to stay a few days to relax and explore the area, trying out our off road abilities with the Yamaha TW200 bikes. Ellen proved to be a bit of a dare devil even able to do a wheelie going uphill (unintentionally). In the Epupa area we had so much fun also having a braai with the managers and a few liquid beverages. On the 29th we left towards Sesfontein area stopping over at the sacred mountain where the Himba’s collect the red Ochre stones. With some good rain along the way we ended up at Khowarib Lodge and campsite to stay for two days.
Here I was able to get some braai meat and looking forward to braai tonight.
Since this was written we had limited network.
However we spent two days at palmwag camp and were entertained by Durr. What a pleasant stay at Palmwag camp with all the facilities and good company. From there we set off towards the skeleton coast where we saw a black rhino next to the road. Traveling through the park and staying along the coast for 4 nights. The sea was so warm that we were able to walk in the water till sunset +- 22 degrees, and that was warmer than the air temperature.
Now we have to face Swakopmund again for minor adjustments to the truck before we head off south.