Monday, 2 June 2008

28th May 08

Date: 28th May 08

Location: Ondangwa, Namibia

Weather: Clear blue skies and sunshine, typical Southern Africa winters day. 28\°c

Status: Relaxed and very happy, Colonel – needing running repairs

Up later today as we don’t have a deadline to hit finally, so cleared out the Colonel and gave him a full spring clean as the roads and dust of the past few days have left him looking and feeling messy. Serviced all the locks as they’ve almost seized up and then drove him down the road to have the puncture fixed, the wheels balanced and the alignment checked. All of which were necessary as the last few months have taken their toll!

Left the camp around 2pm and hit the road towards Etosha National Park, one of the highlights of Namibia, and found the simplest, straightest smoothest tarmac road for months! Averaged 79km/h for the 170kms and pulled into the delightful night resting spot of Sascheheim Guest Farm about 25kms from the park gate and what a find!

Stunning location with stocked fields of cattle and types of antelope and even giraffe. Its been beautifully renovated by the owners and after putting up the tents sat down for a beer and them decided that their buffet dinner sounded too tempting to miss.

As we were the only ones camping we had the run of the place and had a beer before being served a filling dinner of Kudu, Eland and other local delights! Trifle for pudding with fresh fruit salad,,,,god I hate this overlanding thing!

Bed as up early to hit the first of the game parks!

End of day location: Etosha NP, Namibia

Distance covered: 180kms

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