We really enjoyed our stay at Roy’s Rest Camp last night and met some friendly fellow Stellenboschers who helped us with some more contacts in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda. Dr Hannes Loots a doctor at Medi Clinic even phoned his contact in Egypt to ask him if it is okay if we contact him once we arrive in Egypt. People are really going out of their way to help us on this trip so far – thanks again guys! We also met Frikkie and Tanya who got married the previous night in Windhoek and we wish them a great honeymoon in Botswana.
Here is our camp at Roy’s
We left Roy’s refreshed and ready for the road and after 70km’s we reached our first vet’s crossing (luckily I have not managed to pick up any sheep or dogs as this is where it would have become tricky!). The area changed dramatically after the crossing and for the next 200km + we passed village upon village with small kids running around everywhere and pots and wooden works lined the sidewalks. We stopped at one stage to check out some funky looking fruit next to the road and bought two Kavango lemons from some friendly local women. The fruit tastes a bit like something between an orange and a beer and is quite strange. The women selling them had a good laugh at our faces as we tried some.
Nevertheless we enjoyed seeing the kids up close and here you can see some of them checking us out.
Pieter and Tanya who we met at the Camel Inn in Otavi on Saturday recommended Shankara to us some 70km’s past Rundu. It is a beautiful farm with campsites with green lawns lined next to the Okavango river.
This evening I tried something different to the usual two-minute noodles, and made a smash and soya mince Sheppard’s pie… I have to say not very successful as you can see from our faces below. Eeek!
Luckily, kind as all Namibians we have met so far, Empie the farmer’s wife just invited us in for breakfast tomorrow morning so we really can’t wait!