[Please note: This is a re-transcript of my original notes from the expedition to Namibia in 2002 combined with the notes/blog from another member as my original diary was lost. It was also edited in 2016 to remove photos of one of the group members – see my post containing […]
Category: 2002 Namibia
The month-long expedition to Namibia I took part in during 2002 with World Challenge Expeditions.
We made it to Namibia!
Welcome to Africa…. we made it to Namibia! We’re currently in the Chameleon Hostel which is a fairly nice place to stay in the capital, Windhoek, which has a very friendly resident Meerkat. It keeps looking at us strangely but seems used to tourists. Our room has this weird mural/tapestry […]
Gibeon project – week 1
We’ve been in Gibeon around a week now and are having a great time in some respects but not in others which I’ll explain more about in this post. After leaving the hostel last week we made our way into the city centre. Our main priorities were to exchange money […]
“Table for 18 please”
Right now we should still be in the school in Gibeon but we decided to leave due to the ongoing issues that I mentioned in my last post. We did as much as we could for the school and enjoyed every moment there but the Principal was making us feel […]
Sunrise over the dunes
We’re currently on our way from Sesreim to Namib-Naukluft National Park and I’m in rotation as team leader again which means I get to ride in the front of the truck with Rod. It’s great to get away from the others to tell you the truth as it has been […]
From Namib Naukluft to Fish River
Only a few days have passed since we left Sesreim and so much has happened already! As I was the leader on the 10th when we transferred to Namib-Naukluft it was my job to make sure camp was set up in time for us to go out on a short […]
Fish River Canyon
We did it! Fish River Canyon has been conquered by a gang of kids from Kent, a Metropolitan Police trainee and a trainee teacher! At 85km it was a bit tiring but we saw some amazing things along the way. We got up early on the 13th to begin the […]
What a nice place Swakopmund has been especially compared to the last couple of nights we were at Fish River Canyon. I’ll give you no points for guessing who caused the problems again! I guess the start of the problems weren’t specifically Dan’s fault. Remember that nice meal I told […]
The return of old friends!
Today we left the coast and headed back to Windhoek for the last time. On the way we stopped at a local craft market to purchase some souvenirs and I decided to buy lots of woodwork and other crafts including bowls and little statues. They wanted a mixture of both […]
Back in the UK
We’re back in the UK! After our night of eating Pizza on the 22nd we had an early night before getting up early to head to Windhoek Airport for our connecting flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. The airport is fairly small but clean and modern. There wasn’t too much to […]