Hoanib 1 – on the road

February 26 and Thursday afternoon. We left Windhoek for the final adventure.

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After 216 km and 2,5 hours on mostly tarred roads we reached…

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…Omaruru, a small but nice little town that was once a trading centre for Namibia with some 40 Swedes in the town…Hoanib_1_03

…and you can still see this house. It was built by a Swedish sea captain Een 145 years ago and is today known as the “Oscar Lindholm House”, named after another Swede who for many years managed a store in Omaruru.Hoanib_1_04

One reason for us coming to Omaruru this time was to make a last visit to “Evening Shade”, our favourite guest house…Hoanib_1_05

…where we were pleased to be able to move into “our room”. A nice dinner and then early to bed…Hoanib_1_06

…and then up for an early breakfast, before it was time to…Hoanib_1_07

…say the last goodbye to Chris Johnston, the host of Evening Shade and one of Namibia’s most talented photographer. Thanks and Goodbye Chris!Hoanib_1_08

We were on the road again. Ahead was 233 km and 3,5 hours of corrugated dirt roads…

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We saw the impressive Brandberg for many kilometres and passed the area near Twyfelfontein before…Hoanib_1_10

..we reached our destination – the lodge at Doro Nawas.Hoanib_1_11

We parked our car, had a cool drink and were then driven to…Hoanib_1_12

…the airstrip and the Cessna 210 that was being prepared for us. Let’s fly!

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