Tourism – Kaokoland

We visitied Kaokoland in April 2013. This is a trip that needs to be well planned and you would not want to drive alone. We were four cars and brought a lot of water, spare parts for the car, two spare wheels per car and so on…

Kaokoland 1 – via Opuwo to Epupa

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Opuwo is the classic “gateway” to Kaokoland and from Opuwo we continued to the Epupa falls. This part of the trip can be done in an ordinary sedan car.

Kaokoland 2 – the Himba village

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While at Epupa Falls we got the opportunity to visit a traditional Himba village. A very nice experience!

Kaokoland 3 – the Epupa Falls

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The Epupa falls are magical!

Kaokoland 4 – from Epupa to Van Zyl’s

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After the turn-off at Okangwati you need a 4WD with proper ground clearance. As we got closer to Van Zyl’s Pass there was some quite difficult driving.

Kaokoland 5 – Van Zyl’s Pass Part I

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So – it was time for this notorious pass. We were very cautious…

Kaokoland 6 – Van Zyl’s Pass Part II

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As we continued we also had time to admire the amazing views this “road” offers but there was also some truly challenging driving!

Kaokoland 7 – Marienfluss north to Kunene

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After the pass we soon came to the Marienfluss. So beautiful!

Kaokoland 8 – Marienfluss south to Rooidrom

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Driving Marienfluss back again was also an unforgettable experience.

Kaokoland 9 – Rooidrom to Etaambura

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Kaokoland 10 – Marble Mine

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It’s hard to believe – but it’s here!

Kaokoland 11 – Etaambura to Purros

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This part exceeded all expectations. The views on this stretch…

Kaokoland 12 – Purros Camp Site

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Great camping in an interesting environment.

Kaokoland 13 – Landys along Hoarusib River

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Day trip along the river…

Kaokoland 14 – Evening drive in Purros

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Low sun, views and a few birds…

Kaokoland 15 – the final

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The end of the trip and finally – Desert Elephants!

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