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
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
While at Epupa Falls we got the opportunity to visit a traditional Himba village. A very nice experience!
The Epupa falls are magical!
Kaokoland 4 – from Epupa to Van Zyl’s
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
So – it was time for this notorious pass. We were very cautious…
Kaokoland 6 – Van Zyl’s Pass Part II
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
After the pass we soon came to the Marienfluss. So beautiful!
Kaokoland 8 – Marienfluss south to Rooidrom
Driving Marienfluss back again was also an unforgettable experience.
Kaokoland 9 – Rooidrom to Etaambura
More scenic driving with fantastic Etaambura as the goal.
It’s hard to believe – but it’s here!
Kaokoland 11 – Etaambura to Purros
This part exceeded all expectations. The views on this stretch…
Kaokoland 12 – Purros Camp Site
Great camping in an interesting environment.
Kaokoland 13 – Landys along Hoarusib River
Day trip along the river…
Kaokoland 14 – Evening drive in Purros
Low sun, views and a few birds…
The end of the trip and finally – Desert Elephants!