Rhinos and offroad driving


Just to give a short update what happened in the meantime: A few days after Nina and Tim, our last visitors left, Markus, a friend of Fabian arrived, but only for a week. That meant that we had to show him a little bit of Namibia on the weekend. We decided to go to Waterberg, which is always worth a visit and not too far away. Zainab, another ODI fellow here in Windhoek joined us. On the way back, we stopped at the Okapuka Lodge for a game drive. Since I already have pictures from the Waterberg on my page (as the interested reader should know), I'll just show you some of the rhinos we saw at Okapuka. I must say, we were pretty close, but the guide assured us that the white rhinos are the friendly ones and we fortunately had no reason not to believe that.

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Since our trip to Botswana is just around the corner, which will probably involve a fair amount of offroad driving, I thought that it would be a good idea to attend an offroad and safety driving course for a weekend, with my new car! Hence, last weekend we went to the Ababis (www.fahrsicherheitstraining-namibia.de), close to Solitaire, to polish our offroad driving skills and I must say that it was really a good experience. We started with some general skills useful for driving on a gravel road, such as slalom or full braking. Then we went on to the offroad driving, which was even more fun. Now we are definitely well equipped for our upcoming vacation.

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I know by now that the car can do (almost) everything, definitely more than I thought before. But well, it's a Landcruiser.... On Saturday evening we went up a hill, which looked quite impressive from the distance. The picture 'on top' is taken where the arrow in 'hill' is pointing at.

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Created by Hannah (11.03.2005)

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