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Momliz Apr 19th, 2007 04:18 AM

old post, but bookmarking anyway.

What is the forum etiquette on bookmarking old posts? I don't want to waste folk's time with old posts, but Kavey writes beautifully, and it seems like there is some good information in here.

atravelynn Apr 19th, 2007 07:12 AM

I think you can bookmark away. The folks looking at OAT in Namibia and Botswana may find something in here of interest as well.

WildDogs Aug 20th, 2007 04:50 AM

Hello Kavey

it sounds like you had a very special time.

We were in Botswana at the same time as you - our paths crossed but where you were up in the air we were bumping along on the ground - we did the camping self-drive trip with only a few pit-stops at luxury lodges.

This reflects what we also did in Namibia a few years ago.

Namibia for people who are new to Africa, as we were then, was an easier trip for self-drivers and camping. The roads are better and the campsites have fences around them. Botswana however was far more of a wildnerness experience and felt far less influenced by people. We loved both but if people are unsure we'd recommend to go to Namibia first, then Botswana.

Isn't Sossusvlei one of the most amazing places on earth? I can remember sitting on the dune at Lost Vlei and listening to the sound of pure silence. It was like when the snow falls all sound becomes muffled, it was incredible.

If people don't have $14K then the self-drive camping is a cheaper alternative, with just a few lodges dotted in-between.

Thank you for your trip report.

WD

Kavey Aug 20th, 2007 05:32 AM

Gosh, what a wonderful trip down memory lane! Thanks for topping it, Momliz!

Wilddogs, absolutely incredible, yes!

Kavey Aug 20th, 2007 05:43 AM

Blimey, I didn't seem to get further than talking about Wolwedans here. I wonder if I posted the rest of the report in other threads as I know I did make some posts on Damaraland Camp, Mombo, Little Vumbura etc.


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