Saturday 20 November 2010

South to Cape Town

The Stellenbosch region
I left Windhoek on a cloudy day after 4 days of almost constant rain. I stayed there too long, because I was sad to leave Chameleon with its nice staff and all the people I met there. But well, prepare for a 20 hours drive through southern Namibia and South Africa. We crossed the border around 4am, stopped twice for refreshments and twice more to pick-up or drop people on the way. The rest of the time we just drove. As usual, the movie's sound was not loud enough so I understood only what the pictures told me.

Goat Project

In the middle the principal
We went up north to Rundu (a 700km drive from Windhoek) in one day. There we went to Nkwasi camp which is about ten kilometers from the city. We stayed there for 4 days. The first day we visited Kayengona secondary school and Majanga pre-primary school. At Kayengona, we met the principal, a woman who holds the reins of the school with a firm hand. She accepted the two girls' idea and said she would talk to the committee. The next day the girls called and the principal said it was alright. The project was that the children had to write a short story and give it to the girls in exchange of some goats. It was agreed that the money would be given to a care taker during summer holidays (december). They would then buy the goats at the end of the school holidays.

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Friday 5 November 2010

River boarding and rafting on the Zambezi

After a difficult day trying to sort out flight tickets and getting money (always double-check your credit card code if you don't know it, always take the travelers cheque receipt with you), we booked ourselves a full day combo river activities day. We were picked up at 7.30 am not really knowing what to take with us and what to expect. We were brought to the Zambezi Waterfront, which was our last night's campsite with the previous safari tour. We were there for payment, giving away life form signing, getting explanation and equipment, and last but not least: breakfast.

Monday 1 November 2010

Money money money, and beer :)

Counting my currencies in my day wallet (South African Rand, Zambian Kwatchas, Botswana Pulas, US Dollars):