Saturday 07 December 2013 00:34 UTC
Where have you been? What have you seen?
This is a mix of photos from Kaokoland 2011 Fly Away for the video check out http://www.freetoadventure.com/video/na ... -kaokoland
This is a mix of the photos and some videos taken on our trike trip to Namibia in April 2011. Namibia is mostly desert and semi-desert with one of the lowest population densities (2 people/km2 - compare this to Germany with 94 people/km2) The coast running from North to South on the West of the country is a desert of about 1600km. About 80 to 130 km inland you find a mountain range followed by Savanna.
We were extremely lucky because Namibia had the most rain in more than 25 years in the 3 months before our trip. The plans are adapted to these kind of flash rains and can therefore grow extremely fast for a short time. Most of the scenery is therefore green where you will normally only see sand and dust with a couple of trees. Fortunately we had very little rain although we could frequently see thunderstorms in the distance.
The trip covered the north-western part of Namibia which is a massive area of about 800 by 300km (about the size of New Zealand). This is also one of the most remote parts of the world.
Our trip started in Walvisbay, on the coast about halfway between the North and South borders. From there we followed the coast north into the famous skeleton coast. Here we stayed over at Terrace bay which use to be an old fishing village and is now run by Nature conservation and the local community. This is also the last place that you could get fuel and more or less the end of normal western civilization.
From here we went a bit more north and turned inland to Kaokoland and all the way to the Kunene. This is also were we met the ground crew with some fuel and food as well as some 3 axis planes. I think I saw less than 100 local people in this area while covering about 800km with the trike.
From there we returned to Walvisbay following a more inland route which is more populated with some roads and fuel.
An absolutely awesome trip that we will remembe
i can only agree with that. was 12 years ago in Nambia, beautiful country, nice and friendly people. though at the time, i was only on the land, not in the air.
really want to go back someday.
PPL-Student: 81:17 Total, of that 2:47 solo, Cessna 150 57:54, Cessna 172 23:23. All Exams passed.
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