With iconic rivers and game-rich floodplains, Namibia’s Zambezi region offers a fresh perspective on the country. You’ll find unforgettable camps in the area’s national parks. By Lea Erasmus
When it comes to overlanding, Lea and Francois Erasmus are professionals. Their company, Ultimate Routes, specialises in planning and booking trips for other adventurers. They share some of their favourite destinations in Botswana and Namibia.
We entered Namibia at Katima Mulilo and it was noticeable how many overland vehicles there were; far more than what we had seen in any other country. Indeed the further north we were, the fewer we saw; in Ethiopia not a single one!
We camped for three nights at Namwi Lodge on the bank of a side stream of the Zambezi River. The 40 plus degrees Celsius was almost unbearable, but for the swimming pool and silver reflector awning that Pete rigged up. Thanks to that I managed to get some computer work done while he temporarily repaired a small leak in our long range fuel tank, also discovering that the rear right air suspension was irreparably smashed. By Karin Theron Continue reading Namibia and back home