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Kaokoland 2019 Dashboard

Meeting date and time:

We will meet at Trans Kalahari Lodge, in Botswana, about 10km north of Kang on the Windhoek road for our first night, on 1 st of April in the late afternoon. See the map below.

We will depart from Trans Kalahari the next morning at 8h00am 

Tour Distance:

From Trans Kalahari back to Zelda Lodge 4000 km

Fuel availability:

in main shopsFuel will be available in RSA, Botswana and Namibian towns.

The longest distance between fuel pumps would be from the Epupa falls to Sesfonteinin about 450km on gravel and 4×4 driving. If you can get 650km between fuel stops on your vehicle on the open road, you should be ok. 

Fuel purchase:

Credit cards will be generally excepted but be prepared for a card machine that is out of order. Best is to have one tank of fuel in cash with you.

Cash:

We will do most transactions in cash but cards will work in the large shops and big lodges.

Rands also work in Namibia and has a 1 to 1 rate, however Namibia $ do not work in the RSA. Thus the safe currency to carry is South African Rands.

Credit cards will also work from time to time. MasterCard might work but VISA remains the best option.

Groceries:

We will stop for groceries as is needed, but our major stops would be:

  • Outju day 3
  • Opuwo day 9
  • Sesfontein day 14 
  • Small shops with only essentials at other small towns.

220 Volt power:

We should have 220V as follows

Night 1,2,3,4,6,7,14,15

Washing:

On this tour you are on your own and washing can be done as we go. Bring your washing line.

Toilets:

Flush toilets most nights, long drops for the rest.

Showers:

Hot showers most of the time, cold showers for the rest.

4×4 Driving:

Have a look at my company logo, it says 4×4. This is a 4×4 tour and we will be driving in sand and we will be doing van Zyls. 

Bring your spade and a few Cokes to sip on whilst someone is stuck…..;-)

Just joking, we will all be fine, I will teach you the ropes as we go.

4×4 Stuff to bring:

I have all the recovery equipment, no need to bring any along.

But if you want to bring your own stuff you are welcome.

What you do need to bring is a tyre pump and spade.

Water:

There is water for cooking and cleaning everywhere. So no need to carry washing and coking water.

For drinking water we will buy bottled water at the shops as we go.

Weather:

We are in the Kaokoland at a very pleasant time. The days are still warm but the evenings are starting to cool a little. 

Shorts for the days and a light jacket for the evenings should do it.

We might encounter a bit of rain but only in the form of thunderstorms. 

2nd Spare wheel:

Unfortunately this tour has some sharp rocks and a second spare is a good idea. However, no need to bring the whole wheel. Just bring a second spare tyre off the rim. It can be an old used one it does not  matter. There are shops on the road where we can fix a tyre.

A loose tyre is lighter and you can pack stuff onside of it.