NAMIBIA, DAY 2&3
Today we head over to the Namibian side of the river for a traditional village tour of the Subia Tribe. Kasenu Village is a tiny village at the river’s edge which benefits from the surrounding tourism.
WHERE IS NAMIBIA?
Here we were greeted and guided through the village showcasing the authentic Kasenu life. The locals provide through fishing as well as livestock. We were invited into their homes and it was clear the lifestyle had not changed in thousands of years
- Population – 200
- Children – 60
The money is used for to go back into educational or infrastructure projects within the village. Clearly the locals don’t have much but in true African style the kids (and adults) were nothing but pleasant and welcoming!
Everyday the kids are tasked with making the long journey in the African heat just to attend school yet the majority of jobs within the village are manual.
At the end we were given a dance by the locals were some of us were invited to join them on stage.
- It flows through six countries
- Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique
- The longest east flowing river in Africa
After a wet therefore quiet afternoon the next activity wasn’t until the following morning when we went fishing. I have never really had a fishing experience and after this morning I’m sure I still haven’t. We caught and seen sweet F.A.
- 14 rooms
- Hull depth, 750mm!!
- Jacuzzi, bar and restaurant
In fairness it’s probably not the best time of year to be on the Zambezi Queen as it can only get so far up river before we have to switch to a smaller boat or turn to head back down stream. Also the wind has been too strong to sail of late, which wouldn’t normally be a problem but when the boat is 3 storeys tall and the hull is only 750mm it could cause a problem or 2.
Our last day was spent chilling out, we didn’t fancy trying to fish again and it was a welcome break as we knew we had 6 packed days in Mauritius coming up!
An African dinner on our last night with more dancing. Its safe to say the locals love to shake and and eat!!
LAST GAME DRIVE
The following morning and our last day in Botswana we had our final game drive. Seeing lions here don’t seem to be a rearity as we came across another 2 in the middle of the road. They could rest anywhere but its probably a show of strength to sit where they want!
We also took a trip to see the old buffalo from our first day and its clear to say they had finished. 2 hyenas and only 20 vultures were around it now with most of the carcass gone.
3 chilled out days that we really needed!
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SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This post is part of the Southern Africa Series, click to explore or for episode 1 click here.
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