Namibia 2009 - Kaokoland

Kaokand is to the north of Damaraland and is the most remote part of Namibia. We could only see a small part of it as most of the tracks require at least 2 well equipped vehicles in case of problems.

As in Damaraland donkey power is used by the locals, the Himba and the Herero. These 2 groups live side by side but are easily told apart by the dress worn by the women.

We visited a Himba and Herero village with our guide, Moses. He had 2 wives, one a Himba and the other a Herero.

Himba women and children.

Himba village.

Himba woman and child. They used a mixture of ochre and fat to cover their bodies.

Herero women wear long dresses with long sleeves, a shawl and a hat - how do they cope in the heat?! The hats represent the source of their wealth - cattle.

Our most northerly campsite in Namibia at Epupa Falls. The Kunen RIver is the border between Namibia and Angola.

Epupa Falls. Not much water going over the falls at this time of year.

Downstream from the Falls. There are several baobab trees clinging to the sides of the gorge.

Tree squirrel at the campsite.

Kunene River.


1. Namib-Naukluft National Park - south
2. Windhoek, Walvis Bay and Swapokmund
3. Namib-Naucluft National Park - north
4. Skeleton Coast
5. Southern Damaraland
6. Northern Damaraland
7. Kaokoland
8. Etosha National Park
9. Waterberg
10. Caprivi
11. back to Richmond via Botswana
Diary (Word '97 document)

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