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Day 1972, Mangetti – Rundu: All Smiles

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 07 - 2016

Distance: 113.4 km
Ride time: 5:39:09
Average: 20.1 km/h
Max speed: 32.4 km/h
Total: 46070 km

I’m now entering the tiny strip of land between Angola and Botswana known as the Caprivi Strip. Due to it’s location next to the Zambezi river it has been involved in several wars over the years. There was even a civil war ending as late as 1999.

Today the Caprivi Strip is peaceful, and I very much enjoyed passing tiny villages and waving to people throughout the day. I feel I’m entering the real Africa now.

A big thunderstorm was coming my way, and I was looking for a place to seek shelter. A small family waved me over to their tiny shop, and I was able to sit out the storm over a coke while having a good laugh with the locals. I was observing their way of life in a small village, and they were observing the strange foreigner randomly bumping into their store. A win-win situation really!

After half an hour the storm was over, and I was able to continue into Rundu. From here you can actually see into Angola on the other side of the river! If only I had a visa…

I was in a happy mood as I had a look around Rundu. This is the kind of cycling I like – beautiful nature and local culture all mixed together.

Categories: Namibia
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One Response so far.

  1. Africa is drawing me in, more and more! I so can’t wait to see more of it!