Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Day 11 Flamingo Lodge - Acre of Death Campsite

Left Flamingo Lodge after a great conversation with guys there. Very very helpful, friendly staff. They even made an adapter for Angolan electric plugs for us. Thank you so much!

We saw giant Welwitschia plant, which is supposedly the biggest in the world:

And then a bit of a shock: the car wouldn't start, so then Stephane opened the bonnet and saw that the battery connection got loose from all the corrugations so Stephane secured it and we were on our way.

We visited lake Argo, which had no water for the last 4 years. And the big sign there telling us that is dangerous to swim:) There was a so called guide who took us the last kilometre walk to the last and in the way back he wanted form us 1000 kwanzas.

Scenic drive to the lake Video:

After that we headed to have a look at the town of Tombua:

Tombua citydrive video:

This place is famous of their police who are looking for any opportunity to get some "gasosa" (bribe). One tried to stop us in the city centre but we just waived and passed him. After few kilometres he was ahead of us and stopped us, asked for papers, Stephane talked to him in French, police man wanted us to follow him, we pretended not to understand him and said Merci! and drove away.

After that we did some serious sand driving to some shipwrecks.

Dessert drive video:

We went to the the end/start of the Acre of Death and turned around to get back to the camp behind dunes and we got stuck! After 3h of digging we got back to camp behind the dunes. We saw other instances of people that had been stuck before us.


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