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Tuesday, March 9, 1999
Outside Ombalantu to Grootfontein, Namibia
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Grootfontein, Namibia:
Latitude: 19° 33' 38" South
Longitude: 18° 6' 34" East
Altitude: 4765 feet
From Seattle: 10724 miles
Lodging: Camp - Olea Caravan Park

Today's Travel:
Country: Namibia
Regions: Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozonjupa
Route: Road: C46, B1, C42, B8
Path:Outside Ombalantu - Grootfontein, Namibia
Linear:253 miles
Weather: Rain / Partial Sun

Available Photos:

Group in front of girls compound DAPP, Namibia

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 698
Linear Dist: 138527
Countries Visited: 50
Regions Visited: 194
More stats...
Hotels: 199
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 87
Hostels: 190
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2652

Journal Entry:
Another late start. It was raining again, then we wanted to wait until Kim was out of class so we could say goodbye. Said our good-byes (again) to Kim and Angie. Drove into Oshakati to do some grocery shopping and see about getting visas for Angola. While looking for the Angolan embassy we found a KFC and decided to save the lunch food we had bought. After lunch we found the embassy, but it was only open for another five minutes and the guard didn't want to let us in. We ended up talking to a nice woman, she couldn't convince the guard to let us in either, but she told us there was another consulate in Rundu (our next stop). She also told us that the visas could be issued same day - although the sign posted clearly indicated we'd have to wait fifteen(!) days. So we'll see in Rundu...

The rest of the afternoon was spent driving. Most of the drive was backtracking to Tsumeb (where we originally dropped the girls off). We drove to Gootfontein where we found a nice campground, cooked diner, and headed to bed relatively early.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Namibia
CIA World Fact Book: Namibia

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