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Continuation of the Oostdam's voyage through Namibia, February 20/1, 1998:



ONDANGWA

Because we did not want to stay in Namutoni(13 on map) and it was only 1 p.m.,
I decided we would go further north towards Ovamboland and hit Tsumeb tomorrow.
Mercia's concern about poor roads was misplaced:

the major challenge was the sharing of the excellent road
with herds of cattle who presumed ownership.
The scenery became different, much greener and lusher and much more populated. There were stockades all over, which plays havoc with the supply of wood. Mercia was intrigued by the
intricate hairdo of our waitress
Helena Munkundi
"Punya International Hotel"
On my early morning walk
I met this boy
with box and toy
already working in the field:
a former SWAPO fighter:
Habia Twaya

who once lived in Cuba and Denmark
(left:)
I found many tracks

(right:)
and took some shots of
a compound and storage hut.

Next, I made my way back
to the hotel for breakfast.


There were few overseas tourists
in this area, and the people were
very friendly and healthy looking.

After breakfast, we embarked to continue
our voyage to TSUMEB.
But there were enough interesting scenes
on the way to warrant an additional page.
Some literature
on "ONDANGWA"
and Namibia.
BLO fecit 17 I 1999