Thakadu Bush Camp to Guma Lagoon

The never ending dust at Thakudu was getting to us after 4 days, so it was time to move north. A suggestion by Bart, and an email inquiry and we were heading north from Ghanzi to Guma Lagoon. We drove into Ghanzi, first for supplies, and for Greg to get a severe¬† haircut at a roadside stall for $A6. We then headed north, stopping part way to offer a touring bicycle rider some water, and hear his stories of bicycle touring Africa. We wild camped about 340km north about a kilometre off the road, never seeing anyone.¬† The next day we drove about 70km to Etsha 13, towns that were previously refugee camps for Angolians from the Angolian civil war. Then it was a sandy 10km drive to Guma Lagoon. We deflated the tyres and wandered amongst the many tracks, passing some elephants in the distance until we got to Guma Lagoon. We planned to stay four days at Guma Lagoon. Unfortunately there was no mains power, and we were camped under trees. So we struggled for power, and the starlink dish struggled for internet through the trees. However we went on a “night drive” in a boat out on the lagoon, seeing birds and crocodiles. Then another day we took a two hour birdwatching boat trip out on the lagoon.

Greg’s severe $6 roadside haircut

 

the sandy track to Guma Lagoon

 

Lowering tyre pressure

 

Winding our way through the tracks at Etsha 13
the view from the deck at Guma Lagoon
First campsite at Guma Lagoon. Starlink dish on the ground that sort of worked, before we had to shift campsites.
Karen with the crocodile caught by our night drive boat driver
Spotlighting on the night drive
Karen working being a digital nomad again
First successful attempt at Roosterkeok bread
Our boat driver on our two hour day drive
the lush parts of Guma Lagoon
Malachite kingfisher
Crocodile basking on log
African fishing Eagle
Sitting on the deck at Guma Lagoon

 

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