Just a quick check in at the hotel in Swakopmund on the skeleton coast. Having a brilliant time so far on this journey, and seeing some incredible things. I’ve uploaded a few photos I’ve taken so far (100% unedited, so you can see the raw beauty of the country) and a few more people will also be uploading theirs later on this evening I think.
I was having a look on flickr and found this guy’s set from Namibia, some amazing shots in here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/abousimbel/sets/72157607644510643/with/2888309268/
All just getting me more and more excited haha
Upon further research into the South African customs laws it seems we won’t need our yellow fever jabs after all. So all those struggling to get them need not worry. You only need them if you are travelling into South Africa from a country endemic of Yellow Fever, of which Namibia is not. So we are good to go by the looks of it.
Also after playing about a bit and having some tests with the Zoom H4N I have a nice grasp on how it works and should be able to get some awesome audio. I think I’ve fallen in love with it because of how amazing the quality is! Thanks Katy!
For all those looking for SD cards for borrowing DSLR’s or audio equipment, or just for in general, these are probably your best bet value wise. Sandisk is the best brand for SD cards, and at £8 for 16gb class 10, and a 30mb/s transfer rate you can not go wrong at all. I have just ordered several of them myself:
I also checked up on what airlines we’re travelling with, it’s British Airways down to Heathrow then South African Airways to jo’berg and to Windhoek.
On South African Airlines we are allowed up to 30kg main luggage and an 8kg limit on hand luggage. Whether this limit is also carried through to the BA flight (since the luggage is generally transferred automatically for connecting flights) I’m unsure, we may have to inquire about that.
I’m curious particularly about the hand luggage limit since I want to take all expensive gear on the flight with me if possible, and I will be bringing quite a bit (dslr, laptop, camcorder etc.) If it’s not possible to do that, would someone be willing to share the load perhaps if they have any spare weight in hand luggage?
Had a run down of how to use the camera and audio equipment. Received an itinerary, see map sent via e-mail for locations we will be visiting.
27th September for 1 night Safari Court bed and breakfast
28th September for 2 nights Homestead Lodge dinner, bed and breakfast
30th September for 2 nights Hansa Hotel bed and breakfast
2nd Oct for 1 night Twyfelfontein Lodge bed and breakfast
3rd Oct for 2 nights Grootberg Lodge Dinner, bed and breakfast
5th Oct for 2 nights Okaukuejo Camp waterhole chalet Dinner, bed and breakfast
7th Oct for 1 night Toshari Lodge Dinner, bed and breakfast
8th Oct For 1 night Safari Court bed and breakfast
9th Oct 16:10 Windhoek Flight SA (economy) arriving Johannesburg 9th Oct 17:55
9th Oct 20:00 Johannesburg SA (economy)arriving London Heathrow 10th Oct 06:25
10th Oct 08:55 London Heathrow BA (economy) arriving Manchester 10th Oct 09:55
Gave a run down of my ideas for the e-book. Pictures with commentary, by myself, over the pictures and a short essay containing background and historical information. I put in a request to visit and interview the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia.
See this link for a run down of their work.
Suggested that we will behaving two more meetings before departure.
They told Ellie that she wouldnt need her Yellow Fever jab as well, but if its on the list I would still try get it done!
Also, im really struggling on what type of clothes to buy .. anybody got any ideas?
I spoke to a nurse this morning to sort out what jabs I’ll need, and she was pretty adamant that I don’t need the yellow fever jab. I’ve booked it anyway, but has anyone else been told they won’t need it?
I spoke to John earlier in the week and he wanted to organise another meeting for this week, on friday, since the one last week ended up not happening. When and where I am unsure of, I’d assume the same room as last time on the 3rd floor, but as for a time I’m unsure.
I am not recommending this site for purchases but it does have loads of good advice on what to take when travelling.