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Namibia : Kunene

17.8 km (11.1 miles) ENE of Nungubais, Kunene, Namibia
Approx. altitude: 1328 m (4356 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 20°N 164°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
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#2:  North view #3: East view #4: South view #5: West view #6: GPS reading #7: The group #8: The road 1.6 km from the Confluence #9: Termite mound #10: Mopane leaf #11: Sickle bush #12: Sickle bush flower

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  20°S 16°E (visit #2)  

#1: General view

(visited by Brian Roberts, Renate Roberts, Derryn Brigg and Andrew McCarthy)

03-Dec-2006 -- This Confluence was visited on Sunday, 3 December 2006 by Brian Roberts, Renate Roberts, Derryn Brigg and Andrew McCarthy. We were returning home after spending a very pleasant and interesting weekend in the Etosha National Park in northern Namibia. While travelling south on the C38 towards the town of Outjo, we realized that we would pass very near to this Confluence.

We turned west onto the C40 towards the town of Kamanjab. Several kilometres further we found the gate to the farm "De Hoop", where the Confluence was situated. We reached the farmhouse and requested permission to visit this site. The farmer, Mr Frank Le Roux, was very friendly and helpful and advised us on how to proceed. We followed one of the existing farm roads in the direction of the Confluence, passing cattle, sheep and a dam on the way. This road came within 1.6 km of the Confluence before changing direction towards the East.

We parked our vehicle in the shade of a large tree and proceeded further on foot, armed with camera, camera stand, GPS, suntan lotion, hats, sticks, and lots of water, as it was very hot. The bush was fairly thick, consisting mainly of Mopane trees (Colophospermum mopane) with their distinctive butterfly-shaped leaves, the Sickle bush or Kalahari Christmas tree (Dichrostachys cinerea) with its beautiful mauve-pink and yellow flowers, and the Trumpet thorn bush (Catophractes alexandri) with its trumpet-shaped white flowers. We reached the Confluence at 13h00, accuracy 7 m, and at an altitude of 1332 meters.


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#1: General view
#2: North view
#3: East view
#4: South view
#5: West view
#6: GPS reading
#7: The group
#8: The road 1.6 km from the Confluence
#9: Termite mound
#10: Mopane leaf
#11: Sickle bush
#12: Sickle bush flower
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