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Oppi Koppi - a bit of nothing

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Oppi Koppi guest house main claim to fame was that it was close to the Himba village and Anderson gate of the natioanl Park. It was a relatively small camp. Huts /cabins were similar to what we got in the park - round thatched “double” cabins (we’d call them duplexes” in Ontario. There wasn’t much to do as there was no real scenery, there was a a lovely courtyard with a pool that was green and growing algae.

I guess we should have been happy to see something green after days of brown and beige but not in this instance. . We ate in the courtyard a meal that provided to be typical of food we would eat for regularly in this part of namibia - game steak, potato, mixed veg featured squash and/or zucchini (which the Brits call corgettes). They fed both the hornbills and the rock dassis. After we had all gone to bed except for Ben and Jonathan (they were back in the courtyard using the free but unstable wifi), a porcupine came out to eat the kitchen scraps. They also fed hornbills so there was a dozens of hornbills fighting for food.


The owners of Oppi Koppi provided dinner entertainment - a small choir of teenagers sang between the soup and main course. It was pleasant but not brilliant.

I likely had the worst night of sleep there as the building acted like amplifiers for external sounds. Quiet conversations from people at neighboring cabins sounded loud and upclose - I literally opened my door to expecting to see people just outside. But the worse was that someone in the neighbouring village played music all night. If you opened the door, it was in the distance. In bed, the bass just thumped and only ceased at 5:30 - likely because whoever was playing it had to go to work.

It was here at breakfast that my phone connected to wifi and we got the news about Mr Bean seizuring and needing to be euthanized.

The drive from Oppi Koppi to the Anderson gate involved back tracking (which had me muttering about inefficient driving routes). We stopped for lunch - for once at a decent time just outside the gates.

Posted by IronladyTravels 18:39 Archived in Namibia

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