Namibia is known for its remarkably low population density. Having only 2.6 people per km2, it ranks as one of the least densely populated countries in the world. Car troubles can therefore be a real hassle, especially when you're stranded in the middle of nowhere. It is for this reason that you'll find most bakkies have a double fuel tank, and people usually have a sizeable jerrycan of water in the back.
However, our guide Svend dug deep into his vast local network and found us a (relatively) nearby mechanic who promised to come help us out.
Unfortunately, punctuality isn't always a certainty, and sometimes today means tomorrow, so all we could do was wait...
While our tour guide went fetal worrying about the pending arrival of the mechanic and increasing precariousness of the trip, most of us took this time to catch up on social media, while others took a little powernap.
After loitering like this for a while, some of the boys decided to set up our flags to improve moral,
Chris decided to get our mood up with the prospect of dinner,
and I retreated to the bar to show the campsite staff how to make a Cuba Libre.
Thankfully, not long after, the mechanic showed up and started working on the busted differential.
While the car was being fixed, I handled the dishes, unaware of the dangers lurking below. My spectators found the concept of me risking my life to do the dishes amusing, and captured the moment.
A little after nightfall our ride was up and running, we packed our things and made time to our originally intended destination; Okapupa Camp on the Kunune River.