NAMIBIA PHOTO LIBRARY: CAPRIVI REGION

 

KATIMA MULILO AND THE ZAMBEZI BRIDGE

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Copyright of Photo: Namibia Roads Authority

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Aerial View on Okavango Delta in Direction Shakawe and Namibia: View to the East: February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Aerial View on Kwando/Linyanti/Chobe River  System: Near Lianshulu: View to the East: February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Katima Mulilo is the regional Capital of the Caprivi Region: View over the Zambezi River to Sesheke in Zambia: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Sunset at the Zambezi River at Katima Mulilo: Dry Season: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Sunset at the Zambezi River at Katima Mulilo: February 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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View from Katima Mulilo (Caprivi Cabins): View over the Zambezi River to Sesheke in Zambia: Caprivi Region: During the Rainy Season: February 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia is built on the Katima Rapids near the Namibia/Zambia Border Beacon (1728'29,29" south, 2417'50,04" east) with "S.W.A." (South West Africa) on West Side and "N.A." (Northern Rhodesia) on East Side
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of the Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: Built on Katima Rapids (The Bridge is situated in Zambia, the West-Abutment is 10 m from Boundary Beacon between Namibia and Zambia): Radius: 1 600 m: Total Length: 877, 40 m : 17 Spans @ 47,10 m  each with two End Spans @ 38,35 m: Total Width of Bridge: 10,10 m; Incremental Launching of the Deck over the entire Bridge from West to East has still to take place: 18 Piers and the West-Abutment have been completed: Progress on February, 12th 2003: View from West to East: Construction Time: 24 Months as from April 2002: Costs: approx. 9 US $ Million: The Bridge is the last missing Link in the Walvis Bay Corridor from Walvis Bay to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of the Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: The Eastern Abutment is excavated and the Foundation Base is prepared: Progress on February, 12th 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of the Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia:  The Piers were constructed with the Aid of a Causeway from both Sides of the River with an Opening in the Middle of the River of 100 m Width during the dry Season: The Causeway, which is in the Process to be removed, consists of a Rockfilldam and Precast Culvert Sections: The Abutments and 18 Piers were built from the Causeway with the Assistance of Cofferdams, all on Spread Footings, mostly on Hard Rock (Basalt) within the River (30 MPa Compression Strength; Max. Height: 19,90 m above foundation, 14,40 m above Low Water, 2,60 m above Highwater (High Flood with 100 Years Probability)):  Progress on February, 12th 2003: View from East to West
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of the Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: Incremental Launching of the Deck over the entire Bridge from West to East from West Abutment to East Abutment: First Stage is to put the Reinforcement in to the Segment (Hollow Prestressed Beam 31,4 m long and 10,10 m wide) in the "Reinforcing Bay"; Stage 2 (Day 1) sees the Erection of the Shuttering for Ground slab and the two Webs of the Box Girder, after the assembled Reinforcing has been shifted into the "Casting Bay"; At Stage 3 (Day 2) the casting of the Ground Slab and the two Webs takes place; At Stage 4 (Day 3) the Shuttering is partly removed and the Shuttering for the Top Slab is erected; Stage 5 (Day 4) sees the Concreting of the Top Slab; Stage 6 (Day 5) is a Rest Day in order to provide for the Hardening of the Concrete; At Stage 7 (Day 6) the Prestressing for the Construction Stage of the Box Girder (3 Days Compression Strength of the Concrete: 32 MPa) takes place and at Stage 8 (Day 7, momentary on Monday) the Launching of the 31,4 m Segment to the next Position takes place. 
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: Incremental Launching of the Deck: After the finished Reinforcement has been moved from the Reinforcing Bay into the Casting Bay, the Segment (31,4 m long) is casted and prestressed and ready to be pushed into the "Casting Bay": Progress on February, 12th 2003: Seventh Stage: After Reaching of the necessary Concrete Compression Strength (32 MPa; Ultimate Compression Strength: 45 MPa) and the Prestressing, the first Segment is pushed forward by the Length of one Segment over the Bridge Substructure (Abutment and Piers): When the First Segment has reached the other End of the Bridge (East Abutment): 28 Segments @ 31,40 m each will have been pushed
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: Incremental Launching of the Deck: Seventh Stage: The Segment (31,4 m long) which is casted and prestressed and ready to be pushed, needs for the Launching Process a "Launching Nose (Mass 60 Tons)" in order to minimise Positive and Negative Bending Moments during the Launching Process: Progress on February, 12th 2003:
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: Incremental Launching of the Deck: Seventh Stage: The Segment No. 7 (31,4 m long) which was casted and prestressed and is today pushed over Pier No. 7 with an average Launching Speed  of 10 m/hour: View on top of Pier 7 to the West (Katima Mulilo Side): Progress on May, 19th 2003:
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: Incremental Launching of the Deck: Seventh Stage: The Segment No. 7 (31,4 m long) which was casted and prestressed and is today pushed over Pier No. 7 with an average Launching Speed  of 10 m/hour: View on top of Pier 7 to the East (Sesheke Side) : Progress on May, 19th 2003:
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Reinforcing Steel in the Reinforcing Bay will be pushed into the into the Casting Bay which is to be seen in the Foreground: Progress: May 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: Incremental Launching of the Deck: Seventh Stage: The Segment No. 7 (31,4 m long) which was casted and prestressed and is today pushed over Pier No. 7 with an average Launching Speed  of 10 m/hour: View from the western Abutment: The total Deck Mass is currently 5 000 t: With a Friction Value of 0,02% the Launching Force is 100 t (initially: 300t): At the End, with the total Length of the Box Girder pushed over the River into the final Position, the total Deck Mass will be   13 000 t with a Launching Force of 260 t (750 t): Progress on May, 19th 2003:
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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During the Launching Process the Prestressing Strings have to be grouted from Time to Time: Progress: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: View to the East: Progress on May, 19th 2003:
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: View to the West: Progress on May, 19th 2003:
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Construction of Zambezi River Bridge (Bridge 508) between Katima Mulilo and Sesheke in Zambia: View to the East from the Katima Mulilo Side: The Box Girder Deck will reach the Sesheke Bank in August/September 2003: After this Date the final Bridge Bearings have to be mounted and the entire Bridge has to be prestressed for the Design Traffic Loads: The Bridge will be completed on Schedule and opened to Traffic during April 2004
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

FROM KATIMA MULILO TO NGOMA AT THE CHOBE RIVER AND THE LIAMBEZI LAKE

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Copyright of Photo: Namibia Roads Authority

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District Road 3511 west of Katima Mulilo: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3508 to Kalambesa, east of Katima Mulilo: View to the East: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Zambezi Flood 2003 (30 Year Flood) along District Road 3508 to Kalambesa, east of Katima Mulilo: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3509 from Bukalo to Kabbe in the eastern Caprivi Region: View to the East: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Sledge which presently still is used for Surface Transport in the sandy Areas in the Caprivi and Kavango Regions: Bukalo Village, June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Landscape near Bukalo: Rainy Season: February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3509 from Bukalo to Kabbe in the Caprivi Region: View to the South: February 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Village near Kabbe in the Caprivi Region: During the Rainy Season: February 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3509 from Kabbe to Schuckmannsburg in the eastern Caprivi Region : View to the East: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3510 from Kabbe to Lusese in the Caprivi Region : View to the South: February 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3510 from Lusese to Kabbe at the Junction with District Road 1512 to Ikumwe in the Caprivi Region: View to the North: February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The End of the constructed Section of District Road 3510 at Lusese in the Caprivi Region : View to the South: February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3512 from Ikumwe to Lusese at the Junction with District Road 1510 in the Caprivi Region: View to the East: February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3512 from Lusese to Ikumwe at the Junction with District Road 1510 in the Caprivi Region: View to the West: February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Lusese with Makalani Palm Trees the Caprivi Region: During the Rainy Season: February 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3512 from Ikumwe to Lusese: View to the East: February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (Section: Wenela (Zambian Border) - Katima Mulilo - Ngoma (Botswana Border)), Km 30 southeast of Katima Mulilo near Bukalo: Crossing the Bukalo Channel between Zambezi and the Liambezi Lake, View to the Northwest, February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (Section: Wenela (Zambian Border) - Katima Mulilo - Ngoma (Botswana Border)), Km 40 southeast of Katima Mulilo near Ikumwe, View to the Southeast, February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (Section: Wenela (Zambian Border) - Katima Mulilo - Ngoma (Botswana Border)), Km 40 southeast of Katima Mulilo near Ikumwe, View to the Northwest, February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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A Village near Ikumwe: Bushtrack to the North, February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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A Village near Ikumwe: View to the North, February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (Section: Wenela (Zambian Border) - Katima Mulilo - Ngoma (Botswana Border)), Km 60 southeast of Katima Mulilo at Ngoma Borderpost, View to the Northwest, February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (Section: Wenela (Zambian Border) - Katima Mulilo - Ngoma (Botswana Border)), 61 km southeast of Katima Mulilo, View to the South into Botswana, Ngoma Bridge over the Chobe River: The Namibia/Botswana Border is at the Middle of the Bridge, February 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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View from the Ngoma Bridge into the Chobe River: View to the West: Caprivi Region: February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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View from the Ngoma Bridge into the Chobe River: View to the East: Caprivi Region: February 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3507 from Bukalo to Liambezi: View to the West: May 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Flooded Lake Liambezi between the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers in the eastern Caprivi Region: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Transport on a Sledge at Lake Liambezi in the eastern Caprivi Region: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Dry Lake Liambezi between the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers in the eastern Caprivi Region: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Baobab Trees at the Lake Liambezi between the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers in the eastern Caprivi Region: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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FROM KATIMA MULILO TO THE CHOBE (Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve) AND THE KWANDO RIVERS

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Copyright of Photo: Namibia Roads Authority

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A Village near Chinchimani in the eastern Caprivi Region: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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A Village near Chinchimani in the eastern Caprivi Region: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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A Village in the Linyanti Area in the eastern Caprivi Region: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Access Road to the Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve (formerly Mamili Game Reserve) at the most southern Point of the eastern Caprivi Region along the Linyanti River (also Kwando or Chobe River): with Baobab Tree: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Road in the Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve at the most southern Point of the eastern Caprivi Region along the Linyanti River (also Kwando or Chobe River): along the Rupara Island: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve: Liadura at the Linyanti River/Swamps (also Kwando or Chobe River): full with Hippos and Crocodiles: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve: Our Camping Site at Liadura at the Linyanti River/Swamps: full with Hippos and Crocodiles: May 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve: Our Camping Site at Liadura at the Linyanti River/Swamps: Some Elephants on the Botswana Side of the River come to the Water after Sunset: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve: Our Camping Site at Liadura at the Linyanti River/Swamps: Sunrise over Botswana: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve: View from our Camping Site at Liadura at the Linyanti River/Swamps: Hippos after Sunrise: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Road in the Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve at the most southern Point of the eastern Caprivi Region along the Linyanti River: From Liadura along the Nkasa Island to the Shibumu Pool: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve: Images at the Shibumu Pool: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Road in the Nkasa Rupara National Game Reserve: From the Shibumu Pool to Seninze: May 2003
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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District Road 3511 from Kongola to Linyanti in the eastern Caprivi Region: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Sunset at the Kwando River near Kongola
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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Log Canoe (Watu) at the Kwando River near Kongola: June 1981
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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THE WESTERN CAPRIVI STRIP (BETWEEN OKAVANGO AND KWANDO)

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Copyright of Photo: Namibia Roads Authority

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The Popa Falls in the Okavango  River near Bagani, Eastern Side of River, Kavango Region, 1984
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Popa Falls in the Okavango  River near Bagani, Eastern Side of River, Kavango Region, December 2002
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (German Section), Km 9 east of Divundu, View to the West, December 2002
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (German Section), Km 15 east of Divundu, View to the East, December 2002
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (German Section), Km 50 east of Divundu, View to the West, December 2002
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The Trans Caprivi Highway (German Section), Km 50 east of Divundu, View to the East, December 2002
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The Trans Caprivi Highway (German Section), Km 60 east of Divundu, View to the West, December 2002
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The Trans Caprivi Highway (German Section), Km 69 east of Divundu (Omega Interchange), View to the West, Kavango Region, December 2002
Copyright of Photos: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (European Union Section), Km 120 east of Divundu, View to the East, Caprivi Region, May 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (European Union Section), Km 140 east of Divundu, View to the West, Caprivi Region, May 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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The Trans Caprivi Highway (European Union Section), Km 160 east of Divundu (40 km west of Kongola), View to the West, Caprivi Region, May 2003
Copyright of Photo: Dr. Klaus Dierks

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