There is a very makeshift border crossing into Angola at the eastern end of Rundu, though the traffic is mainly the other way, with Angolans coming to the Namibian town to shop. To get to the border take the signed turn-off to Sarasungu River Lodge and the 2.5km sandy road will take you to the river bank, where a couple of tents serve as customs and immigration. There’s a passenger ferry (N$5) across the river, as well as a more infrequent car ferry (N$800). While it’s an enticing prospect to cross over for the day, you’d still need a visa, which can be a lengthy, frustrating and pricey process lasting several days; the best place to start is at the Angolan Consulate in Rundu (Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; t 067 255782). There is also a consulate in Oshakati, in Dr Agosthinho Neto St, Oshakati West (Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; t 065 5221798). Getting a visa for Angola at the embassy in Windhoek is very difficult.

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