Our first stop: TV Tower, a well-known destination for locals who enjoy watching the sun set over Windhoek from the highest elevated point possible. The road to this lookout point in its own right is an adventure, but Carsten’s enthusiasm about off-roading makes it even more special. Once at the top (and he did drive to the highest point) Carsten explained various aspects of Namibia’s Capital, spiced with interesting anecdotes and a vast historical knowledge about the city and its people.
Last stop: Or last destination brought us to the Goreangab dam. A dam that lies in at the edge of Katutura, which is currently only used for the cultivation of potatoes and water supply of fishponds run by low risk prisoners as a rehabilitation program and to provide food for the Windhoek prison. Here we had another good view over the city, but from a drastically different angle than at the beginning of the tour.
In conclusion: Bwana Tucke Tucke’s City Tour is highly recommendable to everyone, not only oversees tourists, but also people that have lived in Windhoek their entire lives (like me) and have no clue about the historical, cultural and diverse richness this city has to offer. Carsten’s presentation of this city laks the usual dry, boring facts and platitudes, as he makes his passion for showing people his Windhoek extremely evident in a humorous and informative fashion.