Culinary journey through Katutura

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Staff Writer THALEFANG CHARLES reports of the culinary delights of a recent trip to Namibia where he gorged on the famous kapana from the streets of Katutura and the nausea of eating medium-rare crocodile meat

I am not a foodie but I am extremely curious. So when in a foreign place I curiously sample various local cuisines. My maxim when I am on the road is, ‘eat local, drink local, do local’.  That is why I was savouring the local culinary delights from the narrow streets of Katutura, the largest township in Windhoek, Namibia while there recently.

First stop was at Katutura Market, where our guide Rickey Tjijenda of Ricma Safaris said it is where dozens of imbibers converge every morning-after, to wrestle their hangover with some fresh meat called kapana.

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