The decision has been taken this week by the Club Secretary to cancel this tour.
Work had been ongoing for many months and given the number of hurdles that kept rearing up in front of us, it became clear that enough was enough and we could not carry on asking our colleagues in Namibia to try even harder to secure a workable programme.
Those who toured Namibia the last time will remember all too well that it was one of the best tours ever. We were keen to allow new faces to enjoy such a unique experience but a variety of costs, available hotels, and dates kept conspiring to knock us off track.
We feel sure that Namibia will remain on the list of potential future tours but, for now, it shall not be visited by the Forty Club in autumn 2017.