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Mar 6, 2012 - Camping Safari Day 5A

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here is some information provided by the Wild Dogs Safari on our activities for Day 5: Oase Himba Village, Kamanjab - Brandberg Mountain - (350km) “Today we head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland. We then take a detour to the west to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontien. At this location we will have a local guide to conduct us on a short-guided tour. Later in the afternoon, we will hike, “into” the mountain with our guide to see the world famous “White Lady” rock...

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Mar 6, 2012 - Scorpion Sting! Day 5B

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD I repeated the story of the scorpion sting here as a separate journal entry because it came at the end of a very long day, and you may not have read about it in the previous journal entry. I'd written so much about Day 5, that I wasn't sure you'd get all the way to the end, and miss the excitement! The Scorpion Strikes! After seeing the White Lady rock paintings, we were back at the lodge by 6:30 and some of the hikers had a quick dip in the pool before dinner. While the four of us who’d stayed behind to enjoy...

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Nov 30, 2008 - Himbas, the White Lady and a Tame Springbok

We left the Cheetah Park early the next morning. A few people were nursing some pretty nasty hangovers (including one particular person I know whose name rhymes with ebecca). Lee still held a grudge from the night before because I left him to take care of the three rowdy girls, but the grudge had lifted a little after the entire bar cheered him as he led the three girls out of the bar and back to the camp. We detoured on the way to Brandberg in order to visit a Himba village. The Himba remain one of the most traditional tribes in Africa....

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Nov 17, 2006 - Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Ancient, weathered rocks towered above our truck as we wound around them scouting for a suitable camp site. Eventually we found a comfortable site nestled below a massive, rust-red formation that looked somewhat like an elephant - at least Dad thought so. We spent the afternoon relaxing, hiking, and exploring the unique terrain. This included a guided tour to some Bushman rock paintings. Although they were a little faint, you could still see them. Toward evening, we all scrambled up the stones to watch the sun set, which was amazingly...

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Jun 8, 2005 - Having A Spit In Spitzkoppe......

Have to say this was one of the best bushcamps we had.Surrounded by a massive rock formation not dissimilar to The Olgas in central Australia.Not that I've been to the Olgas.My worms are thriving in the dry desert conditions I must say.Another dose of worming tablets has done bugger all.Starting to freak me out a bit now.......

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