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May 1, 2012 - A cheetah park

An early rise – we travel around Mt Branberg – the highest mountain in Namibia. Vast lands covered in low trees and shrubs. We visit a Himba village – these are people who usually live in the north of Namibia. They are fighting to retain their culture. They wear very little and cover their bodies with a matte of butter and clay – in a bright orange. They also have amazing hairstyles. What they wear and how they wear it is determined by their marital status, whether they have reached puberty and how many children they have. Once the girls...

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Apr 30, 2012 - Spitzkop

We take the ‘Salt Road’ out of town following the windswept land to Cape Cross – and thousands of Cape Fur Seals. Back inland where the desert eventually transforms into vast lands covered in grasslands – from horizon to horizon. We can see a solitary mountain in the distance – when we finally get closer we can see why they call it the Namibian Matterhorn. This is Spitzkop – our camp for the night – our most primitive and beautiful camp. No amenities in this camp except for an over full drop toilet. Have a number of other campers around...

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Feb 13, 2008 - Spitzkoppe - my first experience of bush camping!

Gabriella left at 7am - think it must have been quite an effort for her as she seemed the worse for wear out of the group last night!! The rest of us were aiming to leave at 10am once Ray had done the shopping for the next part of the trip! We gained an extra member of staff today, Sabrina from Germany who was working as a translator/helper on the accommodated truck but decided to switch to our truck instead! And tonight was to be our first experience of bush camping! It wasn't too long a drive today thankfully so it wasn't long before we...

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