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Jul 6, 2012 - Day 170 to 172 - Skeleton Coast...The very bony campsite

The journey from Etosha to Swakopmund would not be complete without calling into the cheetah farm at Otjititongwe and saying hello to Mario, Marco, Marinus, Marina and one other brother whose name starts with Mar... but I can't remember his name. What possesses parents to give their children names beginning with the same three letters? Bad memories? Bad spellers? Lack of imagination? Jason and I were looking forward to seeing Mario again and wondered if he was up to his same tricks, chasing girls and getting all the punters sozzled at the...

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5 African Hornes

May 12, 2010 - route dag 15 Grootberg - Kamanjab

Grootberg - Kamanjab (Damaraland)(time 2,5 hours, distance 150 km) At 7 in the morning we have to be ready to do some Rhinotrekking. We drive to Klip River in the heart of Damaraland. Our guide will park the car and we continue on foot in search of the black rhino's. When it starts to get too hot, we return to the car and have a picnic lunch in the shade of a natural spring. We reach the lodge in Grootberg bij mid-afternoon and we drive on to Kalamanjab. Once settled, we go on to meet a Himba family, who have come to live here. This is a...

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Feb 14, 2008 - Himba Tribes!

Today was another early start as we had been told the direct route to our next destination was blocked by floods so we had to go the long way around...so the alarm went off at 5.30am once again... We stopped a couple of times on the way and still managed to make really good time - we are sure Noel was putting his foot down rather a lot but he got us there safely which is the main thing! I spotted some red hartebeest on the way but as everyone else was asleep we didn't bother stopping! Kamanjab campsite was also another bush camp but with a...

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Bridget's Trip!

Dec 25, 2007 - Christmas - Swakopmund to Kamanjab

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S! At breakfast Al and I presented the group with a Canada pencil each and a small Namibian ornament made from the Palm Nut. The locals call it fruit ivory. Al and I exchanged small gifts before breakfast as well. Heading inland again we drive north towards Kamanjab where we have the opportunity to meet people from the Himba tribe. We drove from Swakopmund via the Skeleton Coast to Henties Bay and the Khorixas district. The first part of the drive took us through miles and miles of flat white sandy area where many...

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Nov 17, 2006 - Feeding the Cheetahs...hope you can run fast !! (Kamanjab, Namibia)

The cheetah occupied most of Africa except for the equatorial forests and the true desert (Sahara), as well as much of the Middle East and India, where it became extinct in the early 1950's. It is now extremely rare in the rest of Asia and in Africa North of the equator. It is estimated there are less than 7,500 cheetahs left in the world, and about 6,000 of these are found in Southern Africa. Recent surveys have shown that Namibia has 2000-2500 cheetah, of which 95% are on private (game and cattle) farms. Unfortunately, most farmers have...

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Oct 29, 2005 - Kamanjab

Weather: rainy Landscape: coastal dunes and inland desert A long day of driving today, first of all up the coast to the Cape Cross seal colony and then inland to a cheetah farm. It's cold and damp at the seal colony, but what you really notice is the smell. The seals use the beaches here to breed, but lying in their own excrement doesn't seem to be a turn-off. There are hundreds of seals here. The females mostly snooze while the males mostly fight over territory. The males are gigantically fat, but that doesn't seem to be a turn-off either....

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