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Mar 2, 2018 - Sossusveli to Twyfelfontein--a day in the air

Soussusveli to Mowant – day in the air – Feb 24 Up ‘dark and early” as the morning host at CBC would say. Paulo has checked and the Balloon ride is a go. It takes about ½ an hour to get there. There are 6 of us this morning, a young couple from Montreal, both graduates of Waterloo, and another couple. In the middle of a very open field, the Sky Boys were filling the balloon. They pump air into it, and when it is partially filled turn on the heat to fill it up. There are 16 of us, 4 in each compartment. Dennis, our captain is in the centre....

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Mar 2, 2018 - Mowani Mountain Camp

12 Mowani Mountain Camp –Feb 25, 26 Usko was waiting for us at the airstrip. You can tell it is an airstrip because it has one small tent and a wind sock. The drive to our lodge was not long. The lodge consists of a main building/lounge and about 10 tented rooms, all tucked into and hidden by the big boulders. The land is a concession, run by local people. They lease the land to the lodges, but maintain control over what is built, how it is built, and where it is built. This lodge has gone to a lot of effort to leave the site intact, and...

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Aug 31, 2016 - Mowani Mountain Camp

24 August 2016 Up at 5.30 to join the 'Elephant Drive', a particular speciality of the camps in the area, Damaraland. The elephants in question are desert adapted, they are smaller than their lowland cousins, have bigger feet to walk across the sands and can go longer without water So a quick breakfast then we joined our guide, Attan, into the 4x4 and off we went. Down the slope from the camp and out into the open, a few trees, mainly at the edge of the ephemeral rivers (only have water in them after heavy rains in the mountains). We saw a...

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Aug 30, 2016 - Swakopmund to Mowani Mountain Camp

24 August 2016 Mowani Mountain Camp A long drive ahead of us today, some 500 km, so wve were up fairly earlt, breakfasted and on the road by nine. We drove north along the coast, a bright sunny day but lingering patches of fog near the beach. The landscape was pretty desolate, mile after mile of the salt road through flat sand and rock, occasional lichen fields, a few fisherman fishing off the beach,in the crashing waves. Soon passed Henties Bay and turned right to head inland, off the salt road and on to gravel roads. Steadily climbing...

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Namibia!

Nov 21, 2012 - Auf gehts Richtung Etosha

Endlich aus dem kalten, regnerischen Swakopmund weg! Frueh morgens haben wir uns aufgemacht Richtung Etosha National Park. Auf dem Weg haben wir bei zwei Eingeboreren Staemmen angehalten und uns deren Sachen zum Verkaufen angeguckt. Dann sind wir weiter bis zu unserem Campingplatz in der naehe von Twyfelfonteine gefahren. Dort ist einen Quelle, weswegen dieser Platz schon frueh fuer Bauern interessant war. Um sich zu verstaendigen haben sie Bilder in die Steine dort geritzt, die wir uns angeguckt haben.

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Deike in Afrika 2012

Dec 23, 2010 - Twyfontein\Damaraland

Have now met with three different tribes of people, check photos, Corey got a young fella to do the "west-side",and "Hang Loose", hand signal's and it was gorgeous we have danced and sung with them and been taken on a tour of the damaraland peoples village, outstanding, they showed us how they survive pretty much in the desert, what they eat, how they make fire, what they use for medicines, perfumes etc. Took another tour in Damara-land where we saw 5000 year old rock drawings, and were educated brilliantly by our guide "Armanis", of the...

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Aug 25, 2009 - Twyfelfontein

LONG drive (again on dusty, bumpy, gravel roads) to the area of Twyfelfontein. Famous for some of the largest galleries of rock engravings dating back 6000 years. Very well preserved (mostly) and in a beautiful setting. Also visited some interesting basalt formations called "Organ Pipes" (see why?)

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Dec 3, 2006 - Namibia

We decided to give Cape Town a miss to avoid the crowds and fly straight to Windhoek (as the South African Holidays were beginning and everyone was heading for the coast). The flights cost us around £125 each with Comair and had I booked it back in England, we would have paid closer to £200 each. On the plane Marco got chatting to the Lady next to him and we managed to get a lift to our hostel/guesthouse from the airport. The Namibians are extremely friendly and helpful. Whilst Windhoek is a very quiet city, we were told that it was not...

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Dec 3, 2006 - Twyfelfontein - 'Scared Forest'

The main high light of today was the petrified forest. I have leant with Africa finally and did not bother entering. The jist is that trees have fossilized and turned into rock with bark and rings. From the looks of the site the trees were that petrified they ran off. The others went off and were back in 20mins. Not a lot to see apparently. Went to see some rock art then to camp. Decided to finally use my mozzie net so put that up under some trees and slept there. Had dinner pretty early for us (5pm) then the others played 99-in. It was...

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