Namibian Tribes

After dinner last night when Maria was in the shower, the camp lost power. Fortunately, we have flashlights. After a few moments, we heard the generator kick on and the light was restored.  This morning at breakfast, they reported a leopard had been in camp. One of the workers saw it when he was out checking the generator, behind our tent. It ran away up the rocks. Watch out, baboons! After breakfast, we set off for the Skeleton Coast, so-called because of the many shipwrecks caught in the treacherous currents. On the way, we stopped for short visits with three tribes. First were the Herero, who have set up little…
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Desert Elephants

Up early this morning to chase desert adapted elephants. We teamed up with another vehicle, a German family of four with their guide. Their safari vehicle is open, fresh air and good visibility. Ours is a four door Ford pickup truck with air conditioning. Trailing our little two vehicle caravan was a young hot shot South African who passed us several times, each time raising big clouds of dust. Open vehicle versus A/C. https://youtu.be/1YZ7vYU3XLw After about half an hour, we left the road and drove along a riverbed. The ephemeral river is dry most of the year. The elephants hang around near the river as there are places they can…
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Namibian Tribes

After dinner last night when Maria was in the shower, the camp lost power. Fortunately, we have flashlights. After a few moments, we heard the generator kick on and the light was restored.  This morning at breakfast, they reported a leopard had been in camp. One of the workers saw it when he was out checking the generator, behind our tent. It ran away up the rocks. Watch out, baboons! After breakfast, we set off for the Skeleton Coast, so-called because of the many shipwrecks caught in the treacherous currents. On the way, we stopped for short visits with three tribes. First were the Herero, who have set up little…
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Desert Elephants

Up early this morning to chase desert adapted elephants. We teamed up with another vehicle, a German family of four with their guide. Their safari vehicle is open, fresh air and good visibility. Ours is a four door Ford pickup truck with air conditioning. Trailing our little two vehicle caravan was a young hot shot South African who passed us several times, each time raising big clouds of dust. Open vehicle versus A/C. https://youtu.be/1YZ7vYU3XLw After about half an hour, we left the road and drove along a riverbed. The ephemeral river is dry most of the year. The elephants hang around near the river as there are places they can…
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