Another day with the Bushmen

Thursday, April 23.  (STIL UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD PHOTOS)This morning we took a 31/4 hour walk around the area in which the lodge is located with two Bushmen and Arno, the owner of our lodge, who is very knowledgable about Bushmen practices.  The walk was fascinating, exposing us to various activities and experiences based around the […]

Welcome to Himba Land

Friday, April 24​​.  After breakfast we transfer to the Lodge’s Airstrip where we board a light aircraft flight to Puros.  The flight requires a stop for refueling and door-to-door lasts some four hours. There we are met by our safari guides (who have brought our specialist safari vehicles up from Windhoek, along with luggage we […]

More Himbas, Hereros and Dancing

April 25. In the morning, after breakfast, we return to the Himba village we visited yesterday.  As we walk around the village, we learn more about Himba culture and customs, see the chief sit by the sacred fire, lit twice a day and forming a line with the entrance and where the cattle are that […]

Game, a Church and Milking Cows

April 26.  We awake early for breakfast and an early morning game drive that allows us to experience the stark contrast between the river and the barren desert landscape and mountains that abut it.  The game sighted includes more giraffes, oryx, ostriches, baboons and many species of birds.  Compared to game viewing we’ve done elsewhere […]

Another Day in Damaraland, Including Springbok, Elephants, a Living Museum, a Village Visit and a Cobra

April 28.  Very early breakfast so that we can leave by 6:30 to look for elephants.  We were very fortunate to have seen one yesterday near the highway.  Today, we search for them along the river.   Before finding them, we come across a herd of several hundred springboks.  They are quite a sight, strewn […]