thank you for giving me the pleasure of sharing here, looking at the photos and writing these words is almost as good as being back in namibia... it's 14th may now and we're on our way to damaraland and another camp...
mowani mountain camp
but first some sights we saw along the way...
and more local traffic
we're going to brandberg mountain in the kunene region of southern damaraland, to see the 'white lady'. painted by bushmen 3000-5000 years ago.
a guide is required to take you. it was a 45 minute hike each way and we had arrived at noon, with temps around 36c, 98 fahrenheit! zelna, our lovely guide made it easier to bear by pointing out animals, birds, flora and fauna along the way.
continuing on the dusty dirt road, so grateful for cold drinks and aircon in the truck after the noonday hike! and dear zelna never even perspired. we passed another craft market. mamas and babies and crafts oh my.
i got out and said hello. smiles all around me. do you know how lovely african smiles are?
i told the mamas i had something to give, would that be alright? they nodded yes, and when i went back to the truck to get the pockets and treasures, i saw the children had all been lined up sitting in the sand with their legs outstretched, waiting.
at the pocket she was wearing and called 'did you make these?' 'yes! myself and many many friends around the world made them for you!' and then those smiles again. sigh.
and then kindly hurried through reception and up to the viewing rock, so we wouldn't miss sundowners of this kind...
and an outdoor bathroom room with a view!
raymond said chuck was allowed to climb these boulders to get a closer look at the engravings higher up.
thank you for letting us visit!
we saw 'organ pipes' next, thought to have been formed 120 million years ago
we sat at a small watering hole and watched the comings and goings for hours, here is a pair of african red-eyed bulbul having a drink
ruppell's parrot and african red-eyed bulbul
mr. and mrs. graham stayed here. :)
stewart is telling us how the desert elephant differs from it's cousins. they are smaller, and have larger feet, which makes it easier to walk in the sand, they can go many days without water to drink.
right at ten am, just like we were told they might, the little birds began to show up, first one