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Namibia & Botswana, June – July 2018

Day 6 – Jun 24: Swakopmund – Spitzkoppe

After our “Living Desert” tour near Swakopmund we drove to Spitzkoppe, our first stop in Damaraland. Damaraland is a semi-desert spectacular wilderness with breathtaking mountainous scenery in Northwestern Namibia, and is home to the country’s famous desert-adapted elephants and black rhino, and also to small settlements of the ethnic Herero in the south and Himba tribe in the far north.
The middle of nowhere – locals selling gemstones.
We checked-in at Spitzkoppe Rest Camp and were free to drive around and find a camping spot. Spitzkoppe was one of my favourite camping sites and offers some of the most spectacular night skies in the world.
How is that for a camping spot?
Rock Agame Lizard.
Braai in the bush.
Milky Way.

Day 7 – Jun 25: Spitzkoppe – Twyfelfontein – Aba Huab – Palmwag

We had an early start, as today we wanted to have as much time as possible to look for desert elephants somewhere along the way. But not after enjoying one more time the incredible scenery of Spitzkoppe, in the golden light of sunrise!
Next stop: TWYFELFONTEIN and the ABA HUAB riverbed, searching for desert elephants…!
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