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The good stuff, Etosha National Park

Monday, August 7th, 2006

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Now, even though I knew that the Game parks were going to be very touristy, they were still awe inspiring. You are basically in a huge cage that is hundreds of square miles big. At the perimeter it is fenced, but it takes a lot of driving to get to the ends. Withing the park are three camps that are the only places in which to stay. Since there is no driving at night for your and animals protection, you had to be in the encampments before sun down. To keep the tourists occupied, each of the three camps had a waterhole attached that was just outside the camps fences. They set up a lighting system and viewing platform so you could go there at night and view all the nocturnal activities. Pretty interesting. I did laugh when you think about how we are kept inside the smallest cage and the animals walk around on the outside free to come and go all the while looking at the tourists in the cage.
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Miscellaneous stops, Namibia

Monday, August 7th, 2006

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Here is some stuff on some small stops that we made. Tsisab were the rocks where they found a lot of paintings made many thousands of years ago. We got there after closing but another cool guard let us do a self tour. I saw my first Cobra. A Striped Spitting Cobra that I saw the tail end as it skittered under some rocks. There were a bunch of dead birds around the opening is what caught my eye at first. The guard said it was the resident Cobra and that I was “lucky”. He didn’t say “lucky” for what, seeing it or surviving it. I like Cobras.
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Sossusvlei, Namibia

Monday, August 7th, 2006
sossusvlei (4).JPG Next up on the agenda was Sossusvlei, the red sand dunes. Now this was a special place that was definitely worth the hot ride through the desert (it still froze at ... [Continue reading this entry]

Namibia

Monday, August 7th, 2006
100_3262.JPG After two solid days of driving to go eight hours, we crossed into the country of Namibia. The first night we stayed in the Orange River Canyon area. A nice river and decent views, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Namibia touring

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
Just a quick run through as I will be out of internet range for a while as we head into Etosha National Park to take some pics of some "big game" and maybe pee on a Black Mamba. We stopped just ... [Continue reading this entry]