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Fish River Canyon - We were told it was the second largest Canyon - nothing seems to compare with the US version - and it was deep and long (well would have been if you straightened out the bends - pcies wilted the tale when they come -
Visited this in the evening after arriving ...
... mountain zebras, small groups of kudu and the small klipspringer antelope which usually are seen in pairs. Oryx, springbok and ostriches are a very common sight. We hear a lot about baboons but Chris and Pat have only seen them once on a short walk.
After passing a waterhole (with water in it) and checking out the animals that were getting a drink there, we arrived at our next destination - the Canyon Roadhouse Lodge. Vegetation in ...
... the river in our blow up canoes seeing plenty of bird life, kingfishers, cormorants and a pair of Fish Eagles souring above. A large River Monitor Lizard (3 or 4 feet) sat bathing in the sunshine on a sandy bank. A singsong round the camp fire after dinner ended the ...
... farmhouse that had been converted to a camp and hotel, and features a restaurant/bar with lots of vintage vehicles as well as hundreds of old signs and licence plates on the walls. This was our first chance to try a little local food in the form of game. I tried both springbok and oryx steaks which were both delicious and not too tough or gamey. Perhaps ostrich will be ...
... an even bigger influx of Europeans. It was South Africa that seized the area during World War I and administered it under a League of Nations mandate (can you say "bad to worse"). A number of Namibians served time with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island as they fought for independence from South Africa and its apartheid policy. Namibians actually achieved independence in 1990 after a bush war of almost 25 years. Although the transition to independent country was done better than ...