Out Of Africa Town Lodge
Travel Blogs from Otjiwarongo
they are 20 by which time they are expected to go and catch an
antelope to show they can provide for a wife. The women then sat
around making jewellery from ostrich eggs, seeds and porcupine
quills. Leaving there we routed to a campsite and on the way saw a
rock monitor lizard about 3 to 4 foot long and 3 wart hogs( they can
kill a dog with their tail!). Parked in one of the camps we had used
before and again it was very ...
Rose our usual time, before dawn. That's not normal for us, is it! Had tea in bed watching the sun rise
Arno drove us down to the car which had been parked lower than the camp, as the road up is too steep and sandy for a 2 wheel drive. When we'd loaded up I noticed the other front tyre was flat. Well, not flat but low, so Arno pumped it up so we could drive to a tyre repair place about 240km away.
Set off with a ...
... cheetah might have a health problem and need veterinary treatment. Some of our cats are old and need extra help with food and medication. But nothing could have prepared us for what happened to three of our cats, The Stars, recently on what we have dubbed Black Friday.
On 13th August 2008, four tiny cubs arrived at CCF after a traumatic start to their lives. Their mother had been shot and, upon realizing the adult was pregnant, these cubs were cut ...
... springbok, kudu, and lots of warthogs.
Dinner was a delicious cookout over the fire, followed by stargazing. It's actually not all that cold at night here -- it'll be much colder in the south -- but being sick makes it feel freezing. I'm wearing every layer I have and have set up a thermal liner, sleeping bag and blanket setup in my tent. Hopefully it will keep me warm enough to allow me to get some sleep and shake this cold once and for all.
So, Jenny asked if I would like to do a field count and I found myself down as a driver for our interns and volunteers. The field is split into three routes – Chewbaaka Road, Midfield Road and Osananga. I figured I’d do Chewbaaka Road as at least I knew how to get there and I had interns with me who had been out before. But we still managed to go wrong! I missed the right hand turn off and so we ended up taking the scenic route which I reckon is more ...