Out of Africa Town Lodge
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... by vehicle but we spotted a dead warthog and there behind a bush lay the leopard! Not easy to see but nevertheless we saw it, our first ever leopard sighting!The "lodge" is far from your authentic farmhouse but more like an airport lounge, but instead of looking onto a runway it looks over the plains. It's a tad over designed and seems out of place, also we have a huge chalet but it does have a great view.
Leopard pics to follow
We had to do a lot of driving in order to go from Kongola to Windhoek, via the Waterberg Plateau. Definitely over 1000 km, mostly on decent roads, some tarred and some gravel. We had 5 days and we wanted to spend a couple of nights in the Waterberg Plateau.
We stopped for the night in the Kaisosi Lodge, near Rundu, upon a recommendation given to us by an Irish couple who had just come from that area. They said that the lodge was reasonably priced, clean, very attractive ...
Another 5.30am start &. Freezing drive in an open vehicle up to the Waterburg Plateau.
Our Namibian guide, Makondo had a wicked sense of humour & a deep understanding of his environment.
The Waterburg Plateau is a 50 km long, 16 km wide sandstone plateau, looming over the desert plains. It is covered by a deep layer of wind blown red Kalahari sand ...
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 ...
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Bush Pillow Guest House
After a late start, and both gas tanks fuelled up (N$1330 ~ NZD$160), we were finally on our way on a 22 day road trip around Namibia.
- Arriving just in time @ Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) for feeding time (2pm)
- Cheetah protecting the pen door so that they could ...