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... the Hilux will need a new clutch!
It is well worth it when you get to the top of the escarpment, what truly amazing views and how privileged to stop at such a place. The lodge is in the middle of nowhere, but everything is perfect. The pool has one of the top 10 pool views in the world and the rooms are balancing on the edge of the escarpment.
We had heard about a tour that was available to see a real working Himba village so Chris and I booked to go there at 4 pm.
We headed back to the camp, got ourselves sorted out in our tents and then headed to the Himba site. What an amazing time we had there. It is hard to believe that people are living in the manner that these people live – so basic, and this was no tourist show.
The Himba are herders ...
... us around. We noticed bicycles that the camp had received from the B4N (Bicycles for Namibia) organization! We thought that maybe the bike that we had donated was in his collection, but it wasn’t. lol He told us that the kids (and adults) had never ridden bicycles before they arrived. He said that they had a lot of fun learning how to ride them. A lady from B4N had come earlier to show them how to assemble the bicycles and how to fix them. ...
... of us but on the journey to Kamanjab we learn she loves her work and loves meeting friendly people every day. There seems no jealously only friendliness.
In talking further she tells us that the bus to Kamanjab will cost her £6 if we had not taken her.
I feed her the perfect line, knowing that she is getting a 100kms free ride. "So which country's tourists do you like, best?"
"Easy" she says. We wait ...
... the rhinos were all kept in a cage out of sight and let out by a signal so we could meet them and take photos.
Two more hours of the toughest walking we have ever done and things slow down a lot.
We have followed the one tracker who weighs about 50kgs, is as nimble as a mountain goat and as fast as a Jamaican 100metre sprinter on Nandrolone.
He stops every 10 minutes and using hand signals encourages us to speed up. I ...