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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 ...
... changing scenery and looking for animals. We definitely share the roads with animals and wouldn't want to come up and over a hill, face to face with an Oryx, Springbok or goat. At this point we are not seeing any of the big game animals so no elephants, lions or rhinos.
Hoada Campsite was a lovely surprise for us. It is located among beautiful granite hills and Mopani trees. Each campsite is situated in a very private, flat area ...
... 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 ...
... jackal and different antelope did not cut it, was not a stoppable excuse. We were on the hunt for big cats - mainly leopards! However, we did still make the odd stop for these things. The morning went on with not seeing a hell of a lot causing most of the truck fell asleep, I'm pretty sure at one point or another I was the only one on animal spotting duty! We arrived at the park gate not seeing our leopard. Oh well, we had had pretty good sightings in Sri ...