Fish River Lodge
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Not the best of nights sleep, felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie with the howling wolves, the wind was relentless (now I know why they issued ear plugs!). Woke up early with the sun peeping over the canyon, a magical sight from bed. We got up a bit later and made our way for breakfast, though most other guests had gone on activities. We did a …
... returns to shore and an interesting chat with a South African who is quite the outdoorsman and amateur wildlife photographer, we eat a nice lunch and head out.
The vast expanse of the desert is soon revealed. On the east side of the truck sandy/rocky terrain with large hills of sand and rock prevails, while on the west side of the truck the landscape is composed of more scrub bush, with some green bordering the Orange River. As an aside, ...
Well an early morning walk around Canyon Lodge certainly brought out the beauty of this place.
Set among towering rocks one would not know this place existed. The chalets are surrounded by lush green grass - such a contrast to the surrounds- and much to the delight of the local Jack Rabbits, Kudu, and Springbok. The Oryx are not welcome as they yank ...
... hot when we left. It felt great to be on the water cruising down the river. Our bait were called bulldog fish. They were pretty good size, maybe five to seven inches. They put three huge hooks in each bait. We were using twelve pound line. I only had one big bite. You have to let them swallow the bait before you pull and reel. I could not wait. As soon as I felt the strike, I yanked and lost him. It was still lots of fun and very enjoyable. Tomorrow, more of the ...
... and say thanks! So after an evening of discussing our trip we were very eager to get on the road the next morning. We went to the car rental place to pick up our vehicle bright and early and were so excited to see the 4WD we had hired! It was very bad ass. Just like us. The guy gave us a demo of the roof top tent and we packed the camping gear and we were off!
For our first day we had a 500km odd drive to reach Etosha NP. This was our only day of sealed road driving so it was ...