Trip Start Sep 14, 2006
15Trip End Jan 09, 2007
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We drove back to Maltahohe and filled up the tank. We spent the night at the Maltahohe Hotel, and the beers were cold and only $1.25. The owner was extremely friendly and gave us several suggestions of things to do and places to camp.
The next day we re-traced part of our route from the previous day with a full tank of gas! We stopped at the Hammerstein Lodge which had several big cats - a leopard, a few cheetahs and two caracals. They were kept in fenced-in pens, but a guide led us inside the cheetah pen and the caracal pen and we got to see them from ~10 feet.
This is a caracal->
We drove for another hour and a half to the Tsauchab River Camp. It had nice camp spots and we had a unique bathroom - it was built into a tree. The camp was gigantic; it covered 70 square kilometers. We did a 6 km hike that took us up to a peak with nice views, and the camp staff was really friendly and had some great stories about growing up in Namibia. One of the camp's guides told us that he was studying scorpions and collected them each night using a UV light. He said that he had collected several hundred in one night before! No more Tevas at night for us..
Where I stayed