Namibia East to West 2017
A short section to share a few images from a 2 weeks road trip between the Waterberg Plateau National Park, Caprivi and the Damaraland end of October 2017.
While we were expecting blazing heat, the temperature was bearable during the days and the night were actually quite chilly...
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Par Shumba le 27 November 2017 à 16:41
After 1.5 weeks camping and driving around, we were treated by a lovely night of rest at the Andersson's camp in Ongava Game reserve.
Their underground hide allowing observation of animals coming to drink in the cam 10m away with an interesting perspective...
To be recommended...
Showing off! (Helmeted guineafolws)
A young one (Springbok)
Sharing some shade...
Behind bars with view...
Par Shumba le 27 November 2017 à 11:09
After 2 days at the White Lady Lodge, we drove West along the Ugab to reach the Ugab Rhino Camp.
Just as we left camp early morning, we heard lions roaring a few kilometres away and followed their tracks on on the river bed.
The drive was stunning and interesting with fun muddy and sandy parts. Just make sure you have a proper 4WD vehicle if you intend to go there!
Last view on the Brandberg
Lone bull and rocks...
And the herd...
Middle of October, there was still water running in the Ugab
Lions know where to go...
Follow the herd to the water!
Ugab Rhino Campsite
Driving out of the Ugab river bed towards the plateau and Doros area (HDR)
Par Shumba le 27 November 2017 à 11:00
From the Waterberg, we drove to another iconic mountains: the Brandberg!
There we stayed at the White Lady Lodge just along the Ugab river. The place is absolutely amazing and we had the visit of desert elephants right at our camp site!
from there we took a few short walks across the river bed to the surrounding areas and below is how it looks like...
Views on the Brandberg from the koppies
A sea of rocks...
The tree and the rocks
Our very price open air shore block!
Brandberg from camp
The sun rises on the Brandberg (view from the campsite)
Par Shumba le 20 November 2017 à 16:41
No need to present this park again. Just beware of baboons if you pay it a visit!!
And be sure to take the hike up early morning to watts the sunrise over the horizon!
From sunset in camp...
...To sunrise from the top
Meve's starling showing off
White-browed Scrub Robin
Par Shumba le 20 November 2017 à 16:34
Mangetti is a rather new national park in Namibia, proclaimed in 2014. Very few people know of this park which makes it very (very!) quite. We spent 2 nights there, camping at the entrance gate since they have no campsites available inside the park. We were on our our in the Park for 3 days!
The park is densely wooded which limits animal sighings but has several waterholes to spend the day waiting for the animals to come quench their thirst...
Bennett's woodpecker at then entrance of its nest.
Blue wildebeest having a drink.
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