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Wildlife !

 

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We started the day with a visit of Twyfelfontein, famous for rock paintings done by early bushmen. First time doing a tour, and probably last time as well :p We ended up in a group of elderly people, struggling with the heat and the walk on rocks. It took ages to do the small loop, and our guide didn’t really care about the site or anything else, and audio guide would have been more useful….
Still interesting to see these painting and to get some explanations.

The best part of the day was thankfully still to come, on the drive north of Twyfelfontein, we met a herd of elephants with babies by the road. We’ve been told a few days later it is a very rare sight, since elephants usually hide in the bush and stay far from any road.
We stopped nearby and went on foot, still at safe distance (which is a few hundreds meters in that case). A magical sight, and finally a feeling to be in Africa 🙂
A few kilometers down the road, we met a group of zebras (and they do make a stupid sound :D) and a few springboks. Cannot get better than this on a few kilometers drive !

But the day was not over yet, while looking for a place to sleep, we drove a bit off road and went on metallic debris… One tire did not make it 🙁 Time for the first repair, I just had enough sunlight to fix it, and tire is holding pressure.

We didn’t spend much time enjoying the clear night sky since we are in the bush, and after all the gentle animals we saw today, there could be predators roaming in the area. Needless to say it was a bit stressful to walk between the 2 vehicles at night !

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