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Monday 21st January 2019 – Twyfelfontein Namibia

We covered long distances today but, nonetheless, it was a very full and exciting one.

Just up the road from Sakopmund we stopped  to see a shipwreck which, although fairly recent, was completely inhabited by cormorants.

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We had got used to the gravel roads but around our next stop, at Hente Bay, we saw them spraying saltwater onto the roads which made them much smoother but I imagine a nightmare in rainy conditions.

We were soon back to the gravel roads but the landscape on our way to Twyfelfontein was much more undulating and even more spectacular.

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At Twyflefontein we visited the ancienrpetroglyohs which were named Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. The site is thought to be the largest concentrations of Bushmen engravings in Africa, with over 2500 figures ranging from 2000 to 5000 years old. Our local guide described them as a sort of blackboard to teach about the animals to hunt and their various tracks. He also told us that they demonstrated that the Bushman had travelled further afield with pictures of animals, such as penguins and flamingos, as testament.

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En route we observed the two tribes we had learned about in the township in Swakopmund, the Herero and the Himbo tribes which originally were part of the same tribe but now with very different costumes.

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On approaching our lodge (Palwag) our guide and driver were constantly pointing out wildlife and we had plenty of stops to observe and photograph.

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In the evening we didn’t have much time for observing wildlife but there were plenty of birds flying around the lodge.

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Click below for gallery of today’s photos:

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