We were up early, taking advantage of the cool of the morning.
A desert garden at the White Lady Lodge.
After breakfast we made a second “mountain climb” with the kids. 🙂
The biggest “danger” of Namibian camping so far as I could tell were these deadly acacia thorns. I stepped on one. It went right through my shoe.
We saw black-backed jackals lurking around the cooking fires a couple of times. And these locals.
You must be TOUGH to survive this desert climate.
It had not rained at the White Lady lodge in 3 years — but it poured on us. Desert tents are not particularly waterproof.
Our not particularly waterproof bedding was soaked. 😦
The Ugab River rarely runs.
Here’s the river bed before the rain.
Playing in mud is a big novelty for Namibian kids.
We climbed yet another hillock.
And it was back to camp for another gigantic barbecue.
Ugab Wilderness Campground opened 2001. I can recommend it. Particularly if you want a base camp for climbing Brandburg and/or hiking Messum crater.
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