Namibia camping – Brandburg – day 2

We were up early, taking advantage of the cool of the morning.

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A desert garden at the White Lady Lodge.

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After breakfast we made a second “mountain climb” with the kids. 🙂

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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.

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We saw black-backed jackals lurking around the cooking fires a couple of times. And these locals.

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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.

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Our not particularly waterproof bedding was soaked. 😦

The Ugab River rarely runs.

Here’s the river bed before the rain.

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And after.

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Playing in mud is a big novelty for Namibian kids.

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We climbed yet another hillock.

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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.

see ALL my photos from this long weekend trip

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