SCHA-RE ~ Desert Camp (Khomas, NAM)
Monday November 21st, 2016
TODAYS MILEAGE – 159 miles or 256 kilometres
TRIP MILEAGE – 14159 miles or 22787 kilometres
Everyone except yours truely loaded up in another open safari vechicle and drove around for the next couple of hours exploring the Nambian desert and learning about The San people (or Saan), also known as Bushmen or Basarwa.
I on the other hand, made the most of an empty camp to take a long warm shower and relaxed in the solitude with a good book and a couple of ice cold beers. Sometimes we all need just a little "alone time" to recharge the batteries.
Just around dinner time, the heavens opened up and a near torrential downpour ensured. About a ½ dozen of us raced around like blue arse flies securing fly tarps over all the tents on order to keep them dry. The irony wasn't lost on me that I wasn't even sleeping in a tent, as I had thrown my swag into one of the open lean-to's, but here I am getting drenched so that those sheltering in the same lean-to, watching us, would have a dry bed to sleep in that night. As they keep saying over here "This is Africa".
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