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July 3- Since we left Swakupmund we have been touring the rest of Northern Namibia. We have been sitting in the bus quite a bit as there are vast distances with nothing to see but sand and scrub. There are only really three main tourist attractions in Namibia. Two days ago we were in Spitzkoft, which is "The Matahorn of Africa" We climed through a fence and then over part of the peak.When we got to the other side there was what looked in be a huge arm camp. We scrambled to get the heck out of there (three hours later in the swealtering heat) we found on that is was a film production camp!
July 4- Camp this evening at a Cheetah Farm. This farm rescues Cheetah that would otherwise be shot by farmers and uses them as a tourist attraction. Most of them are in a huge inclosure. They drove us out in the enclosure and the Cheetahs started to appear from everywhere. They were then feed donkey meat for dinner. You don;t want to get in their way. We also went to the owner house where they have three "tame" cheetahs that we pet. They purr like crazy. These people also have a jack russel terrier who jumps and the cheetahs and tries to fight with them. I;m not sure how long this dog will last!
July 5/6/7 - Game drive in Etosha national park. This is the first time that we have see lots of animals in the wild. Up to this point it has been the odd ostrich (we had some for dinner the other night- very tasty!).
Today we saw elephants, giraffe, three lions (for a distance), zebras, oryx, haartbeast, warthog, steenbk, impala, ostrich, guinea fowl, spotted hyena, jackal, black rhino and lots of birds. It's really amazing how elephant blend into the surroundings so well. The giraffe are really funny to watch. Getting a drink of water requires that the lean over in a really awkward way. At night the animals come to a lit watering hole. We sat and watched them most of the night.