From Namibia with love

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Poste Restante -

We re­cently re­turned again from Namibia’s ‘last great wilder­ness’, track­ing black rhino in the Da­ma­r­a­land at Desert Rhino Camp, as fea­tured in Wan­der­lust [ July/au­gust 2018, is­sue 188]. One day, the track­ers had gone to look fur­ther afield for fresh tracks when, round­ing the cor­ner, we saw Don’t Worry (so named be­cause he is a cool and re­laxed rhino), who we’d first seen in 2006 on our orig­i­nal visit here. He was munch­ing on the roots of a eu­phor­bia dama­rana and was so close that our ‘walk’ to see him was to the front of the car. Later, our guide pointed out two chee­tahs stood be­hind an ele­phant – how they man­age to sur­vive here when game is so sparse is hard to imag­ine – and we were priv­i­leged to see a ‘first’ for us: klip­springer an­telopes. This is truly our spir­i­tual home. Janet Wid­dows, via email

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