The Namib Desert, Namibia Pt. 2
The roads are rough, so it takes a long time to cover not much distance each day.
Happily, there is no rush.
The days are sunny and hot, and the nights beautifully cold allowing me to sleep like a baby.
On the wide open plains I spot herds of mountain zebra, gemsbok and other antelope-like animals. When driving through a dry river bed I spot a lone elephant doing his best to hide in the trees, and am absolutely staggered and elected to stumble upon a large heard of giraffe. As a little kid they were my favorite animal, so it’s a real treat to finally see them in the wild.
They appear curious and are not very afraid of me, though after fifteen minutes of me sitting quietly they slowly move on further down the river bed. It’s shocking they can live out here with so little greenery or shade.
Again, the photos do a much better job of explaining it than I can!