- Many contrasts in societies, landscapes and wildlife, but travel occasionally arduous. We travelled a fair distance and in retrospect another day at Waterberg or Brandberg would have made a huge difference. The dolphin trip at Walvis Bay was a big highlight and we took the advantage of night-viewing at the camp's waterhole at Halali which is free - elephant, rhino and leopard at close quarters. Go there before dawn to see the sandgrouse. There are plenty of mammals to see at Etosha but the waterholes are meagre in November. The walk to the cave paintings in Brandberg was completed by less than half the group because of the heat in the afternoon so others had to hang around whilst the walkers returned. That was a waste of a good afternoon. That part of the itinerary needs to be tweaked. Accommodation varied understandably with Zebra Lodge excellent, though a fair distance from the dunes. Meals, mostly provided, were more than adequate and our two guides never failed to come up with something appetizing and different at lunch time. Overall a great experience, at pace, with plenty to see and enjoy.
Published on: 28 November 2016