April 18-21, 2018
Camping? Do you know me?
The Hoanib River is one of the 12 seasonal rivers in the west of Namibia, bordering the northern part of Damaraland and Kaokoland. This area is considered one of the last true wilderness areas in Namibia. It is also the one of last settlements of the desert elephant. The Murdorib flows off the Hoanib, at about 600 feet above sea level, and it is on the dry bed of the Mudorib that we would be camping for the next two nights.
Camping. Me? Those that know me know that camping is not my usual MO. How did this happen? When we met with Chris at Piper and Heath to plan our Wilderness Safari trip, the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp was full. But we wanted to stay in this area, so Chris suggested we camp. He promised a hot shower, a toilet and someone to cook for us. So I said, “Actually sounds like fun. Why not?!” So here we were.