A beautiful morning with the sun rising over the Kunene River. The big crocodile from yesterday was gone.
…and groups of hundreds were added to an estimate that we had something between 1500 and 2000 Springboks in sight. The reason was possibly that after a rainy season without much rain we had come to a spot that had enough rain so that an area of a few square kilometers was covered with high grass.
..except for the occasional desolate Himba settlement. Maybe these are used as temporary dwellings or maybe they are old, deserted settlements. The Himba suffered seriously in the 1980’s when severe drought killed 90 % of their cattle. Many of the Himbas had to leave this area and escape to Opuwo for survival.
After 70 km and some three hours through Marienfluss we reached Rooidrom. It is actually only that – a red drum. It does however have a status, both as a landmark and as a memorial of Jan Joubert, who among other things wrote travel guides to this area.
Following the example of others we left a proof of having been here…