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Ongava Private Game Reserve

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We arrived here Sunday afternoon and were happily surprised to find this tiny camp on the southern border of Etosha.
What a beautiful location, lovely people and amazing accommodations. The lodge is perched up on a high spot over looking the property, there are wide open views all around. They have watering holes for the animals and so you can watch them coming up for a drink. There is even a hide that you can run down to so you can have an amazing vantage point.
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Time for a drink

This is peace and quiet and with the help of our guide, Michael, we have the opportunity to reconnect with nature and the world as it was long before we walked here, before civilization as we know it.
And believe it or not, there are still people living in their traditional ways as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Fun fact: Today I learned that the Himba and Herro people of Namibia are very much the same and speak the same language. But because of different pronunciations, the Himba children have their permanent lower anterior incisors removed just after they come in to facilitate their special way of speaking. Imagine that!D20B6675-C71E-40CC-A890-D1B10C32B680.jpeg
This photo was taken on our last trip in 2019 and I never noticed the lower incisors were missing on the people over 10 or 12.

This morning we had a great viewing of an elephant having a little bath, somehow this never gets old.
Yesterday we walked with some white/wide rhinos.
There is so much to do and learn here and I am so grateful to have that opportunity.
Enjoy the photos, more coming.

Posted by Lauriesam 13:16 Archived in Namibia Tagged #namibia #africansafari #africanadventure #exoticcountry #lovetotravel #adventuretravel #africa #feelinggrateful #himbalife #namibianlife #himba

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