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Twyfelfontein

Bushmen/ San drawings

sunny 97 °F
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7FACDDC4-3FE9-47C5-8D7E-4026B257CFF9.jpeg Twyfelfontein is a world heritage site in a remote area of north central Namibia. It is about an hour east of Khoraxis on rocky, sand and soon to be paved roads.
The drawings here are from about 5,000 years ago and they can be seen quite clearly.
Only guided tours are available and the terrain is rocky and the temperatures are very hot. When we went yesterday it was at least 95 degrees F and there is no getting out of the sun.
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The drawings are either teachings, about where things were, like water holes, animals and their hooves,
Or teachings from the Shaman.
These sites are protected and the guides are knowledgeable, if you are in Damaraland it is worth the visit, wear good walking shoes, a hat and bring water.

Posted by Lauriesam 04:22 Archived in Namibia Tagged #desert #namibia #offthebeatenpath #lovetotravel #adventuretravel #twyfelfontein

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