This morning we join a Bushman Walk. Our local guides interpret the life of the bushmen, how they lived, hunted and survived. Audience participation is welcomed, we see animal and bird traps and learn about the art of making traditional artefacts and how the bushman people adapted and survived in an unforgiving wilderness environment. The ultimate in sustainable living! A truly interesting and educational morning.
Back at the Plains Camp Barn we enjo another breakfast brunch - and the bushman's omelette proved very popular! Essentially this is a selection of numerous cooked items included in one big omelette. It’s certainly sufficient to fill you up for the day!
After brunch, one of the AfriCat’s founding directors. Tristan Boehme, kindly joined us for a question and answer session. Tristan is a knowledgeable and passionate speaker, and we covered all sorts of topics, including conservation, farming techniques, research, the Hanssen family history and, of course, Okonjima and AfriCat. Many thanks, Tristan!
This afternoon we set off to track cheetahs – on foot! To start with, we all boarded our game drive vehicles and half of us set off to track cheetahs inside the reserve, while the other half enjoyed a general game drive to start with. Once the radio telemetry tracked near to the cheetahs, we disembarked and walked with our guides to see the animals up close and personal! Half of the group see one of the cheetahs chasing a warthog (unsuccessfully) and the other half see them lying down exhausted after chasing the warthog! A simply magical experience to see them so close.
After all the excitement of our two days at Okonjima, it seems appropriate to finish with a bang, so Dawn and Richard have a secret sundowner up their sleeve. In the middle of the Okonjima Reserve, we all converge on a white cloth covered table, complete with snacks and chilled bottles of bubbly!
Time to celebrate a wonderful Namibia tour.