*** This is another good post. You want to open it on the blog, rather than on Facebook so you can see the videos and photos. There aren’t many car photos! ***

After the worst road in the world we drove through the Marienfluss.  All you could see for miles and miles was sand, with mountains in the distance. There were a few Himba villages, that had some stick huts with mud on the top. They also had corrals for their animals made of sticks to keep the wild animals out. We also saw fairy circles, which are circles with no plants in them. It was weird.

Then we went past some old drums. They were painted different colours. In the past they were put there to store petrol. But now there are funny things, like a computer keyboard that doesn’t work. A model caravan with a visitor’s book in it. We decided to ‘bang’ on the drums. See the videos:

Then we had a wild camp in a riverbed. It was awesome! We collected lots of wood and made a big fire. There were also pretty stones that was marble.  The most amazing thing happened at sunset. A giraffe appeared on the horizon and watched us. It looked a bit like a dinosaur, because to begin with you could only see from the neck up. Daddy thought it looked like the Loch Ness Monster. That night Mummy and Daddy found some scorpions with the UV light. They glowed green, but were actually really little.

The next day we had a good and a bad day. First it was a good day because we found some rock men. We found 2!! One was sitting next to a tree and another was on top of a hill of rocks.

It was also a good day because we saw lots of animals! There were ostriches, which we call battle chickens! We saw vultures, and a falcon. We saw lots of antelope, like gemsbok and springbok. We saw lots of zebra and in another riverbed we saw 2 giraffes. And then when we got close to our campsite we saw an elephant!

It was a bad day because in one of the riverbeds we burst another air spring. But that wasn’t the only thing. We couldn’t open the bonnet to get the jack. And when the air spring burst it also broke a brake hose. Daddy said a lot of bad words.  We had to drive 20km to the camp very slowly.

The next day we woke up to elephants in the campsite! There was a mummy and a baby! They went right next to our tent! We saw their tracks too! An elephant has a big footprint! It was amazing.






Categories: Eleanor, Roaming


  1. Lucky girls having that mum & baby elephant coming near your camp. Amazing. Xx


  2. Wow elephant’s right next to you. I hope they don’t try tickle you with their trunks!! What was your favourite drum?


    • I liked the blue drum. We watched the elephants from our tent, but there was one lady who got too close. The mummy elephant chased her, and flapped out its ears.


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