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Trip 2001
September 18 Enter Namibia from South Africa.
September 19 Canoe Orange river. Paddle through the Richtersveld area in mowhawk canoes.
September 20-21 Enter Fish River Canyon, 160 km long and 550 km deep, second largest in the world (behind the Grand Canyon). Camp in Aus and visit the ghost town of Komanskop, the focal point of the diamond rush.
September 22 Head north through the Great Nama Land to Sesriem. Drive through spectacular desert scenery toward Sossusvlei Pan. Play on the towering sand dunes.
September 23-24 Leave the mountains and drive to the northern section of Namib-Naukluft Park towards Swakopmund. Watch zebra and oryx wander among the Welwitschias plants which exist solely on dew moisture and grow to enormous sizes.
September 25 Spend day in Swakopmund, a coastal resort on the Atlantic with Bavarian style architecture.
September 26 Drive along coast to Brandberg and see the 'White Lady' rock painting
September 27 Visit Twyfelfontein to see ancient bushman rock engravings.
September 28 Drive to Waterberg Plateau Nat'l Park, home to endangered species such as roam and sable antelope, white rhino.
September 29-October 1 Explore the shimmering expanse of white salt pan in Etosha Nat'l Park. Observe prolific wildlife gather around the waterholes.
October 2-3 Drive eastwards through Caprivi Strip, a ribbon of Namibian land which threads along the borders of Angola, Zambia, and Botswana. Enter Botswana.


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