Dimwits Millennium Trip 1999

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Re: Dimwits Millennium Trip 1999

Post by Richprins » Sat May 23, 2020 4:45 pm

We had no clue how the local animals operated, but often saw them determinedly crossing vast expanses of the pan on some or other mission! 0-


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We duly arrived at the brilliantly named Twee Palms! :-0

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This is the most majestic time in the desert, complete with permanent clouds...to crown it all we saw a pair of black rhino a bit further...I think this is them in the pic! lol



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Our first giraffe before we hit camp for a well-deserved rest!



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Re: Dimwits Millennium Trip 1999

Post by Alf » Sat May 23, 2020 4:48 pm

Very different landscape indeed but you can’t call it alien landscape 0'
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Post by Richprins » Sat May 23, 2020 4:51 pm

:yes: ..0..

There is a cat! 0*\
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Post by Alf » Sat May 23, 2020 5:26 pm

Did i miss the cat O/ O/
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Post by Lisbeth » Sat May 23, 2020 6:20 pm

Flat, flat, flat ....and salty! It looks like snow O**
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Post by Klipspringer » Sat May 23, 2020 7:11 pm

That's one of the famous Moringa forests aka 'Fairy Tale Forest' or 'Ghost Tree Forest' ^Q^ ^Q^

The fairy-tale tree (Moringa ovalifolia) is found in Namibia and south-western Angola and occurs from Naukluft in the south to Kunene Region in the north. It is a smooth-stemmed, stem-succulent tree growing up to 7 meters tall. This species is very common on the many granitic and dolomite hills of northern Namibia. Elephants really like eating the Moringa Trees.
The most popular forest is about 32 kilometers west of Okaukuejo and covers an area of approximately one square kilometer. What makes the Fairy-Tale Forest unique is that the trunks of these trees are particularly knobbly except on the Halali hills where their trunks are fairly smooth and upright. The trees usually only grow on the slopes of mountains and hills and Etosha is the only place where the trees grow in such numbers on the plains.
The San People described them as upside-down trees since they believed the trees were thrown out of paradise in anger and landed upside-down.

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Post by Lisbeth » Sat May 23, 2020 7:43 pm

I thought that the "upside-down tree" was the Baobab, in fact it looks a bit like it -O-
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Re: Dimwits Millennium Trip 1999

Post by Klipspringer » Sat May 23, 2020 8:04 pm

There are several upside down trees lol

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Re: Dimwits Millennium Trip 1999

Post by Richprins » Sun May 24, 2020 10:07 am

:ty: :ty: :ty: Klippies!

Ok, then that pic is from near Okuakuejo, as you say! I remember we visited the Fairy Forest! :yes:
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Re: Dimwits Millennium Trip 1999

Post by Flutterby » Sun May 24, 2020 10:56 am

It's certainly very different from any of our reserves. :yes: \O

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