Go Big Namibia Day 7: BIG SPACE


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Emeritta Lillo is on the road with the #GoBigNamibia tour. Each day she'll be sharing their adventures, so stay tuned for some handy travel tips and inspiration. Follow the team on Twitter @NamibiaHorizons #GoBigNamibia and Facebook for a chance to win

 

Today took an unexpected turn with a flat tyre on our early morning drive... Thankfully our guide David was on hand to change it. But with the day's plans a little out of step, we decided to make a detour to Twyfelfontein. And what a detour it was.

Pronounced a UNESCO world heritage site in 2007, Twyfelfontein lies within the Huab basin in the Kunene region, flanked by burgundy-red sandstone rock mountains. It is named after the elusive spring water that occurs in the area. It boasts one of the largest concentrations of ancient rock paintings and engravings in Africa, more than 2500 in total. A short hike took us to see the “dancing kudu” etched on the ancient rock, as well as the amazing “Lion’s mouth” engraving.

Damaraland blew us all away with it’s stunning landscapes and ancient, mystical stories of shamen and San life. Namibia truly is the land of big space.

Lunch was served at the incredible Camp Kipwe, a uniquely designed lodge tucked away between the giant boulders of Damaraland and well worth the drive. 

Onwards to Swakopmund!

 

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The Go Big Namibia crew saluting Grootberg Lodge before heading off

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Taking a tour of the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein

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The dramatic backdrop for today 

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Checking out some ancient art

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The famous "Dancing Kudu"

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Rachel has a taste of the sweet, fresh water that gave Twyfelfontein its name

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Lunch between the boulders at Camp Kipwe 

 

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