Early morning, we are booked on the Huab River Scenic Drive where we hope to spot the rare desert adapted elephants in their natural habitat. Our guide will let us know how to behave, as the desert elephants are a bit more aggressive than elephants in the national parks. They compete with farmers with their cattle and goats, who fight over the sparse water.
In the afternoon we visit Twyfelfontein, which was
declared a World Heritage Site, UNESCO site, in 2007. The name "Twyfelfontein" is Afrikaans and means "doubtful spring". It lies at the foot of a massive sedimentary rock that forms the fossilized remains of a primeval desert that covered vast areas of present-day Namibia with its masses of sand some 180 million years ago. On a guided tour of about 30 to 45 minutes we visit the world-famous bushman engravings and rock
paintings. They are witnesses of the indigenous people
who lived here hundreds or maybe thousands of years
ago, hunted and gathered berries and edible tubers.