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Namibia News from Wilderness Safari – March 2013

March 4, 2013 Southern Africa Bush Tails

February 2013 Hoanib River floodplains expedition
It is rare to find a new and largely unexplored destination to such a degree as we experienced at Mowe Bay and on the Hoanib River floodplains of the Sk eleton Coast last week. The Skeleton Co ast is vast, wild and epic. We had a radical adventure in an unknown and unexplored area; this is spectacular beyond the telling. Our trip took us up the Skeleton Coast as far as Mowe Bay for the soon-to-open Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.

From here (seal colonies, ship wrecks) we moved inland along the Hoanib River floodplain, from Oasis Spring (where we saw a brown hyaena dragging a seal pup to its den) to the much larger Auses Vlei further inland. Both are freshwater oases in the midst of the dune field and we were thrilled to find elephant tracks at both locations.