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On Top of the World in Namibia

When it comes to beautiful views in Namibia, most people think of sand dunes. I didn’t make it to Sossusvlei — Namibia’s most famous sand-dune viewing destination — on my recent trip, although I did check out the dunes around Swakopmund and Walvis Bay (coming up in a future post). The dunes are indeed beautiful. But the breathtaking view from the top of the Waterberg Plateau in northeastern Namibia will give even the most dramatic sand dune a run for its money. Beat that, Sossusvlei.

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A Near-Death Rhino Encounter on New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2012: The day I nearly lost my life to a pair of German-speaking rhinoceros. (Rhinoceroses? Rhino? Rhinoceri? Thoughts welcome.) Gretel, the German lady rhinoceros. Okay, the statement above could be a slight exaggeration. I’m not sure though. I’ll tell the story and let you decide.

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