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  1. foresttwitcher

    The Great Escape, Namibia.

    Thanks for that Jos and for the link to the article, that clarifies things. Having read it, I now remember it was at or near the viewing point rather than at his accommodation. I was there in October '93 so I guess it was all still raw for the staff as we were warned by the telling of the story...
  2. foresttwitcher

    The Great Escape, Namibia.

    It may be apocryphal but when I stayed at Okaukuejo in the 90's there was a story that a guest had decided to sleep in the outside B-B-Q area immediately in front of the entrance to his 'hut' and had been killed / taken by a Lion. It certainly kept me inside in the hours of darkness so possibly...
  3. foresttwitcher

    The Great Escape, Namibia.

    Reminds me of the 'Vicious' Sparrow-lark I thought I was being directed to in East Africa.
  4. foresttwitcher

    The Great Escape, Namibia.

    More memories flooding in thanks to the videos from Cape Cross - just glad you were unable to convey the smell!
  5. foresttwitcher

    The Great Escape, Namibia.

    I knew I was in for some memory jogging: I could almost feel the heat and isolation of Solitaire and fondly remember the whole Sossusvlei experience - the Namib had been one of my most wanted places to see. Thanks.
  6. foresttwitcher

    The Great Escape, Namibia.

    Now, really looking forward to some vicarious travel and birding plus some good memories of a trip back in the '90's.
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