Hello All,

Welcome to the Africa Study Abroad Blog Page! Haley Tasiemski and Alyssa Jacobs will be posting updates, pictures and project info along the entire duration of the trip. We will be visiting four Southern African countries : South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Most of the trip will be out on safari, getting right out there with the wildlife. It's going to be an amazing trip!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Drifter's Game Reserve- Desert Camp

After leaving Felix Unite we drove to Fish River Canyon and had a beautiful photo op! After our brief visit there we drove to Drifter's Game reserve in the Namib Desert. We set up tents and slept well after a long day of driving and canoeing the day before. The next day we set out on a hike with our guide, Albert, who taught us about many of the adaptions the flora and fauna use to survive in the harsh desert environment. After the hike we all took the afternoon to relax and hang out. In the evening we got on an open air vehicle and took an evening/night game drive where we observed aardwolf, bat eared foxes, jackles, giraffe, scrub hare, and gemsbok. We took a brief break to enjoy the sundown with apples, crackers,cheese and syrup (which is a surprisingly delicious combo!), this little impromptu snack is called a sun setter. After our game drive we drove to camp and ate dinner and again slept extremely well. 

Fish River Canyon Panorama 

Eating off the truck during the sun setter 

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