OAT supports schools and orphanages in each of the countries it conducts tours through, and in Damaraland they support the Jakob Basson Combined School, which is a boarding school since distances between villages in the area are so great. At least some of us found it charming to see a reminder of home on one of the kid's backpacks:
The ninth-grade classroom we visited:
Aren't the girls beautiful?
After visiting the school, we headed off for lunch, passing what our guide Rudy calls a "Kalahari Ferrari:"
The northern part of Namibia gets more rainfall than the south and you can see there's even some permanent water in the rivers:
Further down the riverbed, however, was an even more welcome sight, lunch laid out under the shade of a spreading mopane tree:
This is the life, eh? So very "Out of Africa!"