There aren’t many places in the world where you can shower with an elephant before enjoying dinner around a campfire while live music pulsates with energetic township vibe. Not unless you stay at Etosha Safari Camp 10km south of Etosha National Park’s Anderson Gate in Namibia.
There was a shanty town alley of small spaces holding many funky objects such as an oversized teddy bear and a stuffed grey hippo on a bicycle, or entire car doors and their windows plastered into the walls as if they were building materials. There were old kettles, faded political posters and a tin lean-to roof stacked high with tin chests and old-fashioned suitcases. At the far end a train carriage had a medley of baskets and other bric-a-brac on its roof.
Outside in the courtyard chairs were made from car tyres or enamel baths cut in half, mounted on a wheelbarrow base, painted bright red, blue or yellow and fitted with a comfy cushion.
Note: I was a guest of Etosha Safari Camp for one night, but had free rein to write what I chose. I paid for all meals, drinks and travel costs.
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