This whole camping thing is getting better and better! The only negatives is the tent clips and having to get up in the middle of the night to use the facilities, but otherwise it has been great!
This morning we had an early start so that we could canoe down the Orange River. It ended up just being a group of 10 of us. The water levels were low which made the current pretty flat so the paddle down river was a bit harder than expected. We had some inexperienced paddlers with us, so for a portion of the journey I ended up by myself in the guides kayak, which was a lot of fun! There were some fast waters along the way, which were really fun, except it usually was shallow so you had to be careful not to get stuck in the rocks. At the end of the trip, my canoe ended up getting stuck for a quick moment in the shallow slow waters. It was a great activity to start the day with.
When we arrived back at camp, we packed up and had lunch. I ate what I believe was a ham sandwich, but I could not be sure exactly. It was lunch meat, and it actually was really good, that I had two. It could also be because of all the energy burned canoeing!
We left camp to cross our first border into Namibia. The whole crossing only took about an hour between the South African border control and the Namibian, and I have another stamp on the passport.
Crossing into Namibia was like leaving civilization, as you head into the desert and the roads are all dirt/sand. Thankfully, our Lando is a relatively smooth ride! We arrived at camp in the afternoon, set up and headed out to Fish River Canyon. This is said to be the second biggest canyon behind the grand canyon. We were stopping here for a short rim hike and to have dinner at sunset.
The views were really incredible, but the coloring has nothing on the grand canyon. You have to be careful around the rim as the rocks are loose and there is nothing that is stopping you from going down. It was quite a nice walk and it was very relaxing watching the sunset going down over the canyon.
We had a delicious nacho dinner at the canyon and then headed back to camp for the night.
Tomorrow will be one of our first longer drive days, at 8 hours through the desert.