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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Informative, 10 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Sands of Silence: On Safari in Namibia (Hardcover)
An excellent book about Namibia. More in depth than many others on the market. Recommended for anyone interested in finding out more about Namibia.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SANDS OF SILENCE: On Safari in Namibia., 21 Jan 2009
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Dr S. S. Nagi "Nyrobe" (united kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sands of Silence: On Safari in Namibia (Hardcover)
This book was published in 1991, has 214 pages , 100 colour pictures and 1 map on page 30. Capstick journeys through Namibia in 1989. After leaving wall street, he hunted in central and south America, before going to Africa, where he has lived for a long time.
Peter Capstick and his wife Fiona, go to Bushmanland, in the north of Namibia, at ANVO camp, run by Volker and his wife Anke. Peter and Phil(cameraman), leave South Africa for Windhoek and then to Bushmanland. They arrive at Klein Dobe Camp. Bushmanland was once epicenter of "All Continents".
Namibia (Place of thirst) is the most under populated country in the world, and almost 4 times the size of United kingdom. Germans came in 1884 and called it 'German Southwest Africa'. In 1919, the territory was put under South African administration. The Bushman's (San) language is 'Click' based. The bushman make omelette by roasting ostrich egg on coals in the sand with a fire of twigs. They use poison on their arrows.
Very dry wilderness catches fire near Klein Dobe.
Puff adder snake kills more people in Africa, with a incredible speed of strike. When tracking elephants, the criterion is always the front pads which are circular, never the hind pads of feet which are oval. The bushman have no tradition of fighting. They get frequently bitten by snakes at night.
When elephant charges, you better not get caught. There are 6 varieties of honey guide birds, commonly greater and lesser. At last , Capstick gets a good pair of tusks, but not the leopard he wanted. The book is slow but interesting. Having born in Kenya, I enjoyed reading it. We visit Namibia in september 2009.
Other books on Namibia are:-
(1) Journey through Namibia by Amin (1994)
(2) Namibia, Travel guide by Bradt (2006)
Read and ENJOY.
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