The natural law concerning food and water supply dictates
the movement and cycles of life in this arid area.
As such there is no guarantee of seeing any of the animals
that inhabit Damaraland and whatever you may see is to be
a treasured moment.
The rare and endangered desert
elephant have adapted like all the other animals here
to exist on limited fodder and scant water.
These rare pachyderms roam around the more vegetated areas
by dry riverbeds and stand on their back feet and stretch
their trunks skywards trying to reach the very last leaf
on each tree.
Desert-adapted black rhino
range in and out of communal farming areas across a large
area and are one of the few populations to survive on land
that has no formal conservation status.
Classified as critically endangered by the IUCN, the black
rhinos of north-west Namibia have more than doubled in number
and cheetah move
in and out of the area when antelopes such as oryx,
kudu and springbok