After a leisurely breakfast you make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein, to take a walk through history to view ancient rock art. Named by the first European farmer in the area the name refers to the failings of a perennial spring which wells up near the base of the valley and the name simply means ‘doubtful spring’. Strewn over a hillside amongst flattopped mountains of red sandstone, Twyfelfontein’s boulders and slabs of red sandstone hold some 2,500 prehistoric engravings that depict wildlife, animal spoor and abstract motifs. It is perhaps the largest and finest collection of petroglyphs in Africa. The engravings show animals such as elephant, giraffe, kudu, lion, rhinoceros, springbok, zebra and ostrich that once used to drink from a fountain at the bottom of the hill. In some cases footprints were engraved instead of hooves or paws. The abstract motifs feature mainly circles. Stone tools and other artifacts found at Twyfelfontein suggest that hunter-gatherers occupied the site over a period of perhaps 7,000 years. These days a local guide accompanies visitors to showcase the rock art. The engravings lie along two circular routes, one an hour’s climb and the other 40 minutes longer. Twyfelfontein is one of Namibia’s key National Monuments and has recently become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will then head to the Doro !Nawas Airstrip, having a picnic lunch in the vicinity of the airstrip before boarding the flight back to Windhoek. You will be met and transferred back to Galton House for your final overnight in Namibia. All meals included.
Sadly on day 11 it’s time to depart. This morning is at your leisure until it’s time for the transfer back to the airport to depart. Breakfast.