Lessons Learned the Hard Way: No. 74

16 05 2008

Namibia camp

“I want my mamba!”

When camping in the desert, kindly resist the temptation to visit the local snake and reptile farm. I had spent a fascinating afternoon in Namibia’s Swakopmund Snake Park watching black mambas, green mambas, Egyptian cobras and puff adders through thick glass. I had studied photographs of the devastating effect their toxic venom had on various victims’ arms and legs, and been captivated by lurid accounts of past attacks.

I then spent several extremely sleepless nights in my tent in the wilderness, listening to every tent-zip, rustle and breeze, too terrified to even visit the toilet.


Photo and post by: Simon Vaughan © 2008




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