Etosha to Mile 108 Camp site (Skeleton Coast)
Trip Start Jul 26, 2010
60Trip End Oct 31, 2010
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We packed up camp early the next morning and headed off to the Skeleton Coast Reserve. The plan was to stay at the camp site at Torra Bay. On the way while driving through a dried out river bed in a rather desolate area we were lucky enough to spot on of the rare Desert Elephants of the area. A little off track driving was done, and we managed to get ourselves a decent sighting.
We arrived at the Springbokwasser gate to the Skeleton Coast Reserve to be told that Torra Bay was only open during the December/January holiday season, and was therefore closed. After lots of bartering and begging to be allowed to free camp along the way, the only solution the official could give us was to either camp at the gate, or drive the 170km through the park to Mile 108
For this stretch Rob was put in charge, and quickly reverted back to his JHB diving style, and with a good Salt road to travel on, made it to Mile 108 with 30min to spare before sundown. Despite the rapidly decreasing temperature we were far too lazy to put up tents and decided rather to put up our awning off Corrie and tuck ourselves into our sleeping bags properly.