Purros Conservancy

Purros Conservancy – The (absent) elephant campsite

Upon arrival at our campsite I can see that an effort was made to make everything elephant proof. We are also warned that no food should be left out after dark – elephants may decide to come and visit. We are so desperate to see the elephants, that we leave out a bag of oranges…

The Campsite

There is nothing special about these campsites. Like the campsites at Van Zyl’s the trees are enormous and we are able to park all three our 4×4 vehicles under one tree. It was a long day and I decide to go shower – early so that I don’t miss the elephants. I shower in almost cold water, but today I don’t mind. I just want to be clean. Our dear Ida is not so fortunate. The moment she finished soaping – dry. Not a drop of water. We try to find someone to help – not a person in sight. Well at least she is soaped. That almost counts for clean. Ida doesn’t think so. We are without water until the next morning when we leave. Luckily all the vehicle are geared with extra water and we are able to do the necessities.

I’m too scared to wander into the dark here – what if I come across an elephant? So I stick close to camp. I stay up late – nothing. I barely sleep – nothing. These Purros elephants obviously don’t like oranges. Or they smelled the bad service before we did.


There are several private options in the area – I suggest one opts for these. I’m not sure I’ll support the Purros Conservancy again.


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Published by Mariette du Toit

Namibian born and raised, I am the owner Mariette du Toit Photography - where I share photos of the beautiful people I capture in my unique Namibian documentary style and Travelling Namibia where I share travelling tips with travellers across the globe through reviews on the lodges and campsites that I visit.

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