At a book store, either at home or in Namibia: "Pick up a copy of "When Hippo was Hairy"" Top 5 Page for this destination Namibia Shopping Tip by 850prc

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  "When Hippo was Hairy", a great book of legends
by 850prc

I'm actually describing a book, not a shop. If you're traveling to southern Africa with younger family members, I'd suggest that you pick up a copy of

"When Hippo was Hairy" by Nick Greaves
ISBN# 1-86872-456-5
(Check with the publisher at

This book has approximately 30 tales and legends concerning the animals and lands of southern Africa, as passed down from the San, Damara, Herero, Ovambo and other peoples of the region. It's an entertaining way to learn about the animals, lands and cultures of the countries you visit. An example of the stories you will read is "Why the Lion does not eat fruit", a Hambakushu story. Very interesting and entertaining stuff, especially during long drives with your kids.

What to buy: "When Hippo was Hairy", by Nick Greaves, illustrated by Rod Clement, ISBN# 1-86872-456-5

What to pay: Approximately US$10. I'm pretty sure you can get this from online, too.

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  • Written Aug 3, 2003
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