Namibia is one of only two countries in the world that has desert elephants! They’re not a separate species. They’ve adapted to their semi-desert environment by developing a smaller body mass, longer legs and larger feet. That enables them to travel for miles across sand dunes to reach water.
The Nyae–Nyae Conservancy is home to approximately 1500 elephants. It partly generates income from managed elephant hunts for trophy hunters. They build and manage water points specifically for elephants away from the human lands.
Photos are from when we encountered wild elephant while traveling in the Nyae Nyae and the night we had elephant meat for dinner due to one dying north of village.