You're not mad. If it pours with rain you will have the best time of your life - there is nothing better than the Kalahari when it's wet and green. The heat can be a killer, but if you work around it, you'll see a side of that part of the world that is totally different. Richtersveld will be fiery hot, but if you have a good shade tree and good awnings, and spend the hottest part of the day drifting in the river, hakuna matata.
Get up an hour or two before dawn, be back in camp by 10am, and only venture out again after 4pm, bearing in mind that it only gets full dark after 9pm.
We always carry a spray bottle for each person (those ones you buy at the nursery for spraying poison or watering pot plants). Fill them with water, and keep spraying yourself - works better than air con, which just makes you sick.
1991 Land Rover 110 Hi-Line S/W 3.5l V8 carburettor
Cooper Discoverer STT tyres, four sleeper Echo rooftop tent
2006 Land Rover Freelander TD4 HSE (2 litre BMW motor)
Previously Land Rover 1969 SIIA, 1968 SII, 1973 SIII and 1983 Toyota HiLux 2litre.