Except, that is, for the road. Recently widened, graded and ramrod straight, new roads like this mean change is coming.
Carved out of the trees and surrounded by a chain-link fence, that change comes as a shock: a giant oil rig towers above these flat lands, dwarfing the trees.
In this northeastern corner of Namibia, on the borders of Angola and Botswana, a Canadian oil company called ReconAfrica has secured the rights to explore what it believes could be the next — and perhaps even the last — giant onshore oil find.
The oilfield that ReconAfrica wants to harness is immense. The firm has…