I have just finished reading the thread "Black Mamba" and I was wondering How often does Black Mamba encounters happen? I don't really care for poisonous snakes at all. I am really excited to be putting my first trip together for Ozondjhe Safaris in Namibia and this being my first trip to Africa (most likely not my last) the Black Mamba stories I have been reading quite frankly scare the hell out of me. Can anyone answer this? Is it that common?