Namibia

Crossed by the Tropic of Capricorn, Namibia stretches along the Atlantic coast of Africa for nearly 1300 kilometres between Angola and South Africa. With a little more than 2 inhabitants per km², Namibia offers all the space in the world to (re)discover freedom… Wild and preserved destination of Africa, this country offers to the traveller a bewitching nature. A true animal sanctuary, the Etosha National Park is worth the trip on its own: languid lions, giraffes quenching their thirst in a waterhole, elephants and rhinos wandering in the savannah… But Namibia is also the country of the Namib Desert, an ancestral desert more than 100 million years old. Behind the Namib and the red dunes, the vast plateaux of Damaraland open up, then further north, we enter Kaokaland, the land of the Himbas… A real rendezvous in unknown territory!

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Walvis Bay: Rendezvous with Desert and Ocean

Walvis Bay: Rendezvous with Desert and Ocean

Located 22 miles from Swakopmund, the city of Walvis Bay (pronounced « vahl-fis bay ») is a rather unusual place. Travelers often hesitate to visit this small industrial port town, which is often covered by fog. However, it is an essential break in the journey along...
The Mysterious Skeleton Coast, and Cape Cross’ Fur Seals

The Mysterious Skeleton Coast, and Cape Cross’ Fur Seals

After a long day driving through desert landscapes, we finally reach the ocean.  Stunning waves of sand dunes undulate as far as the eye can see along the Atlantic Ocean. Here we are on the Skeleton Coast, the northern part of the Atlantic Coast of Namibia stretching...
The Petrified Forest and Rock Carvings of Twyfelfontein

The Petrified Forest and Rock Carvings of Twyfelfontein

Let’s continue « Travelling Through The Wild Side » to the reggae music of Namibian musician Ras Sheehama and discover Damaraland, through its art and geology… « Travelling through the wilderness / I keep on travelling and travelling… / Through the...
Epupa Falls: rendezvous in Himba land

Epupa Falls: rendezvous in Himba land

Kaokoland – translate as “distant land” – is a region unlike any other. A former Namibian Bantustan, Kaokoland is located in the Kunene region in northwestern Namibia. The term Bantustan was first used in the late 1940s and is derived from Bandu word for...
Etosha National Park : A journey to the Animal Kingdom

Etosha National Park : A journey to the Animal Kingdom

For most people, African fauna consists of felines or the famous “Big Five”– the five African animals that all travelers dream of seeing and photographing. The expression “Big Five” does not refer to the animals of Africa that are the largest in stature, but...
In the heart of the Etosha National Park wildness

In the heart of the Etosha National Park wildness

Namibia’s animals consist of many species: 200 mammals, 645 birds, 250 reptiles, and more than 6,300 different insects. One-quarter of these are endemic to Namibia… It is also no secret that Etosha National Park is the best place to observe Namibian fauna,...
A glimpse of Etosha National Park

A glimpse of Etosha National Park

Namibia is a marvel for all those seeking distant new horizons… It is unthinkable to go to Namibia without going on a safari! Etosha National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and one of the best places to observe abundant wildlife roaming...
Lake Otjikoto, a lake that digs its own hole!

Lake Otjikoto, a lake that digs its own hole!

How did lake Otjikoto develop? Only 110 yards from the main road, Route B1, to Etosha National Park, there is an expanse of turquoise water well hidden from sight behind gigantic fig trees and euphorbia. Lake Otjikoto, located in Namibia’s Oshikoto region about 12...
Waterberg Plateau Park !

Waterberg Plateau Park !

What is Waterberg Plateau Park ? The Waterberg is a vast plateau of red rock 42 miles south-east of Otjiwarongo and about 186 miles northeast of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. The mountain owes its name to the springs surfacing on its lower slopes and its lush...
Encounter with Desert Elephants and Welwitschia Mirabilis

Encounter with Desert Elephants and Welwitschia Mirabilis

The small town of Sesfontein and its surrounding area features unique fauna and flora. It lies in the Kunene region of northwestern Namibia between Kaokoland (Distant land) and Damaraland (Land of Damaras) and about 93 miles from the regional capital Opuwo. The name...
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