In December 2015 I travelled through Namibia for two weeks. This was part of a long truck overland trip I did with Dragoman. Namibia is a sparsely populated country in Southern Africa that is different from everywhere else I’ve been. This is in part because due to the combination of desert and coastal areas which create a sort of surreal landscape. It is a fascinating country and a photographer’s dream. In this Namibia Photo Album I try to show you the sights that amazed me.
In Namibia we traveled to the following places:
Fish River Canyon: One of the largest canyons of the world, famous for a 3-day trek along its river. Fish River has its source east of the Naukluft Mountains and from there it flows down into the great Orange River. The river has cut into the escarpment through which it flows to create a canyon more than 150 kms long. The orange colors and the views at sunset were one of the highlights of my trip.
Namib Desert and Sossusvlei: The oldest desert in the world and one of the star attractions of Namibia. It is famous for its vast dunes of orange/red color (the highest in the world). It is also there that we can find Sossusvlei, a dried clay pan whose dead trees create one of the most surreal landscapes.
Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Cape Cross: Swakopmund is a laid back german-influenced town and the adrenaline capital of Namibia. Nearby Walvis Bay (meaning Whales Bay) is a large natural harbour famous for its birds, seal colony and oyster farms. Cape Cross, first discovered by Portuguese Diogo Cão is a beautiful stretch of land by the sea and a huge seal colony.
Spitzkoppe: The mountain of Spitzkoppe is known as the “Matterhorn of Namibia” due to its almost perfect pyramid shape. It is a great place for hiking and also home to a few endemic fauna and flora.
Etosha National Park: Etosha NP is a large game reserve famous for a myriad of big animals: lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, mountain zebras and a few antelopes. Etosha means “Great White Place” in the local language, describing the massive mineral pan that dominates the park’s landscape.