Namibia
Namibia

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  • Day112

    Luderitz, Namibia

    April 8, 2015 in Namibia

    There is a current in the ocean that comes up from Antartica, and when it meets the warm air off the west African coast, a thick fog bank forms. So it was as were sailing towards Luderitz, Namibia. The horn on the ship blew all night long - when we woke up we looked outside and decided we would have a foggy day in port. A little bit later, we looked outside and saw a sparkling jewel of a town looking very crisp in the brilliant sunshine.
    Luderitz, as you can tell by the name, was a German colony for quite a while and only achieved it’s independence from South Africa in 1990. It is a diamond-mining and fishing town that is surrounded by the Namib desert. When diamonds were first discovered here, they were simply laying on the ground ready to be picked up and sifted from the sand. The nearest town/city is about 70 miles away. Because of it’s German influence, there is some beautiful architecture that would convince you that you had stumbled into a little town in Germany - but with streets made of sand!
    This was a short visit, but the weather was cool and we saw some nice sites. The town does not get any tourists, but was welcoming and we left with smiles on our faces.
    The first photo is the view of the harbor from the town.
    The second photo is a row of houses in town.
    The third photo is inside a mansion in town.
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  • Day26

    Last day in Namibia

    May 22, 2017 in Namibia

    Heute ist leider schon unser letzter Tag im wunderschönen Namibia. Nach fast 4000 km Fahrt quer durchs Land kann ich jedem von euch nur empfehlen hierher zu reisen!
    Anbei noch ein paar Impressionen.
    Für detaillierte und informative Berichterstattung der letzten Tage verweise ich gerne auf Ludgers Account -> https://findpenguins.com/ilikeidol

    Morgen gehts weiter nach Mauritius 🙌

  • Day18

    Etosha Nationalpark

    May 14, 2017 in Namibia

    Leider gibt es aufgrund fehlender/mangelhafter Internetverbindung kaum Möglichkeiten unsere Erlebnisse in Namibia 🇳🇦für euch zu dokumentieren.

    Aktuell befinden wir uns im riesigen Etosha-Nationalpark und verbringen jeden Tag mit der Suche nach den schönsten, größten und gefährlichsten Tieren Afrikas. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Unglücksraben konnten wir bereits nach einem Tag fast alle "bedeuteten" Tiere finden 🦁🐆🦏🐘 Highlights waren eine ganze Elefantenherde zum Sonnenuntergang, sowie drei Löwen, die sich nur wenige Meter neben unser Auto zum Mittagsschlaf gelegt hatten 😄Read more

  • Day21

    Living Desert

    May 17, 2017 in Namibia

    Heute ging es mit Guide in die Namib-Wüste Swakopmunds um Landschaft und Tierwesen zu erkunden.
    Wenn wir Wüsten und ihre Dünenlandschaften beschreiben, hört sich das eher nach einem riesigen, leblosen Sandkasten an. Umso interessanter waren die Geschichten, die uns unser Guide über die Vielfalt von kleinen Tieren erzählen konnte, die sich der Wüste angepasst haben. Nach intensiver Spurensuche gelang es ihm auch die "Little Five Animals" - Gecko, Lizard, Sidewinder Snake, Dancing Spider, Chameleon - aus dem Sand zu wühlen 😄
    Abends gab es zur Begeisterung der Mädels für Ludi und mich den delikaten Swakopmunder Crayfish zu futtern, der anschließend ausgiebig unter die Lupe genommen wurde 😄
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  • Day20

    Swakopmund

    May 16, 2017 in Namibia

    7 Stunden Autofahrt über Stein, Kies und Sand? Hört sich im ersten Moment nach wenig Spaß an. In Namibia sieht das jedoch ganz anders aus!

    Gestartet sind wir frühs im Damaraland, wo es die allerschönsten Sonnenuntergänge zu sehen gibt. Man darf gespannt sein, ob sich diese Meinung auf unserer Reise noch einmal ändern wird 🤔
    Auf der Fahrt hatten wir (wieder einmal) das Glück auf unserer Seite und könnten einen seltenen Wüstenelefanten dabei beobachten, wie er gemütlich vor uns die Straße überquerte. Wo gibt es sowas denn noch?
    Eine weitere Besonderheit Namibias sind die Einwohner, die einem selbst am entlegensten Ort freundlich zuwinken 👋🏿
    Bei unserer Fahrt durchquerten wir zudem die unterschiedlichsten, wunderschönen Landschaften, die einem doch sehr unwirklich erscheinen.
    An der Skeleton Coast angekommen, fuhren wir noch einige Stellen an, an denen Schiffswracks an der Küste zu finden sind. Bevor es abends in Swakopmund allerbestes Seafood zu essen gab, stand noch ein Highlight auf dem Tagesprogramm. Vor allem meine 3 Mitreisenden konnten sich für die Seal Colony in Cape Cross begeistern. Tausende stinkende, rülpsende und prügelnde Robben waren definitiv einen Besuch wert! 😄
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  • Day39

    Halili, Etosha National Park

    June 14, 2017 in Namibia

    Drove a few hours to Halali camp, which had very barren and ugly campsites, but also had a beautiful waterhole and luxurious (freezing cold) swimming pool with shaded lounge chairs. Our game drives were pretty quiet, but the waterhole was remarkable in that we saw black rhino both nights as well as a huge family of 25-30 elephants joyfully coming to drink and 4 hyenas (including a little one).

  • Day41

    Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park

    June 16, 2017 in Namibia

    Drove a few more hours south to Okaukuejo camp where they had even more barren/ugly campsites, but again, a beautiful water hole where we were able to see even more black rhino and elephant. The highlight was a morning drive out where we saw two spectacular male lions, a pair of honey badgers, some large herds of zebra and wildebeest and, later at the same site near the male lion sighting, a female lion. She was perched up on a hill watching all the zebra, springbok and wildebeest pass without them realizing she was there. We plan to go back tonight to check and see if we can find her sisters and there have been reports of cubs….Read more

  • Day10

    Quad biking - Naukluft National Park

    September 6, 2017 in Namibia

    Two hour trip out to the dunes again, this time on 250cc quad bikes. They were super fun racing through the amazing dunes, flat out through the fantastic wave shapes and drifting loose corners. James got an official warning for power sliding too much, but still continued when the guide was out of sight! Great fun with some of the guys off the truck.

  • Day10

    Bushman's Camp

    September 6, 2017 in Namibia

    We left Swakomund at lunch and drove to a camp in the middle of nowhere. The stunning scenery was constantly changing from flat desert to gorges with unusual rock formations. On the way we passed the Tropic of Capricorn and had to get the obligatory photograph. The last time we crossed it we were on the west coast of Australia just over three months ago. At camp we could hear the zebra running around while sat by the campfire and saw the moon rise red.Read more

  • Day44

    Ngepi, Namibia

    June 19, 2017 in Namibia

    On our way back to Botswana we broke up the drive by staying at a very charming camp, Ngepi, near Popa Falls (thanks for the recommendation Alistair!) Among the unique features was a cage in the river that formed a “swimming pool” that John gamely tested out. It was a bit chilly, but hippo and croc-free! There were beautiful views over the river and the setting was very lush and tropical with huge trees.
    On our drive, we stopped at Rundu (a largish town), where John decided to get a low maintenance haircut at a local barbershop. This is one of our favorite things to do while traveling. There’s something very fun and interesting about experiencing haircuts at small, local places where you get more of a sense of the community. John’s hair was getting quite long (see before photo) so he opted for a “monk cut” - #2 on the shaver. Joseph did an excellent job, though John will need to watch his sun exposure.
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