Namibia: a photographic update

After the adventures in West and Central Africa, Namibia is a vacation. I picked up Mees from Windhoek airport two weeks ago, and we bushcamped, stayed at some very comfortable and some very basic campsites, had oryx and zebra steak for dinner, spotted lots of zebra, giraffe, warthog, baboons, kudu, springbok, oryx (gemsbok), and even a brown hyena. In the wild, because we can’t enter parks with Thimba. But the experience seeing these animals beside the road is even more thrilling!
We have almost completed a northern loop (went all the way to Epupa falls, at the Angolan border), and are now staying at Oppi Koppi campsite in Kamanjab, run by a Dutch-Belgian couple. For free, because we are overlanders.
Namibia is a visual treat, a veritable feast for the eyes. The skies are blue, landscapes vary every day, the colours are intense, the people photogenic. So I’ll just let the photographs tell the story. Here’s a first selection:

bush camp near Bosua pass

bush camp near Bosua pass

 

Stranded Angolan trawler, Skeleton Coast

Stranded Angolan trawler, Skeleton Coast

Fur Seal, Cape Cross Seal colony

Fur Seal, Cape Cross Seal colony

 

Seal colony, Cape Cross

Seal colony, Cape Cross

Towards Spitzkoppe

Towards Spitzkoppe

Camp near Spitzkoppe

Camp near Spitzkoppe

Camp at Epupa Falls

Kunene River at Epupa Falls

 

Camp at Kunene River, Epupa

Camp at Kunene River, Epupa

Himba boy, near Epupa

Himba boys, near Epupa

Himba child, Epupa

Himba child, Epupa

Young Himba woman, Epupa

Young Himba woman, Epupa

Himba boys milking a goat, Epupa

Himba boys milking a goat, Epupa

Separating the older goats to take them grazing, Epupa

Separating the older goats to take them grazing, Epupa

Older Himba woman preparing body ocre, Epupa

Older Himba woman preparing body ochre, Epupa

Young Himba girl, Epupa

Young Himba girl, Epupa

Young Himba girls, Epupa

Young Himba girls, Epupa

Young Himba boy, Epupa

Young Himba boy, Epupa

 

Mees with some Himba children, Epupa

Mees with some Himba children, Epupa

Mees and Hipose Muundja, Epupa

Mees and Hipose Muundja, Epupa

 

Hipose Muundja (47 years old), Epupa

Hipose Muundja (47 years old), Epupa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Namibia: a photographic update

  1. trundlingjack

    These fantastic pictures bring back the memories and the longing to return to Namibia it is a real treat with freindly people and no bribes and fantastic food!! what more could anybody want

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Jack

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    1. Gee Post author

      Hi Jack,
      Thanks for the compliment! As for the food: we’re trying a giraffe steak tonight.
      Cheers from Kamjab, Namibia,

      Gee and Mees

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