In August 2015 I spent three weeks in Namibia, touring the country in a four-wheel drive vehicle. The main focus was on the Namib Desert that stretches over 2000km along the south-western coast of the African continent. The Namib Desert landscape comprises a range of landscape types from hills to gravel plains and dune fields.
The red oxidised sand of the NamibRand dunes, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namib Desert
Quiver tree (Kokerboom), Naukluft Mountains
Wilderness guide, Palmwag, Damaraland
Camelthorn trees provide shade at Purros Community Campsite, Hoarusib River, Kaokoland
NAMIBIA TOUR, 2015
Camping in the NamibRand Nature Reserve with its vivid red sand dunes, grey-mauve mountains and golden grass plains was definetly a highlight of the tour. I also did some hiking in the Naukluft mountains, climbed the dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert and visited Etosha National Park.
ANIMALS OF NAMIBIA
The Kunene Region in the north-west of Namibia is home to desert-adapted elephants. I was lucky enough to see them. Spotting wildlife in Etosha, one of Africa's premier wildlife parks, is much easier. During the drier months the waterholes attract large herds of animals: Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Rhinos, Oryx and Buffalos.
This tour in August 2015 was organized by Hauser Exkursionen, Germany and led by the German tour guide Egmont Striegl.
The NamibRand Nature Reserve with its red sand dunes, grey-mauve mountains and golden grass plains. A great place to sleep under the stars.