Weekly photo challenge: Achievement

So many steps. So many I can’t remember how much. My brain is dead, my body broken, but I made it to the top in time. Dune 45 in Namibia is a challenge. Sure, it’s nice to see the sunrise at stupid o’clock, but to walk up a dune? At every step you sink back…

The wilderness at work: Etosha National Park

A safari in Africa is a special event. It’s not every day that you see some of the world’s most impressive animals in the wild. So seeing the gates of Namibia’s Etosha national park made me very excited. Just driving into the park, towards our camp, we saw lions bathing in the sun, zebras and…

Culture clash; life in a tribe

One of the young men spoke English. He was to be our guide while we visited the Himba village. Since it is hard to visit an authentic Himba village, we settled for the tourist version of it. These people genuinely live here, but they are used to visitors, questions, and showing their rituals. The first…

Camping at Spitskoppe

There are many ways of camping in style. Style is a flexible word and is interpreted in many ways by different people. This time the style was far from glamping, but not in any less glamorous surroundings. Spitskoppe is a group of rocks in the middle of the desert. They stand out and you can…

Down into Sesriem Canyon

Namibia is a big country with a lot of natural beauty. Sesriem canyon is a relatively small canyon, compared to for example Fish River Canyon, yet it’s a beautiful place to stop on a roadtrip through Namibia. You might be on your way to the famous dunes in the Sossusvlei, but don’t just race past…

Boesman the bushman

I felt like cattle when we were urged to get into a 4×4. 25 people were standing in the back, holding on to a rail if they could. The ride into the desert was bumpy, at times hilarious, but mostly uncomfortable. When we finally arrived in the big patch of sand a desert guide called…