Namibia- Himbas, Cheetahs & HEAT

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Rate our ReviewsIt was midday, in the middle of nowhere specific, Northern Namibia.  The temperature had reached the level that makes all living things halt physical activity to preserve energy.  This silence bestowed the auditory illusion that heat can be heard.  I felt like my skin was going to melt off.  And silly me, since […]

In Pursuit of the Iconic Animals of Africa…. Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Rate our ReviewsI would venture that most foreign visitors to sub-Saharan Africa have wildlife viewing as a high priority, and I was no exception.  I was hoping to see some of the icons of Africa, the living symbols of the continent, like lions, rhinos, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, and whatever else serendipity could throw my way.  […]

Swakopmund, Namibia Sand, Seals, and a Breathtaking Freefall

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Rate our ReviewsBefore visiting, when I pictured Namibia, I thought of game parks, indigenous tribes, and uninhabited desert as far as the eye can see.  You can find plenty of that, don’t get me wrong, but what I never expected was a photogenic, colonial town full of adventure activities and German culture.  This was Swakopmund, […]

An Ode to the Breathtaking Sossusvlei Desert of Namibia

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Rate our ReviewsFive thirty a.m.  The first glow of warmth was just starting to color the sky above the dunes.  The truck pulled up to a nondescript dune in the middle of the predawn desert and we were instructed to run if we wanted to see sunrise from the top.  It felt like running through […]