Monday, April 2, 2018

Namibia: March 2018

Our last weeks on the African continent were spent in Namibia. Desert landscapes like we've never seen before. Big spaces and even bigger skies. Here are some photos of places we visited -- all in the southern part of the country.

Arrival in Lüderitz
Kolmanskop -- once thriving during the diamond mining rush of the early 20th century, now a ghost town covered in sand

Railways built and never used

Desert house near on the road from Kolmanskop to Aus

Wild desert horses near Aus

World War I gun emplacement near Aus

Sunset atop boulders near Aus

At Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon, said to be the second largest canyon after the Grand Canyon in the US

Quiver trees

Overnight at Burgsdorf Guest house -- the rhinos were a surprise! were the cheetahs!

Lola enjoyed the playful kitties -- sisters raised from cubs by the rehabilitation program at Burgsdorf.

Oryx in the desert

Spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei

Jana on Dune 45

Sunset on Dune 45: a perfect wedding photo op!

Jackal near Diaz Point, near Lüderitz 
Diaz Point Lighthouse, near Lüderitz