After Christmas many people start thinking about the holidays and trips they can take in the next year. I’m certainly looking forward to future adventures, and will be returning once again to tour Namibia at the end of March. Africa gets under your skin, seeps into your soul, and one trip is never enough! I … More The Magic of Namibia Photography Tour 2019
Namibia is having a huge tourist boom and having visited twice now it’s easy to see why. It’s a vast country but with a population of only 2.4 million people, making the roads almost empty. The tarmac roads are in great condition and stretch for endless miles, but with such a small population it’s easy … More Namibia 2018 – Landscapes and fascinating places
17 months in the planning and hundreds of hours and emails later, I took a group of 5 keen photographers around Namibia. Although it was primarily a landscape tour, there was plenty of wildlife too. Here is a selection of my favourite wildlife photos. First of all, one of the highlights of my trip – … More Namibia 2018 – Wildlife
Etosha was the most northerly stop on our trip before returning back down to Windhoek. I had pre-booked two early morning drives, and we had a great guide for both. On the first one we had a happy and informative guy, who immediately ‘got’ what we wanted to do (take the best possible photographs) and … More Namibia – Etosha.
A different landscape again became apparent as we approached Spitzkoppe. If you have been to Disneyland and seen the ‘boulders’ they have there on rides such as Thunder Mountain, I’ve now seen the real thing! Our lodge was brand new this year and consisted of individual semi-permanent buildings set amongst the boulders. Decorated absolutely beautifully, … More Namibia – Walvis Bay to Spitzkoppe
A long drive but through ever changing scenery and a stop to eat the ‘best apple pie in Namibia’. The roads were gravel, bumpy, deeply rutted, winding, and with so many dips it was like being on a roller coaster in parts. On these roads we always leave massive swirls of dust clouds in our … More Namibia – Sossusvlei to Walvis Bay
A journey of about 4.5 hours to another tented lodge via another gravel road that stretched on as far as the eye could see. By now we were getting used to the fact that there are hardly any cars on the roads in Namibia! On the way we drove past a young boy seemingly in … More Namibia – Kanaan to Sossusvlei
Our drive from Aus to Kanaan was estimated at only a couple of hours, so before we left we went in search of an abandoned old car that I’d read about. As we were in no rush we took the time to photograph the scenery and another wild horse who came right up to us. … More Namibia – Aus to Kanaan
After we left Kolmanskop our accommodation for the night was an hour’s drive away on a good tarmac road with hardly any traffic and a mountain range in front of us. I knew that we would be passing through an area where wild horses roam. There are various theories as to how they came to be there. One … More Namibia – Kolmanskop to Aus
Our second destination was a three hour drive away and was the deserted mining town of Kolmanskop. When I volunteered in Namibia in 2013 I met Gemma, who worked there, and we stayed in touch afterwards via Facebook. She took a road trip whilst there and when I saw her photos of Kolmanskop I knew … More Namibia – Keetmanshoop to Kolmanskop.