I led another enjoyable photography tour of Namibia at the end of March. I had 7 guests and they were a great group of people. I hired two 4x4s, and took a couple of walkie talkies so that we could communicate with each other when driving. There was great banter and teasing between the occupants of the two cars which led to much laughter along the way 🙂 The weather was so much hotter than when I was there last September when we all froze for the first week due to a rare cold weather front up from the Cape. This time I ensured high temperatures by packing a hot water bottle, warm hat & gloves and a couple of fleeces and padded jacket!
I didn’t think I’d take many photos as this was my third trip to the same locations, but of course I couldn’t resist. Here’s a selection:
We were lucky enough to see some desert horses not too far from the road as we drove along. They are surprisingly friendly but probably desperate for food and water; it’s hard to understand just how they can survive out here.
We drove nearly 3000km over two weeks, much of it on virtually empty gravel roads.
We did have a tyre blow out on one of these roads, but with help from one of my lovely guests, we had it changed and back on our way within a very short space of time. Thanks Doug!
There was exciting wildlife to be seen on our journey, and at one of our destinations we were taken out for a couple of drives into 33,000 hectares of unspoilt nature. Contrasting landscapes are never-ending, with rippled sand dunes glowing in the magical light of sunrise and sunset, mountains perfectly framing breathtaking views, rocky outcrops studded with quiver trees and stunning savannah and desert vistas.
Dead trees are always a firm favourite of mine to photograph.
Away from our inland destinations, and we stopped for two nights at the coast where we enjoyed a harbour cruise and sand dunes experience.
Part 2 to follow soon………
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