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Namibia, Africa

We visited Namibia in August of 2021 for a period of almost 3 weeks. We traveled close to 5000 miles around the country, visiting Keetmanshop (Quiver Trees), Kolmanskop (0ld diamond mine ghost town), Sossusvlei / Deadvlei (Dead Trees and Sand Dunes), Walvis Bay (Flamingos), Etosha National Park (Safaris), The Himba Tribe, and the Sans Tribe. We also spent a couple of days on safari in South Africa’s Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park on the border of Namibia and South Africa.

Overview

Namibia is a large country (about 20% larger than our state of Texas). It provides a variety of types of photography from wildlife and safaris, to landscapes, to architecture of ghost towns, to flora such as desert plants and very unique trees. The predominant language is English, and the roads are straight forward. Driving is on the right side of the road (opposite of the USA). Potential photography locations are spread apart and require significant driving. Although many roads are tarred, many are not. Namibia is largely desert. It is extremely dry and dusty. For some locations, a 4WD is required to drive in deep sand (e.g., Deadvlei, Sans Tribe). 

Internet is scarce as is cell reception. Accommodations are primarily in bush lodges. 

When to go?

Our summer (July /August), and their winter offers the driest and coolest time to visit. 

What to see?

Sand dunes

Quiver Trees

Flamingos

Safari / Wildlife

Ghost Town

Native tribes 

Gear?

Clothing?

Wildlife?

Misc Tips?