Category Archives: Namibie

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Souvenir 003: Traditionally dressed dolls, cloth – Damaraland, Khorixas, Namibia 2015

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When i travelled through southern Africa in the summer of 2015, I drove through an area in northern Namibia named Damaraland, where the Herero tribe lived. On the road I met some Herero men, and saw that the donkey cart … Continue reading

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13. Caprivi Strip: Bagani, Bwabwata National Park, Okavango River Cruise

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After a good night sleep I woke up in my cabin in Bagani… Bagani Breakfast was in a bar on the shore of the Okavango River and I spotted some hippos … After breakfast we entered our truck and drove … Continue reading

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12. Journey through the Kavango region

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After having left Etosha, the truck drove east and then south east towards the mining town of Tsumeb to do some groceries and to tighten the spare wheel with a hydraulic screwdriver to the truck. Tsumeb Tsumeb (Otjiherero name: Okavisume) … Continue reading

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11f. Etosha National Park (Day 3 of 3) An uneasy adventure…

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This was the last day in Etosha and after an early morning safari through the park, there was a very long drive a head through the Kavango region to Namibias northern border with Angola towards the Caprivi corridor about which … Continue reading

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11e. Etosha National Park (Day 2 of 3) The pan

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The dry Etosha pan is a 60 by 120 kilometer dry salt lake and if you proceed far enough from the edge, you can’t see anything but a flat white floor. This is probably the most end of the world … Continue reading

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11d. Etosha National Park (Day 2 of 3) Noon

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The morning had been fine and then there was the awesome time I spend at the waterhole but still the day was only half way… I’m not gonna write too much on this blogpost, this one is about the pictures … Continue reading

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11c. Etosha National Park (Day 2 of 3) Life at the waterhole…

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Around the great salt pan of Etosha, at it’s edges, there are several natural and man made waterholes, frequently visited by the thirsty animals. When the Wandelgek arrived at a waterhole at high noon, lots of animals were either near … Continue reading

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11b. Etosha National Park (Day 2 of 3 Dawn)

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Halali Etosha Waterholes Greater Kudu The greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and southern Africa. Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas, due to a declining habitat, deforestation and poaching. … Continue reading

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11a. Etosha National Park (Day 1 of 3)

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Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on March 22, 1907 in Ordinance 88 by the Governor of German South West Africa, Dr. Friedrich von Lindequist. It was designated as … Continue reading

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10. The Himba tribe

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After an early breakfast in Kamanjab, The Wandelgek travelled east towards Outjo, but before arriving there he visited a traditional Himba village at Little Himba near Otjitambi. Himba people The Himba (singular: OmuHimba, plural: OvaHimba) are indigenous peoples with an … Continue reading