The Baobab Tree “Tree of Life”

During tribal wars in the 19th century, the headman of the Ombalantu people decided that a hole should be cut into the top of the tree and hollowed out so that women and children could hide inside, whenever the village was attacked. It is said that about 45 people could fit into that space. ItContinue reading “The Baobab Tree “Tree of Life””

Sossusvlei, a Large Ephemeral Pan

Sossusvlei, a large ephemeral pan, is set amid red sand dunes that tower up to 325m above the valley floor. It rarely contains any water, but when the Tsauchab River has gathered enough volume and momentum to push beyond the thirsty plains to the sand sea, it’s completely transformed. The normally cracked dry mud givesContinue reading “Sossusvlei, a Large Ephemeral Pan”

Famous Spitzkoppe mountain range

It did not take me long to get inspired for this introduction back into the wild. I went through my phones photo gallery and had a glorious run down memory lane…. We in Namibia are in the privileged position to start venturing back into the bush veld. As for our neighbours and the overseas campContinue reading “Famous Spitzkoppe mountain range”

The mysterious lone men of Kaokoland

Namibia’s far north-western reaches have always held mysteries and marvels. A new mystery has recently emerged, leaving all spectators intrigued – and curious. As one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Africa, it attracts hard-core travellers and explorers. It appeals to those who have already travelled the main tarmac arteries through the country andContinue reading “The mysterious lone men of Kaokoland”