Have you ever felt connected to something that you've never touched, or fallen in love with a place you've never been to? Years ago I saw a friends photos online, which began a distant love affair. I could barely locate this country on the map, and somehow I was so drawn to its vast emptiness. Two years ago I finally stepped foot into that country, but only for a brief two days spent primarily at a hotel far removed from the true beauty that exists throughout. Since my initial trip I have had a longing to return to this land and explore it further - so in April this year I did just that spending 20 unforgettable days in Namibia.
Namibia is a truly special place, home to unique cultures, landscapes and wildlife.
- the Kalahari Desert
- the Namib Desert
- the San people of southern Africa (believed to be 1 or 14 ancestral groups from which modern man descended)
- Worlds largest underground lake (non-glacial)
- One of the least desenly populated countries, averaging 2.9 people/square km
- Fish River Canyon (2nd biggest canyon in the world)
- 100,000 Cape Fur Seals at Cape Cross
With a 20 day itinerary, I had to balance both distance and the various features I wanted to visit. I rented a 4x4 truck with an enlarged fuel tank which enabled me to drive further into void, without the need to refuel. The truck came equipped with a built in tent, cooking supplies, water tank, so I could be fully self-sufficient wherever I ended up.
I will be posting on each area that I visited. Here is an updated map of where I travelled, diverging slightly from my initial planned route. Stay tuned.