"Sossus Vlei" National Park
Strange views of a strange place. Wrecked trees, glittering sun. Always dazzled by the light, the colours and this weird area. The heat is unbelievable, impossible to walk barefoot but the landscapes are so appealing and the colours so various that you don't leave before they close the doors.
Etosha Park and Games
Perhaps the most disappointing spot in Namibia. In fact, the rain had filled up the natural water points then the games could live quietly in their usual environment and avoid the tourists. So, no elephants, no lions, a very few girafs and zebras. However, the weather changes are unpredictable and allow surprising skies.
Cape Cross, salt mines and seals
Situated in the north west of the country, Cape Cross is one of the most historical place of Namibia. The chilly wind and the iced waves contrast with the heat of the inlands. One of the biggest seals colony populate the beach, those sympathetic and friendly animals live there in an absolute quietness exept when the uninvited tourists invade the neighbourhood.
The salt mines also form an amazing landscape.
Toward the North
These pictures have been taken along the road, randomly, sometimes through the window of the jeep. they show the astonishing variety of the landscapes of Namibia.
Sunsets in Namibia
Walvys Bay, Swakopmund and others views
In this sparsely populated country, visiting the Himbas is the unexpected, ultimate and unavoidable experience. The first thing to do is finding a guide who speaks Himba's language, if not they won't welcome you so warmly. Thus they chat whith you, they share their hut, they explain their way of life often unbelievable for a "modern" person. Buy them a handcrafted wristlet or offer them a full bag of flour and you will satisfy them. It is so easy and simple.
Kunene River Cruise and Falls
The Kunene River is the natural border between Namibia and Angola. Especially known by its falls.
Sesriem after the storm
We were just perfectly settled in our campsite hoping to appreciate a sublime sunset behind the dunes of Sossusvlei, suddenly the sky became grey, a small bruine started to fall, the thunder began to roar, the sky darkened and the rain began to fall, not drops of rain but buckets of water for about twenty minutes. After, when the sun reappeared, glittering through the remains of black clouds, a strange light wrapped the trees and covered the sandy ground, shaping strange shadows around the withered roots. And... ultimately a rainbow after this climatic nightmare.
Where the light is...