Category Archives: Namibia

Waterberg Plateau Park and Namibia Thoughts

Waterberg Plateau Park was the group’s last stop on the Namibia itinerary before returning to Windhoek. Waterberg is a sandstone mountain that rises over 600 feet from the surrounding plains and is Namibia’s only mountain game park. The area is

Okaukuejo and Namutoni Restcamps in Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park covers over 12,500 square miles and is an immense, saline desert. Some describe it as the best game reserve on the African continent and is a definite highlight of any trip to Namibia. The terrain ranges from

Rock Paintings at Brandberg Mountain and Twyfelfontein, Namibia

Leaving the adorable but stinky seals behind, the truck headed inland passing Brandberg Mountain, at 2,573m/8,441′ the highest point in Namibia, and entered the southern part of Damaraland. The name “Brandberg” is Afrikaans and German for Fire Mountain, which comes

Bustling Swakopmund and Cape Cross Seal Colony, Namibia

There was a possibility of an optional early morning balloon ride over the Namibian desert but we didn’t take advantage of it. Instead, the group headed out across the desert towards Swakopmund. Past the dune fields, into mountains, across the

Thre Three “S’s” – Solitaire, Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, Namibia

The very congenial group was off in our large but comfortable safari truck into the Namib Desert on small desert roads that connect all of rural Namibia. Windhoek is in a mountain valley and we had to climb out over

Windhoek, Namibia’s Capital

Whenever I tell anyone we’re flying to Asia or Africa, the first comment is always…”How can you stand flying so far? I would never do it.”… It is a very long and brutal trip but I’ve developed “travel amnesia” over