First time Namibia, a self-drive safari in this east-african country.
Luanda (Angola) stopover for 1 hour.
for us it is seven o'clock but because of the time difference it is six o'clock here.
Flying over Ethosha National Park. Later we will actually be driving on the road you see below!
Arriving in Windhoek !
Londiningi Guest House
Firefinch, Red-billed (M)
Cordon-bleu, Blue-breasted (F)
Our first stop, 55 kms out of Windhoek
Not yet used to the fact you can simply park on the road because there simply aren't other cars...
A perfectly clean car .... is this going to change?
Ant, Karoo Balbyter Sugar
Which is older the monument or the sign?
Sparrow, Southern Grey-headed
Baboon, North-western Chacma
Bushman Poison, Adenium boehmianum
Devil's thorn (Tribulus)
Always drive carefully, you never know what crosses (Gemsbok).
Photographing Devil's thorn
Bosua Pass, a really beautiful road!
Lizard, Western Sand
I can't say what i love about this photo but ...
How often will I see Joni like this during this trip?
The C28 (a main road!)
Entering Namib-Naukluft Park
Sandgrouse, Namaqua (M)
Grant from Living Desert Adventures searching for wildlife
Douglas explaining the foodchain in the Namib Desert. Desert muesli is where it all starts
Dollar bush (Tetraena stapfii) endemic to the Namib desert.
Gecko, Namib Sand
Beetle, Larger Desertcoast Spider
Taking pictures of the namaqua chameleon
Desert Breeze Lodge, seen from the Namib Desert
Skink, Fitzsimon’s Burrowing
On our way to Terrace Bay
Beaches at the South Atlantic Ocean with a fisherman here and there.
Some kind of Sea Anemone
Allways looking for small creatures or interesting plants...
or sea shells ....
The Zeila Shipwreck (stranded on 25 August 2008)
View of Henties Bay
The Gallows of Henties Bay, put up in 1978 as a ‘friendly but firm’ warning to keep the town and beach clean – or else!
On our way to the Dead Sea - something for the adventurous spirit the guidebook says
We find interesting rocks
that look a bit transparant and rose
Drosanthemum luderitzii (left), Brownanthus arenosus (top) and Tetraena clavata (right)
Namib Sun lichen (Caloplaca)
You can just see the ocean!
Rock of Mica
Excavation of Mica
Strathmore South “Dead Sea”
The sign we missed, now we know why it took so long to reach our destination!
Seal, Brown fur
The walls and even the ceilings are covered in messages from guests.
Not sure what i'm doing here... waking up? But the view is fantastic.
Walking back from the restaurant. Our cabin is the one the left (with our car).
Crow, Pied & Jackal, Black-backed
Black-backed Jackal & Pied Crow
The rugged coast at Terrace bay
Brownstem Honeythorn (Lycium cinereum)
Pool of water from the Uniab River
Grader, wish we had seen some in Etosha!
Dunes marching across the road.
Beetle, Brown-backed Namib
Welwitschia mirabilis (female plant)
Welwitschia mirabilis (male plant)
Lizard, Plain Sand
Our guide during the walk.
Etendeka Mountain Camp
Beetle, Tar Darkling
Finch, Red-headed (F)
Finch, Red-headed (M)