The Namib Sand Sea

The Namib Sand Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the Namib Sand Sea World Heritage inscription: The Namib Sand Sea lies along the arid African coast of the South Atlantic lying wholly within Namibia’s Namib-Naukluft Park. It covers an area of 3,077,700 hectares, with an additional 899,500 hectares designated as a buffer zone. The Namib Sand Sea is a unique coastal fog desert …

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Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes

Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription: In the 1940s the Twyfelfontein land was granted on licence to a settler. At that time a few Damara people lived close to the spring in 32 huts. The land was transferred to communal use for Damara farmers in 1964 on the recommendation of the Odendaal Commission. But no farmers …

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Day 5, West Africa Cruise – Walvis Bay / Swakopmund

Latitude: 22° 40.6211′ S Longitude: 14° 31.4368′ E Day 5 brought the good ship Expedition to the port of Walvis Bay, Namibia. Walvis Bay is the most important port in all of Southwestern Africa. It not only is the primary port for Namibia, but also Botswana and parts of Angola, South Africa and Zambia. Formerly …

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Day 4, West Africa Cruise – Luderitz, Namibia

Latitude: 26° 38.4852′ S Longitude: 15° 09.2238′ E Today we made our first stop on the trip: Luderitz, Namibia. I had been looking forward to Luderitz for one reason: the Kolmanskopf Ghost Town. I had seen photos taken by other photographers that blew me away. Kolmanskopf is a German diamond mining town just outside of …

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Visions of Namibia

I visited Namibia for the first time in November 2013. What I experienced was far beyond my expectations. I found it to be a land of contradictions. It is a place where you can experience daily fog in the desert. Where you may have to wear a coat in the tropics. It has some of …

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