July-August 2009, winter in the southern emisphere.
20 days driving some 3500 km on dirt roads and camping on a Nissan doublecab pick-up truck with 2 rooftop tents.
Pretty cold at night, reaching 2-3 °C, but perfect during the day.
The itinerary: Windhoek, Waterberg Plateau National Park, Etosha National Park (in from the east – out west), Skeleton Coast NP, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Bloedkoppie and Sossusvlei (in the Namib-Naukluft NP), Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park, Rostock, Windhoek.
When driving in Namibia you are better off if you do not pass 60 Km/h: you should have enough time to stop abruptly if you spot a half meter deep pothole in front of you (go faster, and you sure flip your car over). But you also have to match this need with the ideal speed not to feel and hear the washbord drone all the time: such speed is usually around 65-70 Km/h, so … good luck
Friendly people, and unforgettable food (sorry vegetarian friends, I am talking springbok, antelope, kudu, and orix steaks!).
The nature is just superb and magic: this is the Africa that will never leave me.
I want to show you some 60 shots of this beautiful land. So, in order to simplify your vision I will publish 3 galleries of around 20 shots each: here comes the first one.
Etosha National Park
Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund, Bloedkoppie, Rostock Ritz
Namib-Naukluft National Park