News24 – March 2014 – Ai-Ais National Park, Namibia

During the Second World War, when South Africa’s armed forces took over South-West Africa, two German geologists and their loyal dog escaped internment by hiding in the desert for two years. Despite the inevitable hardships, Henno Martin, Hermann Korn and their hound Otto found solace and meaning, far away from the cities and madness of war. Martin’s book “The Sheltering Desert” is one of the all-time survival classics, and must-read for nature lovers and visitors to Namibia. Their story epitomizes the natural attraction of desert life, and I kept thinking of their adventures while spending two weeks in the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in the south of Namibia. Read the article online here.

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