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Posts with tag Kaokoland

Leisure Wheels Magazine – January 2014 – Namibia’s Kunene Conservancies

Another article of mine on Namibia's Kunene conservancies in the far north-west of this beautiful country. If there is one landscape that is truly unique to Namibia, then it's Kunene. It's a photographer's paradise, and immensely rewarding for visitors who not only want to camp but also want to stay in some of the best lodges. Read my indepth multi-page travel feature in Leisure Wheels magazine - it's 30 MB to download, but it's
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Getaway Magazine – December 2013 – Namibia’s Kunene Region

Ten years ago during some rather drab emotional times, while I was sitting in a suit and tie in an office in Joburg, I would spend hours daydreaming about wilderness areas of Africa. I'd never been to Namibia's northwest, but for some reason, images of elephants walking across vast desert landscapes would pop into my head while I was in the middle of supposedly important business meetings. I've since read a lot about the impact of our wild ancestry and its effect on modern day people...and I'm
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News24 – June 2013 – Kaokoland in Namibia’s northwest

The wildest part of Namibia is in the far northwest, in a region formely known as Kaokoland, but now known as Kunene region. On the border of Angola, this is one of the least inhabited places on Earth, while desert elephants can be spotted roaming along ephemeral rivers that cut a tortuous course through the rocky desert mountains. Read my article online here.

Safari Interactive – May 2013 – Kaokoland Aerial Photos, Namibia

Safari Interactive, the sister magazine of Africa Geographic, published my aerial photos of Kaokoland and Damaraland on their blog...have a squiz at them by clicking here...

Epic wilderness of Serra Cafema

Some names are synonymous with adventure and wilderness: Mana Pools...Etosha...Richtersveld...Okavango.

Then there's the name Kaokoland. And the words Serra Cafema. The mention of these words confirms for me how much I love my work, how much I love Africa and its natural wonders, and what a privilege it is to travel to these places. When I hear names like these, I feel like I've been transported into an epic dream of fantastical proportions. Except these places are very real, better than any
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Aerial photos of Kaokoland, northwest Namibia

The northwest of Namibia - known today as Kunene Region, but formerly as Kaokoland and Damaraland - is one of the most untouched stretches of land in Southern Africa. About 70 000 people live in an area twice the size of Belgium, and you must have a fully-equipped 4x4 if you're going to explore anywhere off the main gravel road that runs north to south, from Palmwag to Epupa.

It's a place that must seen at least once in your life. Unlike the south of the Namib desert, which is characterised
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