Africa

Swakopmund, Namibia — Where the Desert Meets the Sea

-+*A seven hour drive takes us to Brandberg, the site of famous bushmen rock paintings dating back between two and five thousand years. Today’s lecture is on landscape photography, appropriate as we move into the ever-changing desert landscapes that Namibia has to offer. The scenery has changed dramatically, from the...

Waterhole Vigil in Etosha, Namibia

-+*A short morning’s drive takes us in Namibia (free visa), with a stop at a local clinic to pick up some malaria medication for Ebron. We camp at Ngepi, a quirky, beautiful campsite along the panhandle of the Okavango. It’s strangely known for its unique toilets and showers, each with...

Luangwa, Zambia and the Leopard That Coulda Been…

-+*With little fanfare, we cross the border into Zambia (and another USD 50 visa). Days of inactivity have rendered us largely lethargic, and we wearily listen to George’s valiant attempt at a workshop on fill-in flash and color temperatures. We drive by red brick huts with thatched roofs leading to...

Where The Malawi Are We?

-+*We spend parts of the next three days driving through the Tanzanian countryside on our way to Malawi. Vendors dash after every slowing bus, eager to sell fruit, cashews and other snacks to bored passengers. The cheery sound of children calling and waving to the truck never gets old. We...