Here’s a more or less complete “gallery” for the early Namibia posts. It didn’t start out for viewing separately, but a bit of laziness on my part and this is what you get! The order of the pictures bears some resemblance to the order of when these pictures were taken.
Namibia, as I mentioned before is a vast country, grasslands, mountains and deserts are many; towns are few. Kind of an advantage when you think about it as a harried modern person, really. We spent (I think w/o digging out the scribbled, faded journal) 11 days there. We could have easily spent more time and, in fact Africa-In-Focus tours sometimes do offer tours that wind up to the skeleton-coast and take in a native village, I believe). Here’s a link to an Irish bloke’s AiF blog which started in Livingstone, Zambia where we will be headed in a few blog-posts time.
AiF (Africa in Focus the intrepid tour company of Benji, et al) offer variations on the Capetown to Nairobi trip and back, breaking it in the middle in the aforementioned Livingstone, eg. and stretching the tour out another 10 days or so.
You know what happens when you hit the first fast forward button on your DVD player? Things go by kind-of-recognizably but in a slight blur? I’d rather be blogging the pictures of Etosha, Chobe and the other great game parks we visited. You can see from the pics below that we stopped, visited and photographed:
Stop the presses! Further, late-breaking research shows that the birds identified with finchiness are in fact ploceidae (which even Wikipedia is forced to admit are “related to finches”). So, don’t blame the pictures if they are identified as “finches?” – even Charles Darwin didn’t know a finch when he saw it.
Click on the pictures to enlarge and use your browser’s back button to return “thumbnail” pictures. Sorry for the clunky interface – it wasn’t my idea.