The Namib Desert
The pink, black, brown, purple and green Namib desert

Namibia. A stunning, stark, visceral, hauntingly beautiful country that must be seen in person. You have to experience it.  Pictures and video's do not do justice to this place.  If you're a Star War's fan, you'll swear, at least to yourself, that the scenes from Tatooine were filmed here.

Luderitz, Namibia
Luderitz, Namibia

The people are sweet and project a genuine innocence to outsiders. It's a safe place to visit. Namibian's go out of their way to help strangers.

The Fish River Canyon, Namibia
The Fish River Canyon

Formerly part of South Africa known previously as Southwest Africa, it's the home of a former German colony. In the early 1900's it was called German Southwest Africa. That's why you'll find German and Afrikaan's (a Cape Dutch descendant dialect) spoken widely here. Yet English is one of the official languages.

Luderitz, Namibia
Luderitz

The allies kicked the German's out during WW II. There was even a concentration camp in the middle of the desert — down the road a piece from Luderitz. The German's ran concentration camps in this country during the late 1800's jailing native insurrection leaders up through WW II.

Namibia is so untrampled and remote, there's only 2 inhabitants per square kilometer throughout the country.

Zebra's in the desert
Look closely for the Zebra's in the desert.

Hopefully, these pictures will give you some idea about the environs. But I have almost no pix of the people (:<). We need to return next year to spend a month wandering through the country.

Telephone poles in the desert, near Luderitz, Namibia
Telephone poles in the desert, near Luderitz, Namibia

Here's a tip for future travelers: sign up for a 6-day surf the dunes with a 4X4 adventure! It's on our list for next year!  Check out South African Country Life magazine for tips.  Or Google search 4X4 adventures in Namibia.

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