Entries from 'Africa'

Kolmanskop ghost town



// Nikon D7200 | -26.63438 : 15.09162 | alt. 1m

We didn’t wake up early since the ghost town of Luderitz doesn’t open before 10:30 today. That gives us time for a good breakfast in Luderitz, figure out the plan for today, and do the traditional wifi checkup.

A little word about the ghost town. From many websites, it looks like an abandoned town, which it is in fact, but since it’s such a beautiful place, and foreigners love to take pictures of it, they turned it into a business machine : you need to get a permit to get in, giving access from 10:30 to 1pm for 8usd. That’s it, if you wanna take pictures of this place at sunrise or sunset, you have to pay an extra 22usd per person……… yup. Really sad.
We went for a few hours only, and needless to say this place really is stunning. The outside is boring as hell, but the beauty lies inside the buildings, where the sand is filling up rooms painted in various colours. A classic “nature reclaiming civilisation” spot, always a beautiful subject for photographers.

Once 1pm, we were looking for something to do, and after all these days in the desert, covered with dust, we went to Agathe beach, a few kms north of Luderitz. Nice sandy beach, no jellyfish, some seals playing in the waves, and us playing catch with a tennis ball. A refreshing moment more than welcome after all this sand !

On the way back, “quick” stop in Luderitz at the pub. Showers available inside, cheap beers….. we spent a long evening there, having fun with a group of german girls at our table. This pub could be the main attraction in town 😀

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Quiver tree forest

  // Nikon D7200 | -26.63438 : 15.09162 | alt. 1m Once in Keetmanshoop, there is not much to see, and one of the very few things to do is visiting the Quiver tree forest and giants playground. They both are located within the same park, and the biggest surprise was at the reception : a…

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Fish river canyon

  // Nikon D7200 | -27.61945: 17.71424 | alt. 693m Mike was welcomed by a massive thunderstorm for his first day in Namibia 🙂 Something we hope won’t happen many times, the volume of water falling down is really impressive and it floods many roads in no time. As long as we don’t have the van, it’s…

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first sand dunes – road to Windhoek

  // Nikon D7200 | -22.55395 : 17.09322 | alt. 1650m Yesterday was pretty tough. I walked to the other side of the city (1 hour walk under the sun) to meet my agent. She’s gonna deal with all the paperwork on the Namibian side to clear my vehicle. On the way, I met a homeless…

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Walvis Bay

  // Nikon D7200 | -22.98041 : 14.48698 | alt. 14m We start this flight with a mistake from Emirates, saying I should claim my bag in Joburg, and go through immigration. That’s a surprise, as long as you make internationnal connections, you should never go to customs. (but happened once in Germany ). So went…

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mr Fox delivery

  // Nikon D7200 | 51.4419 : 0.7585 | alt. 10m Such a long way……. north, to start a trip in Africa from the south tip :p I’m glad I had friends on the way to make a few stops and to share a few drinks. A big THANK YOU to Sylvain and Mathias 🙂…

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