Namibia Gallery 2008

All Photos Copyright © 2008 Henning Umland

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In October 2008 I attended a bus tour through Namibia. Namibia is one of the more advanced African countries. There is a remarkably good infrastructure, and travelling is relatively (!) safe. The country not only offers breathtaking landscapes (mostly desert and savanna) and a diverse wildlife, it is also a treasure trove of African and European culture and history. Apart from many other impressions, I was amazed to find so many traces of German influence more than 90 years after Germany lost her colony "Deutsch-Südwest Afrika" during WW I. Many towns, villages, and streets still bear their old German names, and there are countless well-preserved buildings and monuments from the colonial era throughout the country. Even the German language is still wide-spread, and there is a good chance you can order your Bockwurst and Windhoek Lager (excellent!) in German. After this experience, I was not surprized to learn that the Namibians still brew their beer according to the German Purity Law of 1516.


Horseman

German Horseman Monument, Windhoek

This monument has been relocated in the meantime.



Railway Station

Historic German Railway Station, Windhoek



Kalahari

Kalahari at Sunset



Quiver Trees

Quiver Trees, near Keetmannshoop



Rocks

Rocks and Dry River Bed, Late Afternoon, near Fish River Canyon Village



Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon



Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon



Wild Horses

Wild Horses near Route B4 (between Aus and Lüderitz)



Lüderitz

Lüderitz seen from Shark Island



Goerke-Haus

Goerke House, Lüderitz



Felsenkirche

Felsenkirche, Lüderitz



Lighthouse

Lighthouse, Diaz Point, Lüderitz



Boat Wreck

Boat Wreck, Lüderitz Bay



Ghost Town

Kolmannskop Mining Ghost Town near Lüderitz



Hospital

Former Hospital, Kolmannskop Mining Ghost Town



Ruin

Ruin, Kolmannskop Mining Ghost Town



Dune

Dune and Fog, Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park



Dunes

Clay Sediments and Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park



Dunes

Shrub and Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park



Dunes

Trees and Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park



Dunes

Namib Desert (Aerial Photo)



Gondwana Namib Park

Landscape, Late Afternoon, Gondwana Namib Park



Red Rocks

Red Rocks, Early Morning, Gondwana Namib Park



Morning Sky

Morning Sky with Clouds, Gondwana Namib Park



Kuiseb Canyon

Kuiseb Canyon



Kuiseb Canyon 2

Kuiseb Canyon (Aerial Photo)



Welwitschia

Welwitschia Mirabilis, Welwitschia Plains



Moonscape

Moonscape



Pelicans

Pelicans, Walvis Bay



Swakopmund

Antonius Building, Swakopmund



Swakopmund Church

German Evangelical Church, Swakopmund



Railway Station

Historic German Railway Station, Swakopmund



Brandberg

Brandberg



Twyfelfontein

Landscape near Twyfelfontein



Termite Mound

Termite Mound



Vingerklip

Vingerklip



Surroundings of Vingerklip

Surroundings of Vingerklip



Elephants

Approaching Elephants, Etosha National Park



Etosha Pan

Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park



Lions

Lions, Etosha National Park



Zebras

Zebras, Etosha National Park



German Bakery

Carstensen's German Bakery & Cafe, Otjiwarongo



Rhinoceros

Rhinos, Okapuka Ranch



Crocodile

Dozing Crocodile, Okapuka Ranch



Warthog

Warthog, Okapuka Ranch



Okapuka

Last Morning, Okapuka Ranch



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