Namibia is an incredible country, rugged and rich in diversity, with wide-open, sweeping landscapes and stunning contrasts in terms of the changing tableaus of ecology, geology, geography and environmental habitats across the country.
We recently had a spectacular trip across the southern half of Namibia on the “Desert Express” with the Pangolin Photo Safari group, exploring the spectacular wilderness regions by train and coach.
We had opportunities of visiting the Fish river Canyon, the old mining town of Kolmanskop, Sossusvlei, Luderitz Bay, Swakopmund and Spitsberg mountain range.
The highlight for me was a dawn trip to Sossussvlei. Renowned for the largest sand dunes in the world, a visit to Sossusvlei at daybreak provides the best light, contrasts and shadow lines of the gigantic dunes. One of the most photographed landscapes in Namibia – the deadpan at Sossusvlei with blackened Camelthorn trees is set in the white clay floor surrounded by imposing orange-coloured dunes.