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Namibia

An independent state since 1990, this underrated country is bordered by 2000km of Atlantic coast and almost as much of arid lands inhabited by zebras, eland and kudu. Widescreen travel guaranteed.

In Namibia, everything is spectacular.
The range of landscapes never ceases to amaze, as we pass by everything from a lunar plain to red sand dunes, from savannah to mauve and blue mountains, from a dried-out river bed to a desert coast.
The tricks of light and the contrast between an exquisite range of colours – ochre, green, yellow, crimson – is fascinating.


Texte and photos Marie Le Fort

Inhabitants: 2, 1 millions
Surface: more of 825 000 km2
Country town: Windhoek
Official language: English

Namibia

Flying over the National Park of Namib Naukluft, we discover land that is dotted with marks. A unique phenomenon in the world, these Fairy Circle, dug up by insects according to scientists, are reminiscent of a leopard skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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During the rainy season, the oldest desert in the world is flecked with long almond green grass which covers the coral red earth: a sight of pure beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The immense plains of the NamibRand Reserve are home to several species of antelope (Kudu, Springbok, to name a few) as well as zebras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A postcard worthy of sight upon arrival at camp Wolvedans (the camp of dancing wolves): a cobalt blue sky, the summit of a brick red dune, tender green earth and a smattering of clouds that will not last long in the arid conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Passing spectacular landscapes in mind-blowing areas, a trip in a Jeep enables one to soak in a palette of greens and oranges that go together flawlessly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Namibian sunset that some may believe to be apocalyptic… but on site, this burnt orange is a vision of Eden!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The arid air cracks the scalding hot mud into long scales. When one walks by, they evoke the skin of an elephant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The red dunes of the Namibian desert seem to continuously shift: following the course of the sun, the ridge lines and barchans make up a varied landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At the heart of Dead Vlei (a long since dried-out lake), the trees blackened by the dryness defy time with their poetry, planted in the white crusty earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From reddening dunes to open plains, the NamibRand Reserve appears as a brick-coloured soil, softened by silvery green grass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Once the ground appears, as it does on this track, one becomes aware of the omnipresent red sand, and of the aridity of these diverse deserts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bathed in orange light, the tents of the luxury Lodge Wolvedans blend with the environment: built on stilts with tents, each unit provides a luxurious immersion into the great outdoors. www.wolwedans-namibia.com

Bathed in orange light, the tents of the luxury Lodge Wolvedans blend with the environment: built on stilts with tents, each unit provides a luxurious immersion into the great outdoors.

www.wolwedans-namibia.com

 

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