Cape Cross is a reserve for a huge colony of Cape fur seals. Around 80,000 live here in one place. Pups looking for their mother, that are being sucked, adult animals lying in the sun to dry, animals going into the water or just coming out again. It is a spectacle that will leave an indelible impression on you. Especially on your nostrils. Brandberg is the highest mountain massif of Namibia. On the mountain you can find more than 45,000 rock paintings in more than 1000 locations, among which the famous White Lady. The White Lady, the petroglyph that gave its name to this place, turns out not to be a Lady at all, but a shaman whose lower body is dyed white. He has long hair, so that the German researcher who discovered the drawings in 1918, thought it was a woman. Swakopmund lies on the sea, making the temperature pleasantly cool. Take a walk along the wide boulevards with palm trees and view the historic buildings. Make a township Tour to get acquainted with the Herero, a Damara medicine woman, a Damara Chief or taste traditional dishes such as the mopani worm. From Swakopmund you can participate in a Living Desert Tour looking for the small animals of the desert or drive the Welwitschia ride yourself and see the moon landscape or marvel at the Welwitschia Mirabilis. The Caprivi Strip is a long ‘saucepan’ permanently enclosed by a number of large rivers. Cruise over the Okavango River between Namibia and Angola or do a sundowner cruise on the Kwando while the guide tells you the story of the hippos. Visit the Mahango Game park with its many antelope species or the Mudumu Park. At Katima Mulilo take a mokoro over the Floodplains. In Damaraland you can search for the desert elephant. They have a longer trunk and legs. Nearby you will find the Organ pipes, hexagonal pillars in the colors orange, brown and yellow. At Twijfelfontein there are petroglyphs of the Bushmen. The drawings are carved in rock and not painted. And if you want to know more about the local tribes go to the Damara Living Museum. Take a look at the life of the Damara or enjoy their dances. In Walvis Bay you can do a boat excursion through the bay. The seals really come on board to beg for fish. You can pet them, but do not touch their whiskers because they are super sensitive. It is not for nothing called Walvis Bay and you can encounter whales and dolphins. With a bit of luck, they swim along with you. The San, or Bushmen as they prefer to be called themselves, belong to one of the oldest nature peoples on earth. We visited the Ju/’Hansi near Grootfontein. During a walk, the student medicine man talks about food, medicines and poisons. The larvae of a beetle have buried themselves in this shrub. These are used as poison on arrowheads for giraffes or antelopes. With two branches of the Mangetti tree fire is now being made. Some sand is put in between to cause friction. They call fire come fire come. Now constantly blowing softly until .. This is the game of the Monkey Orange. The Sossusvlei is probably the most famous and most photographed landmark in Namibia. The colors of the dunes constantly change through the position of the sun. The name Sossus comes from the Nama language and means ‘place where water meets’. The word ‘vlei’ is an Afrikaans word and means ‘lake’. The Dead Vlei is a dried up lake and offers an almost surreal spectacle of 7 to 900 year old dead acacia trees surrounded by a red band of dunes. Climb at least one dune for the experience and for the view. The thin sand and the thin edge on which you have to climb make it a strenuous activity. Dune 45 is not the highest, but very accessible. The Himba’s or Ovahimba in the plural can be found mainly in the northwest of Namibia. Here they still live in a traditional way. A guide can tell you everything and show you about their customs. Single men have a braided strand of hair backwards. Married men shave it and cover their hair. The girls have two braided strands forward. The women braid their hair in dreadlocks with ground ocher, butter and goat hair. The two ladies purify themselves here. Etosha the great white plain is the largest nature park in Namibia. Of the Big Five there are only no buffalo here. But the large numbers of leopards, lions, elephants and rhinos make up for this. There are many natural and landscaped watering places for wildlife where you can easily spot the animals. Sometimes they pass as a show and sometimes you have to be patient. If you have become enthusiastic after watching this video, subscribe to my channel to see more videos. On the YouTube homepage you’ll see under subscriptions, that new videos have been uploaded.
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