Western South Africa & Namibia 23 Oct. - 15 Nov. 2003
John van der Woude www.jvanderw.nl - report
|Photos part 2. Namibia (South
|Ai-Ais reedbeds in canyon, view from campsite.
|Ai-Ais campsite. Freckled Nightjar was sitting on the
ground here in the evening, well lit by the lanterns.
|Lone tree with Sociable Weaver nest, somewhere
between Ai-Ais and Walvis Bay.
|The weaver nest of the former photo, seen from below.
|In the valley from Sesriem to Sossusvlei, in the
Namib-Naukluft national park. The trees at the border of
the dune are about 6 meter tall. Well before this point,
with more vegetation, we had both Rüppell's Korhaan (Bustard)
and Burchell's Courser.
|The famous Sossusvlei in Namib-Naukluft NP. Very few
birds of course (a Lanner yes) but some interesting
insects. The dots on top of the dune are people doing the
|Example of an unsurfaced road: broad and rather solid
and well maintained. Even with a 2WD car speeds of 90 km/h
are not unusual.
|The extremely wild topography in the Kuiseb pass zone
before the 150 km long descent to Walvis Bay.
|The Rooibank site for the endemic Dune Lark, at 30
minutes from Walvis Bay. See report for more details.The
lark especially liked to walk on the slopes of such small
dunes, and sometimes from one dune to the other.
|Flamingoes at Walvis Bay, along the road going South
out of town. Both Greater and Lesser are present here.
|An example of the famous Welwitschia plant in the
desert near Swakopmund.