In 1487 Bartolomew Diaz landed in Luderitz Bay and erected a Padrao near the harbour , one of many that he erected to mark his journey around the coast of Africa. The Germans had colonized what was to become German South West Africa and the town of Luderitz was formed in 1883.
Kolmanskop is named after Johnny Coleman who was a transport rider and stopped over at this point. The site was part of the diamond mining enterprise stated in 1908 after Zacharias Lewals found a diamond whilst working in the area. German miners began the settlement...
[caption id="attachment_16090" align="aligncenter" width="302"] The Karakal Monument[/caption]
Keetmanshoop is a major junction town on the road between Upoington and Windhoek and connecting roads to the east and west. The town named after Johann Keetman (benefactor of the town)was an important centre when Namibia (formerly German South West Africa) was a colony of Imperial Germay. The German architectural influence is noticable in the town and old Imperial Monuments can be seen in the town centre.
Moremi and the Kwai Concession are on the northern regions of the Delta. Moreme is a national game park, whilst the Kwai Conceesion is a community controlled area, where operators are allowed to establish eco friendly establishments, with strict compliance requirements. This album has images from Moremi, the Concession and Sango Lodge within the concession area.
[caption id="attachment_15957" align="aligncenter" width="549"] Amid the arid landscapes are the welcome pans that provide water for these elephant[/caption]
Botswana is a vast country with a huge diversity of habitat, flora , and fauna. This album has images of a flight from the busy Maun airport, to Kasane via Savuti and the Kwai Concession.
Chobe National Park in northern Botswana is a must see for any visitors to Southern Africa. The Chobe National Park is on the South Bank of the Chobe and bordering Namibia, and forms the northern part of the extensive wetland area of the Okavongo.