Monday, January 21, 2013

24 Stunning Photos from Around Southern Africa

24 Stunning Photos from My Trip Around Southern Africa

By Nomadic Matt | Published January 14th, 2013
My recent trip through the southern portion of Africa with G Adventures was simply mind blowing. My tour group was fun, the guides super fun and knowledgeable, and the land itself…well, more beautiful than words can ever describe. Plus, all the locals (except for the guy who duplicated my credit card and went on a shopping spree in multiple countries) were as warm as people had said they would be.
Africa is God’s zoo. Watching the animals so close in their natural habitat makes you realize how raw life and nature really are and how insulated from it we are in our modern lives. My appreciation and reverence for nature drastically increased because of this trip. And while I already spoke about how Africa changed me, I think it’s time to let nature do the talking. Here are 24 stunning photos from my trip through Africa:
Sunset at Fish River Canyon National Park, NamibiaSunset at Fish River Canyon National Park, Namibia
A lone tree in the savannah in Namibia
A lone tree in the savannah in Namibia
A lion cub in Namibia
A lion cub in Namibia
Hippopotamus peaking out of the water in Botswana
Hippopotamus peaking out of the water in Botswana
Playing with perspective with my tour group in Deadvlei, Nambibia
Playing with perspective with members of my tour group in Deadvlei, Namibia
The moon from the Namibian desert. Amazing how clear the sky is at 9 am!
The moon from the Namibian desert. Amazing how clear the sky is at 9 am!
Rock paintings in namibia
Rock paintings in Namibia
Sunset in Etosha National Park, Namibia
Sunset in Etosha National Park, Namibia
A wise bushwoman from Namibia
A wise bushwoman from Namibia. She taught me a lot about the uses of native plants.
A lone zebra on the savannah
A lone zebra on the savannah
An elephant in the Chobe River, Botswana
An elephant in the Chobe River, Botswana
An elephant, hippo, and water buffalo in Chobe River
An elephant, hippo, and water buffalo in Chobe River
Deadvlei, Namibia
Deadvlei, Namibia.
A bushwoman and child in Botswana
A bushwoman and child in Botswana
An elephant in Namibia
An elephant in Namibia
The famous Dune 45 in Namibia
The famous Dune 45 in Namibia
A giraffe posing for the camera
A giraffe posing for the camera
Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side
Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side
A lizard in the desert
A lizard in the desert
A sleep tiger cub in Namibia
A sleep lion cub in Namibia
A herd of zebra at the watering hole
A herd of zebra at the watering hole
sunset in namibia somewhere
Sunset in the bush
The red dunes of Deadvlei, Namibia
The red dunes of Deadvlei, Namibia
The Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana
The Okavango Delta in Botswana
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
This is just a small sample of the photos I took. I took so many photos in Africa that I’ll be doing one more photo post next week. There’s just too many good ones to share. Something tells me you probably won’t mind though.