There are several islands in the Zanzibar Archipelago, the main island, commonly known as Zanzibar Island, is officially called Unguja, and it’s been inhabited for at least 20 000 years. We spent 6 nights on the island, taking in Stonetown, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site, then spending some time at beach resorts on both East and West coasts.
Sossusvlei has had a special place in my heart, ever since I first experienced it through the photography of the late Getaway Magazine photographer Patrick Wagner in the late 80’s. If ever there was a physical place in the world with a soul, Sossusvlei is one of them. And it’s a place I to which I keep on returning.
Southern Namibia is incredibly dry and the area around Luderitz is drier than most parts of the country. It’s an incredible experience to walk around a town that’s in the process of being reclaimed by the shifting desert sands of the Namib.
It’s been a long-standing aim to visit the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. The aim was to visit Augrabies Falls, driving from George via the gravel back roads of the Western and Northern Cape, before heading through Upington and on to the Kgalagadi. Augrabies was in full spate but our timing wasn’t so great for photography as the sun was directly ahead, I think late afternoon would be a much better time, next time then!