Namibia Safari

Only three days in to our visit to this country on the other side of South Africa we are smitten. The boys know the difference between a leopard and a cheetah, are rethinking whether – instead of an elephant  – they might opt for a giraffe for a pet  and finding the wide open spaces they’ve been craving for months.

At Okonjima Lodge, Ish has found a new favourite animal in the leopard and a great custom in the safari sundowner.

And me? I’m content to be leaning back into the comfort of a safari wagon, camera at the ready, continuously amazed that we share this planet with this kind of beauty.

warthog

Pumba

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on the move

on the move

sundowner

sundowners with our incredible guide Jonas

Sunset

Incredible end to incredible day

 

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Kathy Buckworth December 20, 2011, 9:22 AM

Well I guess the zoo is going to seem pretty boring to you all now. Awesome shots Heather.  Too bad it looks so cold there.  

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Kathy Buckworth December 20, 2011, 9:22 AM

Well I guess the zoo is going to seem pretty boring to you all now. Awesome shots Heather.  Too bad it looks so cold there.  

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Jen Maier, urbanmoms December 20, 2011, 1:11 PM

Truly amazing! I remember my sister saying that her time in the Namib desert was a highlight on her trip to Africa. Enjoy every moment. And post as much as you can. Living vicariously!

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Maija @ Maija's Mommy Moments December 20, 2011, 3:15 PM

You were right! I am green with envy :)  Love the Sunset photo…

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Jack Hammond December 20, 2011, 10:02 PM

The beauty is indeed exquisite. On my first trip to Kenya, we took the old colonial train from Nairobi to Mombassa. As the sun was setting on the savannah, we saw six giraffes loping along beside the train in full stride. They ran along a ridge , sillouhetted by the purples and blues of a backlit sky

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Maria Saplvieri December 21, 2011, 8:59 AM

what a wonderful world we live in! God made it all so perfect…. if only we could just respect and enjoy that.
Thank you for sharing the beauty and the majesty of your journey with all of us! Safe Travels ..God Bless

 Merry Christmas

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D. Gryne December 21, 2011, 11:45 PM

This concrete jungle that I experience every day pales in comparison to the magnificence that you’ve been able to experience. We are destroying God’s earth over here while they are trying to conserve and preserve natures beauty.  Thank you for sharing. I’ll take a moment to smell a Rose today and to keep a watchful eye in the sky tonight. I may remember that there are stars out there or even life beyond what we can imagine.

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Meah December 23, 2011, 3:21 PM

beautiful pictures!

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Amy December 23, 2011, 3:22 PM

Amazing pics. What is a sundowner? Merry Xmas to your globe trotting family!

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Heather December 24, 2011, 3:05 AM

Sundowners:Having a drink on the plains as the sun sets.
Happy Chaunakkah to you and yours my friend!

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