We left Windhoek and drove through the wide savannah landscape to Namibia’s highest mountain: the Brandberg.
With a maximum altitude of 2573 m, the Brandberg Massif dominates the surrounding countryside. Nevertheless, we didn’t drive here for a tiresome ascent, but wanted to see ancient rock paintings. The San people lived in the mountain’s neighbourhood for several thousand years and left their traces in a large number of paintings. The most famous piece is the so-called “White Lady” dating back at least 2000 years. In order to protect the paintings, they can be visited only on a guided hike. We were also lucky enough to spot some wildlife, including a couple of Double-banded Sandgrouses breeding next to the trail.
After our early morning walk to the beautiful rock paintings, we left the Brandberg behind and drove north into the barren Namib Desert.
thank you! 🙂
I wanna go to Namibia!!! Love this post.
thanks a lot!! I hope you can go soon!!
Wonderful sunrise shot of the mountain.
thanks a lot!! 🙂 I would love to go back there some day…
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I love the shot of the meerkats, I’m enjoying going through your posts and photos a lot
thank you!! 🙂