Tankwa Karoo, South Africa
For sunset: clouds, —
but at night, the sky should be clear.
Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds
AfrikaBurn, Tankwa Karoo
Then it rains —
and for a moment, the desert seems ready to transform.
This rain is the heaviest in years...
The Wolfberg Arch, Cederberg
...but very little ever reaches the nearby Cederberg's high plateaus. —
It's further south you'll find the wettest range in South Africa.
Here rivers flow year-round, —
but nothing like the mighty Chobe River, 1800km north.
The Chobe is part of the Zambezi River system and forms the border between Botswana and Namibia. —
Further south, Nxai Pan National Park relies on summer rains.
Baines' Baobabs - Nxai Pan National Park
For much of the year these pans lie dry...
...while to the west, Moremi Game Reserve enjoys the floodplain of the Okavango Delta.
Third Bridge Camp, Moremi Game Reserve
The notorious third bridge, often impassable in flood season. —
A season which seldom comes to Hwange National Park's Broken Rifle Pan...
Elephants in Hwange, Zimbabwe
...and never comes to the red Namib dunes.
Namib Desert, Namibia
Although water once reached even here.
Deadvlei Pan, Sossusvlei
Namibia has some of Africa's most beautiful landscapes.
And everywhere, deep reds and oranges abound, —
and wild campsites offer the most spectacular views.
Huab River, Namibia
Which could not be more different from the green rivers of Norway.
Nærøydalselvi River, Norway
Or the green fields of Camasunary Bay...
Camasunary Bay, Isle of Skye
...the other side of the world, where there are new landscapes to explore.
But first, on assignment in Southern Africa. —