After we left Kolmanskop our accommodation for the night was an hour’s drive away on a good tarmac road with hardly any traffic and a mountain range in front of us.
I knew that we would be passing through an area where wild horses roam. There are various theories as to how they came to be there. One is that a ship ran aground in the nearby town of Luderitz and the horses swam to safety. Another is that a landowner died and his wife couldn’t look after them so she released them, and the third is that they were used in world war one, and set free afterwards.
We were lucky enough to see them not too far from the road, so we pulled over to photograph them from a distance. We couldn’t believe it when the stallion slowly approached us, followed by a few others. I hear that they are struggling due to drought in recent years, but considering there is hardly anything to eat here, they are in remarkably good shape and we spent about 30 minutes with them before they crossed the road and went on their way.
Our home for the night was a bit of a treat after a night at a backpackers lodge and another in an igloo!
I’m running another tour of Namibia in September 2018. If anyone is interested in joining me check out the details here. You can come to learn how to take better photos as I’ll happily teach you how to use your SLR or mirrorless camera creatively, or just come with me and see all these great locations.
“The trip that Julie arranged to Namibia hit all the right notes. Her attention to detail ensured that we had a perfect itinerary with lodging that at times was nothing short of decadent. One could not imagine a better guide and Julie’s preparation was meticulous. You will find no better or encouraging tutor if you are looking to improve your photography skills. Among her many gifts, Julie never forgets that taking photography should always be fun. If you want a once-in-a-lifetime trip to an amazing country with opportunities to visit breathtaking landscapes and see extraordinary wildlife, I whole-heartedly recommend a journey with Julie.” Gary – Tennessee, US.