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My life in Namibia is a magical kaleidoscope of visual feasts. Every season of every year holds new treasures waiting to be discovered. My work is devoted to visual pleasures, focusing on wildlife, ceramics and photography, but I also love to use words to convey my message. I could never choose just one image or experience to sum up ‘my Namibia’, so here are a few of my favourite things!

Living with wildlife in my garden – a yellow mongoose pops in to see who’s at home.
Wild camping, and discovering that a free-roaming desert lion passed your camp in the night.
The space and the bluest of skies. Silence and room to think, dream and be creative.
Semi-precious stones from the Klein Spitzkoppe mountains. This is rough silver topaz, rolled by nature.
You never know what you’ll see on Namibia’s roads. Cheetahs, aardwolf, pangolin, elephants, wild dogs and even a leopard!
The smell of the first summer rains that makes me drop what I’m doing and rush outside.
Turbulent purple skies, squalls that whip crazily at the trees and my hair and make me feel so insignificant, yet so alive.
The spectacular roadside summer flower show is high on my list. The pink lilies are at the top!
What would life be without leopards? Happy times, glorious memories and photos to prove it!
Delectable local organic ice-creams all year round. From ‘cow to cone’ by Cramer Ice Cream, always inventing new favours.
Namibia’s favourite sundowner enjoyed on the terrace of Hotel Thule. A recently acquired taste for me.
The Etosha Pan. Silent, mysterious, empty and yet so full of life. If only this cracked earth could speak.
Dust and Land Rovers. Not always by choice, but definitely an integral part of my life in Namibia!
Coffee and cake is SO Namibian. My favourite cappuccino is to be found at the Stellenbosch Market in Windhoek.
Southern Carmine Bee-eaters on the Zambezi River in September! Their twittering sound is music to my ears.
The endless bird show in our garden. Hard to drag myself away, and I’m acquiring an extensive bird list! Meet Mr Red-billed Firefinch.
This story was published in the Autumn 2018 issue of Travel News Namibia.
Travel News Namibia
Travel News Namibia
Travel News Namibia is a high-quality glossy Namibia travel and lifestyle magazine tasked with promoting Namibia to the world. With riveting stories, first-hand encounters and magnificent photographs showcasing tourism, travel, nature, adventure and conservation, TNN is the ultimate and most comprehensive guide to exploring Namibia. Travel News Namibia is published in five different editions per year. These include four English- language editions and one German. Travel News Namibia is for sale in Namibia and South Africa.

1 Comment

  1. Wayne Scott says:

    Yes Annabelle ,these things are what has brought me back to Namibia six times in the last two decades all the way from New Zealand. I love Namibia and if NZ was not such a good place to be i could happily live where you are. Keep up the good work. Best Wishes ,Wayne Scott

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