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Let’s face it. Having Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt choose Namibia as the birthplace for their first biological child (tomboy Shiloh) and Charlize Theron shooting a movie on the shores of our coast for the past few months, is something Namibians are quite proud of.
By the way, this is not Charlize’s first visit to Namibia – we have reliable information that a few years ago the Oscar-winning blonde visited a few beautiful, remote lodges in the Kunene Region and elsewhere .
This illustrates that celebrities favour Namibia as a quiet getaway opportunity. They regard it as a place where they are left to their own devices and can really enjoy a genuine, private holiday away from their jobs and the rat race of popularity and camera flashes.
And then you hear of a celebrity who didn’t choose a top-notch hide-away in one of Namibia’s exclusive getaways, but instead opted to get down to basics with a group of Himba – and we mean, truly, naked and unabashed, natural basics.
After a supper of pap and black tea, Simson and I retired to our tent. I fell asleep to a cacophony of crickets and bellowing cows. (excerpt)
We here at Travel News Namibia think she truly deserves the tourism award she bagged for her wonderful, no-holds-barred account of her stay in northern Namibia.
Go for it Emma, and we can’t wait to see you again.
Another beautiful quote:
Around me, in the fading light, their life enfolded: the girls gossiped and breastfed; Mama elbowed a dog investigating the pap pot; kids scuffed up the dust herding the goats back into the corral; chickens hopped into the tree tops to roost; young men called the cattle, which glided home like ghost ships.