"We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognise that human beings are more alike than we are unalike." ~ Maya Angelou.
My thoughst when the Rastafarian Himba taxi driver turns on Don Williams' Greatest Hits. And just when I think it may be a pox or a ploy, this Herero native promptly falls in at the chorus: "You're my bread, when I'm hungry..."
The highlight of my Namibia road trip was a region called Kaokoveld consisting of Kaokoland and Damaraland. These are the stronghold and homelands of the Himba, Herero and Damara people. Located in Northwest Namibia, it is also known as the arid Eden; Kaokoland stretches from the Skeleton Coast Park all the way up to the border of Angola.
Desert-adapted elephants munch on acacia tree roots on dry riverbeds and the occasional oryx grace us with their presence against a backdrop of jagged mountains. In these desert areas we saw beauty in everything like I've never seen before and every frame inspires that little spark for self-reflection.
The Okahirongo River Camp was a delight although @charles808 and I aren't the kind of travelers to travel somewhere because of a man-made lodge, and would have been equally happy sleeping in our roof tent. We go see exquisite remote lodges to sample the experience - a thing that players in the industry in Borneo should do if they want to elevate Borneo travels.
Travel is essential to the expansion of our horizon and freeing one's mind of prejudice. Life would be so boring if all of us on earth are all one and the same. The Himba are considered some of the last few semi-nomadic people in the world, and I think they live in a ruggedly beautiful area of Namibia- the Kunene Region. #purrosconservancy#himba#kaokoland#namibia#kuneneregion