Posted: 01/14/2013 | January 14th, 2013

My recent trip through the southern portion of Africa with G Adventures was simply mind blowing. My tour group was a blast, the guides were super fun and knowledgeable, and the land itself was…well, more beautiful than words can describe. And the locals (except the guy who duplicated my credit card and went on a shopping spree in multiple countries) were as warm as people had said they would be.

Africa is God’s zoo. The most eye-opening part of the trip was watching the animals up close in their natural habitat. It makes you realize how raw life and nature really are and how insulated from them we are in our modern lives. My appreciation and reverence for nature drastically increased because of this trip. And since I’ve already spoken about how Africa changed me, I think it’s time to let nature do the talking. Here are 24 stunning photos from my trip through Africa:

Sunset, Fish River Canyon National Park, Namibia

A solitary tree in the savannah, Namibia

A lion cub, Namibia

Hippopotami peaking out of the water, Botswana

Playing with perspective with members of my tour group, Deadvlei, Namibia

Desert moon, Namibia. It’s amazing how clear the sky is at 9am!

Rock paintings, Namibia

Sunset in Etosha National Park, Namibia

A bushwoman from Namibia. She taught me a lot about the uses of native plants.

A lone zebra on the savannah

An elephant in the Chobe River, Botswana

An elephant, hippo, and water buffalo in the Chobe River, Botswana

Camel thorn trees and dunes, Deadvlei, Namibia

A bushwoman and child, Botswana

An elephant chowing down, Namibia

The famous Dune 45, Namibia

A giraffe posing for the camera

Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side

A lizard in the desert

A sleeping lion cub, Namibia

Thirsty zebra at the watering hole

Sunset in the bush

The red dunes of Deadvlei, Namibia

The Okavango Delta, Botswana

Double rainbow at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe side

This is just a small sample of my Africa photos. I took so many that I’ll be doing one more photo post next week. There are just too many good ones to share. But something tells me you probably won’t mind.

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14.01.2013 / botswana / namibia / south africa
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