Cycling Namibia – Part 1 (North) – From the Kunene to Windhoek

Namibia is the country I’ve spent the most time in, about five months. And I made two videos, one for the half north of Windhoek, with amazing scenery, and one for the second half south of Windhoek, with equally amazing scenery.

Cycling in Namibia part 1 (North) took place between April and June 2014, and lasted 2400 KM along stunning gravel roads, starting at the Kunene river, at the border with Angola.

This video features a lot of scenic D gravel roads, terrible headwinds on the Skeleton coast, the fantastic scenery behind the Brandberg and at the Brandberg West Mine, some wildlife, including a Namaqua chameleon passenger, the desert elephants, cannibal armoured crickets and the fur seal colony of Cape Cross, the Vingerklip and Twyfelfontein rock formations in Damaraland, a morning in the empty Dorob national park with the 1000 year-old Welwitschia plants, the rollercoaster C28 through the Namib national park, the steep Boshua pass and the Khomas Highland … and so much more. As I like deserts, Namibia has been the most picturesque part of my journey.

More details and stories in the Namibian blog posts and more photos in the Namibian Flickr album. The HD version only works on the vimeo website.

The Namibia – Part 2 (South) video will be online in a week or so, with even more desert landscapes between Windhoek and the Orange river.

Places traveled:
Ruacana dam, Opuwo, Okahao, Oshakati, Ondangwa, Tsumeb, Grootfontein, Hoba meteorite, Waterberg plateau, Otjiwarongo, Outjo, Vingerklip, Khorixas, Twyfelfontein, Sorris-Sorris, Brandberg, Uis, D2342 Brandberg West Mine, Dorob National Park, Mile 108, Cape Cross, Hentiesbaai, Swakopmund, Rössing uranium mine, Moon landscape, Hotsas, C28, Windhoek.