Behind the scenes with World Nomads in Namibia


A couple of World Nomads are on their virgin African adventure here in Namibia. Fresh off the plane from Iceland and India, they chose Namibia as their third and final destination for a series of documentaries focusing on the real people and stories behind top travel destinations.

In Namibia, we're all for adventure tourism - getting travellers to experience life in Namibia and to interact with locals, rather than just being a passive observer. Maybe it's because we have so many different cultures here, or because there aren't that many people for such a big country. Either way, we're always happy to welcome travellers. 

“The people have been fantastic. Everyone we’ve met has just been so friendly and welcoming, not to mention really interesting to talk to.”

Here are some photos of the World Nomads team battling the dunes in Swakopmund and getting to know some of the locals in Mondesa township. Next on the agenda is a trip up north to meet the Himba and a wonder through Windhoek to find some of the more interesting and lesser-known characters who've made the capital their home.

Click the video below to watch Sussan's sandboarding wipeout (!)

 

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Desert as far as the eye can see, with fog hanging over the horizon for dramatic effect

 

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Sussan giggles nervously as Nico prepares her for speeding down a super steep dune face

 

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Mamma producer begins to wonder if this classifies as work, as the sandboarding pros get a rhythm work-out going

 

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A local Herero woman in Mondesa talks about the trials and tribulations of township life

 

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It doesn't matter where you are in the world, it's easy to spot the teenager's bedroom...

 

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Outside a pre-pay water pump in the informal settlements


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The home of the local healer, who spoke about how traditional practices and modern medicine co-exist

 

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Sussan gets serenaded by local township "a cappella boyband" Vocal Galore 

 

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At the end of the day, what more could you ask for but an ice cold Windhoek beer at the local shebeen, to soak in all the stories told and people met along the way

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