I sat on my haunches and pointed my camera to the Aldabra giant tortoise, who was walking towards me, underestimating the speed of these ancient reptiles. Another unforgettable wildlife encounter on our travels, this time in Praslin, Seychelles, on a day tour to Curieuse Marine National Park.
On our travels in the Seychelles we found Praslin, an island not only with the most beautiful beaches, but also with UNESCO World Heritage Site Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve and the Curieuse Marine National Park close by. An unique place for nature enthusiasts to explore endemic animals and plants above and under water. Continue reading “Praslin, Seychelles – Destination Guide”
‘Big Sky’ is normally used as a term describing the sky over the vast wide empty space in Montana, United States. As we travelled the Karoo in South Africa this term crossed my mind as well, all the while as I was admiring the arid landscape which stretched on endlessly.
Mit ‘Big Skies’ ist normalerweise der sich unendlich bis zum Horizont erstreckende Himmel über Montana in den USA gemeint. Diese Beschreibung passt jedoch auch ganz gut für die Karoo in Südafrika, ging mir durch den Kopf, während ich bei unserer Durchreise die unendlichen Weiten der ariden Landschaft bewunderte.
The tropical rains leave the dunes in Mauritius’ Black River Gorges National Park wet and accentuate its seven coloured earth magnificently. Miraculously the fine sand doesn’t erode despite the regular intense downpours.
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Our journey around the National Parks in the Karoo of South Africa brought us to the semi-desert of the Karoo National Park, a rough place of stunning beauty, full of splendid African wildlife. We camped out and battled the bitterly cold nights and the sizzling heat in the day.
We encountered black eagles at eye level, various antelopes and the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra, all in the stunningly beautiful surroundings of the Nuweveld Mountains. Red cliffs and mountain peaks, which hide treasures of the past before dinosaurs populated the earth surface.
The last National Park on our trip through the Karoo lies in the Nuweveld Mountains north of Beaufort Wes. The park became most famous because of a troublesome Lion named Spook, who managed to escape twice from the national park boundaries and brought the surrounding farms into a state of alarm. A large male lion is not to be taken lightly.
Walking over the Dunes along the beach at De Mond Nature Reserve in South Africa, we spotted a Southern right whale mum with her calf.
We’d hiked about half of the seven-kilometer trail, which led mainly through the dunes of De Mond Nature Reserve before arriving at the beach with the wind pumping and the sun shining mercilessly on our heads. Continue reading “Encounter With Whale Mum And Baby”
Here you find some of Grey World Nomads’ best photographs of sunrise and sunsets in De Mond Nature Reserve in South Africa.
There is something, which makes the sunrises and sunsets in Africa unbeatable. It’s not the dust as these pictures were taken in De Mond Nature Reserve, South Africa, almost at the most southern tip of Africa. At this altitude in the southern hemisphere strong winds swipe the sky clean so that cloud patterns change constantly.