Namibia

Jackie and Greg Willis traveled to Namibia, Botswana, and briefly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to learn as much as they could about the ecology of several habitats, the behaviors of the animals that live there, and the lifestyles of the several tribes that make a living in these wild places.  They had experiences with:

  • desert-adapted elephants and lions;
  • a houseboat journey to observe herds of wildlife at a river edge; 
  • elephants using mineral licks to supplement their mineral-deficient diet;
  • close range observations of a leopard guarding her kill that she had hung in a tree;
  • walks along the cliff edges of the grand Victoria Falls; 
  • a visit with a Himba tribe family compound complete with goats and cattle, surviving with very little water in a very barren desert

Greg and Jackie share some of their observations here through their photography.

Leopard in Namibia
A leopard relaxed after making a kill.

 

 Two boys of the Himba tribe shyly greeted Jackie and Greg outside their cow-dung plastered home.
Two boys of the Himba tribe shyly greeted Jackie and Greg outside their cow-dung plastered home.