On a family holiday in Namibia’s Damaraland, we enjoyed a close look at the amazing Welwitschia. Here Joel is putting it into perspective for me. They occur only in the Namib Desert, are named after the Austrian botanist Friedrich Welwitsch who first discovered them in 1859, and live for 1000 years or more! Humbling to think of the wisdom they must hold …

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The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

Here I bring you narratives, stories, video and photographs from my travels around the globe, including accounts of gorilla trekking in Uganda, tree planting in Zambia and turtle rescue in Kenya, accommodation and restaurant reviews, as well as details of the conservation efforts that I support.

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