In African folklore the baobab is widely known as the tree that God planted upside down. According to the San (Bushmen) the Great Spirit gave each animal a tree. The hyena received the last tree, a baobab, and was so upset that he planted it upside down.
Namibia is a country that defies African stereotypes and this is perhaps nowhere more true than in the historic colonial town of Lüderitz. This bizarre mini-Deutschland is seemingly stuck in a time warp.
& building in Namibia’s finest scene, swanky Swakopmund is a feast of architecture, with its seaside promenades, half-timbered homes and colonial-era buildings. Stuck out on the South Atlantic coast and surrounded by desert, it feels like a movie set