Duniart – Photography and Blog by Toine IJsseldijk


Fire War – Nagi

Fire War – Nagi, Ubud The young men of Nagi, a small village near Ubud, welcome Nyepi and the Balinese Caka new year with a spectacular perang api, a “fire war”. They walk and dance through piles of burning coconut husk, challenging and throwing balls of fire at each other. 


Savuti – Chobe National Park Namibia & Botswana, June – July 2018 Day 18 – Jul 6: Kasane – Savuti, Chobe National Park A quick lunch before entering real wilderness and soon increasingly deep sand roads: we were finally really driving into the African wilderness… The next 8 days were going to be the most …

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Chobe National Park Namibia & Botswana, June – July 2018 Day 16 – Jul 4: Kongola – Chobe National Park – Kasane We arrived at Chobe National Park’s Ngoma Gate at lunch time and after a quick bite we did a game drive along the Chobe river, before continuing to Kasane. In Kasane we had …

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Etosha National Park Namibia & Botswana, June – July 2018 Day 8 – Jun 26: Palmwag – Etosha National Park And all of a sudden this herd came out of the bush..! We were at the right time at the right place… What an exciting first few hours in the park already… Little did we …

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Aba Huab

Aba Huab riverbed Namibia & Botswana, June – July 2018 Day 7 – Jun 25: Spitzkoppe – Palmwag I learnt about the desert elephants too late in my planning and could not change the itinerary anymore, otherwise I would probably have spent a night somewhere around Twyfelfontein, halfway to Palmwag. So in our quest for …

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Spitzkoppe Namibia & Botswana, June – July 2018 Day 6 – Jun 24: Swakopmund – Spitzkoppe After our “Living Desert” tour near Swakopmund we drove to Spitzkoppe, our first stop in Damaraland. Damaraland is a semi-desert spectacular wilderness with breathtaking mountainous scenery in Northwestern Namibia, and is home to the country’s famous desert-adapted elephants and …

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Swakopmund & Walvisbay

Swakopmund & Walvisbay Namibia & Botswana, June – July 2018 Day 4 – Jun 22: Sossusvlei – Solitaire – Walvisbay – Swakopmund Just before Walvis Bay is a bird sanctuary lagoon, with hundreds of flamingoes. We also saw our first jackals here. Two of a kind: the greater and lesser flamingo. We arrived late afternoon …

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Sossusvlei – Namib Naukluft National Park Namibia & Botswana, June – July 2018 Day 2 – Jun 20: Windhoek – Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park Our destination was the Sossusvlei, a salt and clay pan surrounded by the world’s tallest sand dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National …

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Baduy – West Java

Baduy – West Java Less than 3 hours from bustling Jakarta lives a community isolated in time and space, as they’ve lived for hundreds of years. The Baduy, who call themselves Kanekes, are forbidden to adopt anything from the modern world and as a result their way of live has not changed in centuries. For the full …

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