Schools in Sudan

 

School in Sudan

Girl school in Sudan

On my travels around the world, I always strive to peer into the local schools – to see the country´s future. In northern Sudan, I visited several basic schools, mainly in the rural areas. I was always left speechless by the warm welcome by both teachers and students. Not only did they let me take photos during classes, chatted with me, sang songs – quite often they invited me for a cup of coffee or even for lunch. What a beautiful people!


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Sudan

Lion temple of Musawwarat es-Sufra under circling sky, Sudan

Lion temple of Musawwarat es-Sufra under circling sky, Sudan

I have recently returned from another “trip of my life” – this time Sudan. What a ride! Three weeks of adrenaline-filled delight, more than a few sleepless nights (Sudan is predisposed for nighttime photography), thousands of miles on my odometer, thousands of photographs on my hard-drives and, most importantly, countless beautiful people in my memory forever!!!

Village bakery, Sudan

Village bakery, Sudan

Thank you people of raidantravel.com for helping me out with my dream come true! Especially Ahmed, for his big heart, and Ghazi, for being such a great driver, guide, chef, person and friend. Without you, my journey  would have been half as succesful!

Shadows on the wall, Sudan

Shadows on the wall, Sudan

These are some quickly picked images I managed to process – stay tuned for more!

Vulture and elephant

Vulture feeding on elephant body South Luangwa, Zambia

White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) feeding on elephant body (Loxodonta africana), South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

An elephant died without any obvious reason near to my camp in South Luangwa National Park. It was interesting to inspect the place frequently and see the process of the body disappearance. Lions, hyenas, vultures and marabous took turns in silently destroying remnants of the creature that used to be invincible.

Peoples of Africa, Northern Kenya

African people Samburu, Kenya

Old Samburu man in red cover resting before colorful butchery wall, South Horr, Kenya

Mt. Nyiru is located on the edge of the Great Rift Valley in Northern Kenya. Remote and wonderful, it is the sacred mountain of the Samburu tribe and the heart of their territorial homeland. I was privileged to join the Samburu on their journey across the Nyiru Mountain; I was lucky to make it alive.

Below are photographs of some other tribes in Kenya:

 

Africa – upside down, Kenya

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While waiting for my car being fixed on my journey to Lake Turkana (northern Kenya), I was killing time walking in the dusty slums of Maralal. This little boy, twelve-year-old David, full of energy practiced his athletic skills and was happy to pose for me and my camera. When he finished, he took my hand and whispered “I am leaving with you. To your country…”

Head first! Victoria Falls, Zambia

Bungee jumping from Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Bungee jumping from Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Victoria Falls Bridge between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe offers 111 meters of pure adrenaline rush towards the rapids of Zambezi River. For mere 120 US dollars, you can have your body flooded by addictive hormones and see the Victoria Falls upside-down.

White water rafting on the Zambezi River, Zambia

White water rafting on the Zambezi River, Zambia

Scared of bungee jumping from Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Scared of bungee jumping from Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Bungee jumping off Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Bungee jumping off Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia

Some more images of Victoria Falls: