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The Road to Namibia

  • Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • 7:00 PM–9:15 PM
  • Covenant Fine Arts Center
  • $6

Most people have never heard of Namibia, and yet it is one of the safest and most visually stunning countries in all of Africa. Award-winning cinematographer, writer, editor, and director Rick Ray has traveled the world to capture images of its peoples and cultures. His film introduces this country poised to become the “next big thing’ tourist destination for world travel.

Our journey will start in Cape Town, South Africa with a full excursion around this beautiful city and the world renowned Cape of Good Hope.  Then we will journey north into the desert, wild coastline and fabulous safari parks of Namibia.

From the quaint former German capital of Windhoek - the largest city in Namibia, we will journey both to two world-class wildlife reserves.  At Erindi Private Game Reserve we will take a safari of a lifetime, flying our drone for amazing - never before seen - aerials of vast wildlife herds on the move.  At dry and spectacular Etosha National Park we will see leopards, lions, elephants, rhino and more. 

From there we travel along the famed “Skeleton Coast” where carcasses of both ships and humans remind us of the frailty of man when pitted against the vast uncharted Atlantic ocean.  We will then bask with seals at the Cape Cross seal colony and  explore the massive sand dunes near Swakopmund by 4-wheel drive vehicle.

We’ll visit the border with Angola to meet the mysterious Him tribes who extend their hair in amazing ways and coat their skin with mud against the noon day sun.  And end our journey at the famed Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River where we will swim with crocodiles.

The road to Namibia is still mostly dirt and sand, but soon it will join the likes of every great safari destinations as one of the wonders of Africa.

Award-wining cinematographer, writer, editor and director Rick Ray has traveled the world to capture images of its peoples and cultures. Rick is founder and president of the web based stock footage company DVarchive.com and is a frequent lecturer at performing arts. A former Lonely Planet Backpacker, Rick has produced numerous films on regions as diverse as Israel, Bali, Borneo, Lebanon, Syria and Iceland with titles that include “ Raise the Bamboo Curtain”, with Martin Sheen the highly regarded “The Soul of India, and the acclaimed documentary title, “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama. 

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