Harare v. Surroundings

Harare is a spread out city, but the CBD is walkable and has a concentrate of high-rise buildings, museums and landmarks. Once you leave the city’s outer boundary, you will soon find an impressive nature park in every possible direction. Here are the urban v. outdoor side of Harare shown together.  

Life at Lake Kariba

We spent about a week at Lake Kariba. Apart from the beautiful lake, we really enjoyed watching the abundant wildlife and getting to know the lifestyle of the locals. We would like to share some typical stories and scenes.     Photo of the crocodile sign and fisherwomen by Nienke van der Have. All other photos […]

Zambian Portrait Series

Everywhere we go, people – almost exclusively men – have asked us to take their picture. This usually leads to an interesting moment of contact that passes cultural and language barriers. Here are some of the people we saw or spoke with while we were traveling through Zambia.     All photos by Rik Boddeus.

Hwange Safari and Victoria Falls

From Bulawayo, Rik and I travelled north towards Hwange national park and Victoria Falls. Most people visit the park on group tours, but we were the only two at the lodges that night and went on private safaris. It was a very special experience. Right afterwards we moved on to Victoria Falls, which is a hub of […]

Beautiful Bulawayo

It was very difficult this time to make a small selection of the pictures we took of the beautiful people, landscapes and things in and around Bulawayo. As I have already described my personal experience in the city, I will now let the images speak.     Photos of the women talking, me pointing and of Peter are […]

Cape Town’s Surroundings

After spending a few days in Cape Town, we hired a car to explore its surroundings. We drove down the cape, admired its many gorgeous beaches, fisherman’s towns and wildlife and visited some of the vineyards around Stellenbosch. The weather around the cape is known to change rapidly, but this only makes the scenery all […]

Cape Town: First Impressions

The first impressions on any new journey are the most exhilarating. As a symptom of this, my camera usually fills up much faster in the first few days than during the remainder of the trip. My senses are heightened by anticipation and the need to find my way in a new environment. In this case, I was also looking for […]

My Parents’ Africa Museum

When we left Africa, my parents just decided to take it with us, or at least as much of it as the moving containers would hold. And so, even after moving back to the Netherlands, I have always found myself surrounded by African objects. These objects are now scattered throughout my parents’ house – and […]