Tourists on so-called wildlife safaris in Namibia usually tick off the vast country (824,292 sq. kilometres) in ten days. The rich diversity of people and cultures in the sparsely populated landscapes that lie between luxury destinations is seldom observed or acknowledged. Along the dusty roads, signboards read ‘$20 a photograph. Help us!’ as communities try to capitalise on the ‘safari’ theme to lure potential buyers. The seller can sometimes be seen in the distance, running towards the stall to collect coins left in an ‘honesty’ tin. Perhaps.
Margaret Courtney-Clarke, February 2021