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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: Africa

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Namibia 1: Luderitz and Swakopmund

Namibia  1: Luderitz and Swakopmund

This program provides us with a rare opportunity to visit the emerging African nation of Namibia, exploring the two coastal towns of Luderitz and Swakopmund. In Luderitz, the main attraction is Kolmanskop Ghost Town, where only cultural remnants remain due to diamond miners moving south due to the discovery of larger stones; then we visit diamond mines that were discovered by accident in 1907 when maintenance on a section of the railroad revealed "unique stones"; also we see a gigantic rock arch named Bogenfels. We visit the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, where one can ride camels and observe the different colors of the dunes; also it offers the best conditions in the world to paraglide. In Swakopmund, the country's second largest town and traditional "summer capital," we see carpets, rugs, and wall hangings individually designed and created by the Karakulia weavers; then we watch African art jewelers create beautiful pieces of jewelry; lastly, at the Swakopmund Tannery, we see how hides are transformed into leather goods. 01/09DE IJSCA 30 min.
Also See: Adventure 2: Namibia; Namibia: A Nation's Challenge

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