We are excited to officially announce that we will be returning to Namibia in less than a month to finish filming The Omega Project. We will be in country from January 12th-25th and are looking forward to reconnecting with our partners and friends and continuing to learn about and document the stories of the people of Namibia. While we are sad that team members Carol and Susan will not be joining us, we are excited to welcome a new member to our team, Kenny Wilson. Kenny has worked with Elon University's Interactive Media Graduate Program as the Coordinator for Interactive Projects since 2013. He has a plethora of knowledge and will be a great asset to our team. We are greatly looking forward to our upcoming travel together (and Kenny's first time to Africa!)
Over the past six months, we have continued to research, learn, and reach out to individuals and organizations in preparation for our return trip. We have made some very exciting progress. We also welcomed music aficionado Jacob to our team, a music production student at Elon University who has been working on producing a soundtrack for our documentary.
We expect our trip to Namibia in January to be action-packed and exhausting, but incredibly exhilarating. We are excited to see what the summertime and rainy season of Namibia will have in store for us. (Because Namibia is in the Southern Hemisphere, their seasons are reversed from ours in the US.) While we are still finalizing some of our plans, here is a brief overview of our tentative schedule:
January 12: Arrive in Windhoek, January 13-16: Travel excursion with Wild Dog Safaris to Sesriem, Sossusvlei, and Swakopmund (Did you know that the Namib Desert is one of the darkest places in the world? Kelsey is especially excited to photograph the stars here), January 18-22: Bwabwata National Park, January 23-25: Windhoek
We hope to update our blog daily (wifi permitting) while in Namibia and welcome any comments or questions from those reading! Check out our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for additional updates. As always, please feel free to get in contact with us via our contact form.