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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Swakopmund is a busy place, with lots and lots to do - the adrenaline capital of Namibia.
We had heard that the 4 hour long Living Desert Tour was really informative and worth going on. . After spending more than a week in the desert, it was time that really saw what was in the desert.
We were picked up at the hotel at 8 in the morning and met Shawn, our barefooted guide, in a touring 4x4. He told us that every time he went out, he 'read the desert, like ...
... morning mood to the top of dune 45. A bit like Area 51 in America, all sorts of alien life forms inhabited this sandy monster. There were scarab beetles and, well, that was it, but there were a LOT of scarab beetles. As mentioned previously, I love to climb to the top of things. I usually fall of them when I get there but that's half the fun. So we climbed the highest sand dune in the oldest desert in the world to see what all the fuss was about. It was about a lot. ...
... There were varying levels of mobility amongst the group and some waited at the bottom. I set out with the climbers. It was steep and quite difficult to climb as you slid back with every step. Progress was slow. I think I could have made the summit but the ridge of the dune got narrower and narrower and, with sheer drops on either side, I eventually lost my nerve, turned around (somewhat gingerly) and retraced my steps. The views were great ...
... I took a bump to fast - it did tickle me! We arrived to my idea of heaven it is small lodges set in the side of rocks with the huge expanse of the bush laid out in front of you. To make matters even better they had a beautiful rock swimming pool and for the first time in ages it was not a freezing pool - result! We did all the local attractions, an elephant safari where we were lucky enough to see 12 desert elephants, ...
... the wildlife for a couple of hours under the starry sky. It was extremely peaceful, and we managed to see some elephants, giraffes, zebra and rhino.
The following day, we went off in our truck for a full day game drive in the park. As we are in the height of the dry season, the watering holes are completely dry, usually making it slightly harder to find the animals. However, just a few metres out of the campsite we struck gold. ...