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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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 ...
... we spend enough time on the truck so I didn't think we would miss out on anything). So glad we did as it was beautiful there. The dunes had moved years ago and had therefore blocked the path of a river so left behind were fossilized salt deposits and dead trees. It was beautiful, especially as we saw the highest sand dune we have ever seen and decided to climb to the top of it. It was well worth it at the top as the view was spectacular, probably the second ...
... what we thought would be an easy dinner meal! Later we decided to go to the cinema, our first time in Africa! After two attempts at boiling the disintegrating pasta we ended up with a macaroni mush for dinner. We scoffed it down and ran to the cinema (Leigh, Rach and I - Matt decided not to come). It was the cutest little cinema. One man dealt with the ticket and sweet sales. We had to point to the ...
... 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 ...
... 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. ...