Travel Blogs from Naukluft, Namibia

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An Unforgettable Day at the Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

An Unforgettable Day at the Dunes

A travel blog entry by travellingross

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After the best sleep I've had on this Namibian tour, we set off in a northerly direction for 295 km towards Hammerstein Lodge. This would be our gateway to the Sossusvlei red dunes the following day and this lodge has a selection of animals either ...

Naukluft Mountains, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Naukluft Mountains

A travel blog entry by theateam2013

Second full day at Naukluft enjoying the mountains and wildlife. Might try the 17km Waterkloof trail to see kudu, zebra, oryx and baboons on foot.  Today we did our 17km trek which as rewarding but super tiring. Apart from a few blisters and scrapes, ...

Day 4 - Half way and getting easier!, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Day 4 - Half way and getting easier!

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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5 April 2009 - Sunday (Day 4 - 17km to go) I woke up to another puffy eye. This time the other eye!!! But this time I'm not alone. Uncle Bernard has the same problem. We have coined the term 'buff eye' as he also slept with a buff covering his face. ...

Day 8 - The end of a wonderful journey, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Day 8 - The end of a wonderful journey

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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... close to the end we spent a long time by the pools. It wasn't an hour after leaving the pools that we finally reached the Naukluft Park shelter. Feeling really light on my feet, I even raced Peter to the finish line. I lost. A group photo later, and ...

Sizzling, Scorching, Sandy, Surreal Sossuvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Sizzling, Scorching, Sandy, Surreal Sossuvlei

A travel blog entry by ashah_008

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5am start to catch the sunrise over the dunes...Hiked to the top of Dune 40 to catch some terrific sunrise scenes. Quite glad we chose to do Dune 40 instead of the more popular Dune 45 as there were hardly any people around. We even got to see an ...

Namib Desert, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia travel blog

Namib Desert

A travel blog entry by danacarlson

Red sand all over everything and ...

Day 7 - Crazy chains and severe water restrictions, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Day 7 - Crazy chains and severe water restrictions

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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... to wear the same clothes every day seemed great!! Oh, and the ultimate luxuries - hot water, and body cream. The water in the Naukluft really dried your skin out and you just didn't have the cream to moisturise it at all. It was crying out for a little ...

Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Dunes

A travel blog entry by theateam2013

Pre-dawn departure into the dunes of Sossusvlei for sunrise. Visiting Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei and returning to Sesriem via Dune 45. Continuing on to overnight at Agama River Camp. This morning we got u very early! 4:30 was the time the majority of us got ...

Sand Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Sand Dunes

A travel blog entry by cocksafrica

Drove through more mountains and desert to arrive at Sossusvlei Lodge.  Again spectacular.  Welcomed by management with our drink.  Our individual lodges are half solid building and half tent with a patio overlooking the veld and the ...

Boomdouche, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Boomdouche

A travel blog entry by familie-az-rtw

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... een stuk auto onderweg achtergelaten, maar hij rijdt nog steeds en tie wraps doen wonderen (hoop ik). Deze campsite, tussen de Naukluft Mountains, kenmerkt zich door een overdaad aan rust en ruimte. De dichtstbijzijnde andere site is 500m weg en daar zit ...

Just 'Dune' it!, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Just 'Dune' it!

A travel blog entry by sashadasha

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... is no roadside assistance, however, most people will stop if they see a vehicle in distress. We had two mishaps on our trip, both in Namibia. The first one was getting a flat tire on the way to the Swampy Pond, the second one involved getting stuck in mud ...

Naukluft Mountains, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Naukluft Mountains

A travel blog entry by theateam2013

Arriving at Naukluft Mountains and a chance to explore the area.  Jon's Birthday!  We all had our kits packed up before breakfast, apart from the three "more responsible" people. We then got cosy in the truck ready for the long journey ahead. We ...

Oct 21, 2011, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia travel blog

Oct 21, 2011

A travel blog entry by jamesinafrica

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Day 1 - Dazed and Disillusioned, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Day 1 - Dazed and Disillusioned

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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... joints would also ache if not in motion for a while. But the good news was that he survived!!! It was obvious that the Naukluft was enjoying the rewards of a good rainy season. Tiny little frogs spotted the river bed and rocks as they hopped around in ...

Walking In The Sand, Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia travel blog

Walking In The Sand

A travel blog entry by boydandrose

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... nbsp; We are 90 km. (56 mi.) from the entrance and it is going to take an hour and a half to get there. Namib Naukluft Park is the fourth largest national park in the world!  Covering an area of 4.9 million hectares (12.1 million acres), it stretches ...

Day 6 - Hiking the flats on auto drive, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Day 6 - Hiking the flats on auto drive

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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7 April 2009 - Tuesday (Day 6 - 16km to go) The gators seemed like a hit. My success has inspired everyone (even those who already had a pair of gators) to make use of my method to keep the seeds out of their socks. Although the real gators provided ...

Day 2 - Alive and walking, but barely, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Day 2 - Alive and walking, but barely

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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3 April 2009 - Friday (Day 2 - 15km to go) I woke with headlights shining in my eyes, as people packed away in the dark. I tried to snooze for as long as possible before forcing myself out of bed. Peter boiled some water for coffee, and for our ...

Dune 45 and the Bushman, Naukluft National Park, Namibia travel blog

Dune 45 and the Bushman

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak

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Wednesday 16th September. Up and tents packed predawn we were in the truck for the hour drive to the Naukluft National Park. Driving at sunrise was beautiful and the air still , we saw 2 hot air balloons in the distance ( at 400 US plus too expensive ...

Sep 02, 2011, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia travel blog

Sep 02, 2011

A travel blog entry by yearofdan

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Naukluft  Hike - 120k's in 8 days, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Naukluft Hike - 120k's in 8 days

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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... one typically would see, but would usually be greeted by plains of rocks and sand - a fair difference. On arrival in the Naukluft, we firstly checked in with the guards at the front. Paid our dues, handed in our medical certificates and in return were ...

Day 5 - Bewildered, beaten and blistered, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Day 5 - Bewildered, beaten and blistered

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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6 April 2009 - Monday (Day 5 - 17km to go) I can see!!! I do not have buff eye!!! I have beaten it!!! Small things could mean the difference between complete elation and a broken spirit. This one little victory did much to give me a bit of a high for ...

Day 3 - Trudging away on the Shortest day!!, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

Day 3 - Trudging away on the Shortest day!!

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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... that tree didn't agree with our presence, so we moved on to find the next spot, a tree a little further on. The wasps in Namibia really aren't too friendly, and in my mind were the biggest threat for us during the hike. Trying to find a place to seat ...

Fun On A Sand Dune, Sossusvlei, Namibia, Namibia travel blog

Fun On A Sand Dune

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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... the Namib Desert. And it was here that we had loads of fun on a sand dune. Soussuelei label the number one highlight of Namibia and quite rightly so. As we drove through the national park, we admired the variety of sand dunes and desert plant life. But ...

Seresim Dunes, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia travel blog

Seresim Dunes

A travel blog entry by shieldsontour

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... .  Bit of an odd one but we assumed that she must have had some people in the past demand a Namibian to tell them about Namibia.  After explaining that she'd been in Namibia for many years and doing this job for over 10 we all said let's ...

Karoolta karummaksi, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Karoolta karummaksi

A travel blog entry by matkaajamaks

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Päivää taloon. Kiitoksia kaikille kommentoijille ja lukijoille, mukava tietää, että joku kotipuolessa vilkaiseekin tätä. Taas on päästy nettiyhteyden äärelle, tällä kertaa Swakopmundissa Namibiassa. Aika harvinaista keski-euroopan ...

A bigger sandbox, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

A bigger sandbox

A travel blog entry by peteindira

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... a few seconds before I decided to carry on leaving the fella to his meal.  Sossusvlei might be the biggest tourist destination in Namibia, but the place sure doesn't feel that way. This morning started at the fun hour of 5 am, the absolute coldest ...

Desert camping, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia travel blog

Desert camping

A travel blog entry by peteindira

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... , if gravel roads were ski runs, then the ones in Tanzania and Uganda would be nasty chop, while the ones here in Namibia would qualify as fresh groomers making the drive smooth like butter... well chunky peanut butter. The next few hours were composed of ...

A training hike on the way south, Naukluft, Namibia travel blog

A training hike on the way south

A travel blog entry by travelwithjorg

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... landscape is a blessing and we both enjoyed the different but all special scenaries along the road. Idea was to go to the Naukluft Mountains to spend a night and do a bit of hiking the next morning. We almost bypassed the 'village' of Bullsport which was ...

The Mystical Red Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

The Mystical Red Dunes

A travel blog entry by travelwithjorg

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This is the most touristic place in Namibia and many people recognize the red sand dunes of this place and identify this with Namibia. In the afternoon we checked out the (small) Sesriem canyon and the Elim dune. A first peak of what was waiting for us ...

Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Sossusvlei

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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Had few beers in town at kuckis pub ( really amazing food...enough to bring me back!), met a few people travelling around africa clad in khaki and overland crocs (sandals crossed with hicking boots - always a no no). Nice but all rather dull, except i ...

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