Travel Blogs from Sesriem, Namibia

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How not to organise an overland trip, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

How not to organise an overland trip

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... to Tanzania! In the end it was 1:30 before we left, due to general ineptitude it looked like we wouldn't make it to Namibia's top tourist attraction that evening! We went the first 30km down the coast to Walvis Bay, this place was occupied by the ...

A Sea Of Sand, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

A Sea Of Sand

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... of our most memorable campsites ever with a real wilderness feel to it. However, after successfully securing ourselves a spot at the Sesriem campsite inside the park, the following morning we managed to be first in the queue to enter the park. The gates ...

Dunes, Sossusviei, Namibia travel blog

Dunes

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... the great red color! Hiking through the dunes, which are part of the 20,000 sq-mile sand sea that covers much of Western Namibia, was a sombre experience. The dunes, which reach as high as 1,000 feet, are part of one of the oldest and driest ecosystems ...

Desert, Dunes and Canyons, The Namib Desert, Namibia travel blog

Desert, Dunes and Canyons

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... dunes and shifting shadows as the sun rose. Imagine my disappointment then when a busload of Croatians showed up. So I left. Next up on Namibia's list of wonders was Fish River Canyon. It's 550m deep, up to 17 miles across and second in size to only ...

The Great Red Sand Dunes and Namibian Coast, Soussevlei, Namibia travel blog

The Great Red Sand Dunes and Namibian Coast

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... the park. The gates open at sunrise and its an hour drive to the big dunes. These dunes are a main tourist attraction in Namibia. They tower to 1500 ft. above the surrounding landscape. Some people snowboard here. We spent at least three hours out in ...

Sand Sea &  If God Exists, He's Taunting Me, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Sand Sea & If God Exists, He's Taunting Me

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... according to some claims). A few shoots, a few bites, a little gas (the car, not me), and away we went. In Sesriem, the NWR (Namibia Wildlife Resorts) have a campsite right at the gates to the park that allows you to be racing towards the dunes at about ...

Namib Desert, by Roman, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Namib Desert, by Roman

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Nov 10, Sesriem, Namibia desert, by Roman We stayed at Sossus Oasis campsite           Magnum misadventure… what is this? It's been sitting on ice in the cooler, why is it liquid ...

Dead Vlei - Sandunes & Views., Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Dead Vlei - Sandunes & Views.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... to our destination. Quite isolated country, with only a few settlements of no consequence and then eventually we reached Sesriem, which consisted of a small camping grounds, shop and park office. We knew that the only reasonably priced accommodation ...

Dunes, dunes and more dunes, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Dunes, dunes and more dunes

A travel blog entry by vicki

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Moved on to Sesriem after Aus, and I started to get really excited again after a few days of frustration at sitting on the truck! This was one of the highlights of the tour for me - really looking forward to seeing the dunes, especially having had a ...

New Year Wishes, Solitaire, Namibia travel blog

New Year Wishes

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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To my dear Family and Friends, My New Year wish for you, in the pictures attached. Click on 'view as slideshow' and also read the titles. All our love, Dr T and ...

Nieuwjaarswensen, Solitaire, Namibia travel blog

Nieuwjaarswensen

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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Voor onze liefste familie en vrienden, Mijn nieuwjaarswensen, met foto's. Klik op 'view as slideshow' en lees ook de titels. Liefs, Dr T en ...

The most beautiful dunes in the world, Solitaire, Namibia travel blog

The most beautiful dunes in the world

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... the 2 km hike. Of course, by now it is noon and this is one of the driest and hottest places on earth. Despite being Namibia's number 1 attraction, it is deserted (!). We see nobody on our whole hike. The total surface of the desert is 32.000 km2. ...

Solitaire village, Solitaire, Namibia travel blog

Solitaire village

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We have to drive 300 km today. The roads will not be that good, so minimum 4 hours drive. Dr T booked us a 'lodge': http://www.namibialodges.com/solitaire.html There is very little choice around the Dunes and it IS high season, so we consider ...

Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Sossusvlei

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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Sossusvlei (sosh-us-fly) is one of the highlights of Namibia & it has been on my mind for some time.  The area is filled with magnificent red sand dunes that are unshifting.  A long, dry river valley is flanked on both sides by massive ...

Sesriem, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Sesriem

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Giant Sand Dunes, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Giant Sand Dunes

A travel blog entry by dave_carol

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... for the last while so I'm going to do a quick update from Cairo about one of our last stops in Namibia. We stayed at a desert camp in Sesriem, which gave us access to Sossusvlei national park. Sossuvlei is home to some of the largest sand dunes ...

Dune 45 and Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Dune 45 and Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... 80 900 km (31 200 square miles), stretching about 1000 miles (1,600 km) along the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia. Its east-west width varies from 30 to 100 miles (50-160 km). The Namib Desert also reaches into southwest Angola. ...

The border, Hardap, Namibia travel blog

The border

A travel blog entry by hannabrowne

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... along the canyon and got to our end point where wine, cheese and other snacks were waiting for us. It was a very nice welcome into Namibia! We watched the sun set and went back to camp. Paige and I set up our sleeping bags and we slept under the stars ...

Désert du Namib, Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Désert du Namib, Sossusvlei, Sesriem

A travel blog entry by isaetjef

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... (bien liquide cette fois ci) de Sossisvlei qui va disparaitre si il ne pleut pas rapidement. L'après midi visite du canyon de Sesriem, creusé au fil du temps par une rivière maintenant assechée, et qui donne asile à des chauves souris. Lumières ...

De sable et de feu / From sand and fire, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

De sable et de feu / From sand and fire

A travel blog entry by siegfried_h.

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Les dunes de Namibie sont célèbres. Elles le méritent. En parler est une chose, les voir en est une autre. Les grimper une expérience qu'on oublie pas. Ces dunes sont vivantes. Leur couleur change au cours de la journée. D'un jaune pâle à un rouge ...

The end of a very long and incredible day!, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

The end of a very long and incredible day!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... -           Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem Canyon:  4 km -           Sesriem Canyon to Hammerstein Lodge:   74 km Total km today:  ...

GREAT APPLE PIES, Solitaire, Namibia travel blog

GREAT APPLE PIES

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak

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Tuesday 15th September. Back on the truck after a group food shop and we were on our way at 10am.Driving out of Swakopmund we drove through the desert again and headed south where the landscape while still sparse there were the Brandberg mountain ranges ...

Driving in Namibia's rugged land!, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Driving in Namibia's rugged land!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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Day 13 – afternoon Day 6 - Northern Experience Tour Cloudy blue sky, 42 Celsius, very hot Back on the road, a stop was made an hour later for lunch!  Yeahhh!    We were again in the middle of nowhere and had gotten accustomed ...

The red dunes, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

The red dunes

A travel blog entry by sarahfey

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The next morning we drove for an hour and a half to Sesriem, the gateway to the famous giant red dunes of Namibia. From Sesriem, there is a 35 mile road to the end of the road, Sossusvlei. After the road ends, the dunes extend for hundreds of miles all ...

Sossuvlei - The Namibians Dunes, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Sossuvlei - The Namibians Dunes

A travel blog entry by tychii

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From Swakopmund we headed south taking the scenic route through what's known as the Namibian "moon landscape." This place does not really look like it belongs on our planet with its unearthly colorless hills and bizarre flora, including the walwitchia, ...

Namib Naukluft National Park, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

Namib Naukluft National Park

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... 8 hours by dirt road to get to the Sesriem from Fish River Canyon. We spent a few hours hiking and climbing around Sesriem Canyon before setting up camp and calling it a night. The campsite was within the park gates so we had the ...

Southern Namibia, Hardap, Namibia travel blog

Southern Namibia

A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz

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... next stop was Deadvlei. This is a huge salt pan that has dead trees in the middle. It's also the most photographed area in Namibia. We walked about 15 mins over small dunes, and as if planted there from an alien land was a huge salt pan with freaky dead ...

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

Namib Desert

A travel blog entry by danacarlson

Red sand all over everything and ...

Fish River Canyon to Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Fish River Canyon to Sossusvlei

A travel blog entry by supersazza

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Morning started with the local baboons picking there way through the rubbish bins. We drove and drove and drove for 10 hours.  Namibia is sparce as we only passed through one tiny town in all the driving, and the locals come out to see you as ...

Dune 45 and the Dead Vlei, Sesrium, Namibia travel blog

Dune 45 and the Dead Vlei

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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Up rather early this morning and onto the truck without brekkie, the plan is to be up on top of Dune 45 to watch the sunrise. Fell asleep on the truck and woken up when we got to the carpark for Dune 45 then it was off the truck and get your arses up the ...

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