Travel Blogs from Sossusvlei, 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 ...

The Journey to Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

The Journey to Dead Vlei

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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Getting around is pretty difficult in Namibia.  Distances are vast and desolate and public transportation is almost non-existent.  I suppose it figures that in an enormous desert with a population of only 2 million people, public transport is a ...

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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After mouldering in Windhoek for almost a week, it was clear I would not be hitching a ride to Sossusvlei. Fortunately, neither would Meg and Liz, two American Peace Corps volunteers, so we decided to rent a car and take matters into our own hands. ...

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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... 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 roaming the property or in large enclosures. ...

The highest dunes in the world, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

The highest dunes in the world

A travel blog entry by angela_louise

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This was another very strange place. Sossulsvlei is home to the highest sand dunes in the world, but it looks like something out of an apocalypse. There are dead trees everywhere, and its very eerie. It was interesting to look at though. We climbed one ...

Jacko Comes to Town:  Part Deux, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Jacko Comes to Town: Part Deux

A travel blog entry by pchun88

The next day I recovered my iPod about 20 feet from our campsite.  My earphones were chewed up but the iPod was still working.  Unfortunately as I write this letter the iPod is no longer working.  Mr. Jack bit into it really hard and now ...

Surpresas de um deserto alaranjado!, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Surpresas de um deserto alaranjado!

A travel blog entry by foradecasa

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... um boné enquanto aguardávamos o guia que nos levaria às dunas.        O caminho para Sossusvlei é praticamente todo asfaltado, o que nos permite um bom desempenho trafegando entre as dunas alaranjadas. Muita areia e poucos ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Namibia is Africa Hot!!!, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Namibia is Africa Hot!!!

A travel blog entry by katieb

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... by car is a paved highway that is on top of a dried river bed that' splits the dunes in two.  The word Sossusvlei means "sponge" in local language and is called that because when the river bed is flooded the water soaks into the ground under the ...

Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Dunes

A travel blog entry by theateam2013

... before meeting the girls back at the truck. The girls, including Robbie and Frans, had a girls' day out, visiting Deadvlei and Sossusvlei on 4X4s before having a chill on the truck, which according to Jay is a proper girls' day out! We then drove to the ...

Namib Naukluft  National Park, Sesreim/Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Namib Naukluft National Park

A travel blog entry by ciaranmckenna

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Sossusvlei and the amazing nature of Namibia, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Sossusvlei and the amazing nature of Namibia

A travel blog entry by yfjell

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... this planet. Hours and hours without houses and cars, just beauty and sandy roads. And the Opel Corsa survived! Getting closer to Sossusvlei we saw ostriches and various types of antilopes. And the sand got redder and redder. Arrived in the afternoon to ...

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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... ruimte. De dichtstbijzijnde andere site is 500m weg en daar zit niemand. We hebben dus lekker ongestoord kunnen braaien en 'genieten' van de open air wc en boomdouche. Morgen wordt een rustig dagje om daarna de beroemde Sossusvlei in te gaan. De ...

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

Just 'Dune' it!

A travel blog entry by sashadasha

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... the days till we would be on our own again, we did enjoy exploring the dunes in Deadvlei with the group. The day we entered Sossusvlei our driver Chris notified us we had to pay extra to use a different jeep as our GAP truck could not make it through the ...

Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Sossusvlei

A travel blog entry by rachellocke

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We left Swakopmund fairly early after our few days, and had a half day drive down to an area called Sossusvlei, which is in the Namibian desert, a little bit in from the coast.  It's basically an area of sand dunes in the desert surrounding a river ...

Hiking in the Dunes, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, Namibia travel blog

Hiking in the Dunes

A travel blog entry by mjlankers

Dunes! ...

Into the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Into the Namib Desert

A travel blog entry by mattgottwald

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... so we had quite an early night. Yesterday we had a really long day on the road but camped next to Orange River on the SA/Namibia border. The landscape is like nothing in Britain, nothing there for 100s of miles at a time. The Orange river was nice and the ...

Watching the sun rise on Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Watching the sun rise on Dune 45

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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... Namibia's sand dunes. Again, I will rely on Wikipedia to capture the essence of Dune 45: "Dune 45 is a star dune in Sossusvlei, Namibia. Its name comes from the fact that it is 45km from Sessriem Canyon. Standing over 170m, it is composed of 5 ...

Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Sossusvlei

A travel blog entry by spudbraham

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We rented another car to go across the Namib desert to view the famous Sousousvlei sand dunes and take a hike in the Naukluft mountains.  The distances are vast here, it took us 5hrs each way to drive and see the dunes.  Granted, that's over ...

The awesome Namib, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

The awesome Namib

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... am not exaggerating). I managed to read a bit of my book before turning off my headtorch. Start: Grunau, NAM. 8:27 End: Sossusvlei, NAM. 17:00 Distance Travelled: 604 km Road Conditions: hard gravel, some corrugation Temperature: hot, in a dry kind ...

Namibie, De Sossusvlei à Etosha, Namibia travel blog

Namibie

A travel blog entry by mr_le_singe

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... . Mais tellement de personnes l'ont recommandée que c'est devenu une part importante du voyage. Et avec raison. Des dunes de Sossusvlei au parc d'Etosha en passant par Swakopmund et la cote du squelette, c'est une succession de couleurs, d'odeurs, de ...

Wings Over Namibia: The Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Wings Over Namibia: The Dunes

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... to be a year) Amy found a book called "100 Things to Do Before You Die" and on the cover was the Dunes at Sossusvlei. From that point on, Amy was determined to go to Namibia. To accomplish this we decided to do a Wings over Namibia tour that would ...

 Day 171 - Namibia, Sossusvlei - Cobra & Ostriches, Sossusvlei National Park , Namibia travel blog

Day 171 - Namibia, Sossusvlei - Cobra & Ostriches

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... 't bend my knees.  Little more info than you probably wanted but hey that's truck life. Pulled into Sesriem Camp Site in Sossusvlei National Park around 4pm where we headed straight to the bar for beers and icecream.  Great combo.  Suzy on her third ...

Sossusvlei - Beetles, Spiders and Sand Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Sossusvlei - Beetles, Spiders and Sand Dunes

A travel blog entry by badams

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... 6.30am).  There are a lot of positives too....when someone shouts "Ostrich at 9 o'clock on the left" it's all a bit surreal!:-) Sossusvlei was the base camp for us to do the sunrise Dune 45 climb and also meet a Bushman to teach us about the ...

Day 172 - Namibia, Sacred Rocks - Dune 45, Sossusvlei National Park , Namibia travel blog

Day 172 - Namibia, Sacred Rocks - Dune 45

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... fault the view though!  As we were given two hours to wonder we strode off under the midday sun towards the pan of Sossusvlei, a place surrounded by bright red dunes... 5km away.  With the heat rising and not entirely sure where we were going or ...

Jacko Comes to Town, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

Jacko Comes to Town

A travel blog entry by pchun88

From Jo'burg I arrived in Windhoek, Namibia.  I took a three day safari to Sossusvlei to  see the sand dunes.  Here is what happened.   As we left the end of the city center where tar meets gravel road, a sign reads "The end of ...

A bigger sandbox, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

A bigger sandbox

A travel blog entry by peteindira

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... each other curiously for 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 ...

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