Travel Blogs from Swakopmund, Namibia

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Le calme avant la tempête!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Le calme avant la tempête!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... on our “Northern Experience Tour” with Jenman Safaris and that here we were now eight days later in Swakopmund, Namibia.    Wow!   Thinking back, so many fascinating things have transpired since!   ...

Swakopmund- adventures on the dunes!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund- adventures on the dunes!

A travel blog entry by rachellocke

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So, we are now in Swakopmund and have been since saturday afternoon.  Here we are in the desert, on the west coast of namibia.  The desert is all sand dunes, beautiful rolling dunes made of really soft sand....and as it happens, the perfect ...

A piece of Germany on the Atlantic Ocean, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A piece of Germany on the Atlantic Ocean

A travel blog entry by bilieva

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Back to civilization! We crossed the continent and are now facing the Atlantic Ocean. It's very cold and windy! Swakopmund is like an oasis, growing right out of the Namib Desert. It looks like for a moment we are in Germany. It's great to sleep on a bed ...

Spitzkoppe, Spitzkoppe, Namibia travel blog

Spitzkoppe

A travel blog entry by rachellocke

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... a town, just simply a camping area in the middle of the desert.  This area was completely stunning....called the matterhorn of Namibia.  When I pu the photos up you'll see why.  Basically it's an area of scrub land with massive granite rock ...

hippos in the night, caprivi channel to swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

hippos in the night

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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... a huge seal colony, there were thousands of them and boy did they stink, Poooo! After that we went to our guest house at Swakopmund, yes that's right a guest house we are not in the tent tonight, we have a real bed and someone to cook breakfast for us, ...

Sesriem Namibia to Swakopmund, Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sesriem Namibia to Swakopmund, Namibia

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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We finally made our way into Swakopmund late last night. With the truck still broken, we weren't able to leave when we wanted. I think it was around 3pm by the time a chartered bus showed up to get us going. Although, that took a little longer since the ...

Swakopmund - Adrenaline City, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund - Adrenaline City

A travel blog entry by badams

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... ammonia.  They are good to watch as some of them were asleep with the heads tilted right back. I'm now in Swakopmund, the adrenaline city of Namibia. It has certainly lived up to it's name.  We arrived on Monday after our bush camp and it ...

A vast, vast place..., Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A vast, vast place...

A travel blog entry by 123donal

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... miles and miles they wallowed and warbled, making their way in and out of the water. Intriguing.    The deserted coastal 'resort' of Swakopmund was to be our home for the next few days and on first sight it seemed eerily quiet. The large roads lined ...

Dag 6: Swakopmund…Uitmuntend!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Dag 6: Swakopmund…Uitmuntend!

A travel blog entry by steynbergs

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... . As jy jou mond lank genoeg oophou en die briesie na die regte kant toe swaai proe jy die sout! Ons ry verder aan tot in Swakopmund…wat ‘n dorp is dit nou nie! As jy daar in ry voel dit asof jy in ‘n woestyn-weergawe van Duistland in ...

Hello from Swakopmund!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Hello from Swakopmund!

A travel blog entry by theateam2013

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... in and we just got the past few typed up tonight! A few days of tweeting and blogging should be possible whilst we are in Swakopmund so keep checking out our blog and Twitter - we are so pleased by the number of views! Hope you're having a great time in ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by sarahanddoug

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... dirty but we were glad we could help them a little bit. Overall, we didn't come across much begging in Namibia. Swakopmund is Namibia's adrenaline spot as well as a holiday destination for many Southern Africans. It's basically a town built on sand in ...

Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namibia

A travel blog entry by andrewsinclair

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... Peggy was with my jump lift with someone from a Nomad overland truck.  The flight up gave us 20mins to look out over Swakopmund, the dunes to the south and strangely enough a golf course in the middle of the desert.  You can see the mountains ...

Exploring, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Exploring

A travel blog entry by theateam2013

Free day in Swakopmund exploring and ...

Swakopmund Desert Experience, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund Desert Experience

A travel blog entry by kcgunther

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... Amazing. This in itself was pretty interesting, as I have never encountered such vast open expanses and space. Arriving in Swakopmund, we noticed how structured and organized the town itself was. Located on the Atlantic, it is German influence ...

Day 33 -  Swakopmund!, Namibia., Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Day 33 - Swakopmund!, Namibia.

A travel blog entry by alicegiles

... off to Swakopmund today where all the fun is happening! Quad biking, Sandboarding, skydiving, drinks and more drinks! We arrived in Swakopmund where we were all staying in a big dormitory which was fun. Then most of us went off quad biking in the ...

Mile 108 to Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Mile 108 to Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by london_to_ct

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... Namibia and gave us a few tips for the best way to complete the last haul. Then it was another short drive to Swakopmund for our overnight stop. Again our declining appearance started getting in the way as we were turned away from three places that were ...

Playing in the Sand, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Playing in the Sand

A travel blog entry by peteindira

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With it's windy wide open beaches, crashing surf and swanky modern architecture beach homes Swakopmund feels a lot like Manhattan Beach.  With the ocean to the west, desert to the east, and giant sand dunes to the south, it's the place to go surfing, ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by spudbraham

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The anticipation, the preparations!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The anticipation, the preparations!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... !   Call him crazy, call him adventurous, call him whatever you want but he was going to jump today in Swakopmund from a small Cessna plane 10,000 feet high above ground and this....connected to a harness that would be attached to the tandem ...

Evening out in Swakopmund!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Evening out in Swakopmund!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... my two layers of sweaters plus my jacket on, I was fine! With 42,000 inhabitants, Alex told us that Swakopmund was considered a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture having been founded in 1892 as the main harbour for Germany ...

Mixing With the Locals, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Mixing With the Locals

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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... with another.  Next we went to the house of an elderly woman who was the chief of her tribe who explained about Namibia's political history.  Our next stop was at a traditional herbalist who showed us and explained the use of various plant and ...

Etosha National Park, Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Etosha National Park, Namibia

A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz

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... in Africa, even bigger than the Serengeti. The main difference between this park and the others is that it is very dry in Namibia so the animals all stay close to the water holes. A game drive at this park involved driving from waterhole to waterhole. ...

The Atlantic Ocean and More on Zimbabwe, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The Atlantic Ocean and More on Zimbabwe

A travel blog entry by mviglianco

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... in South Africa and seemingly every family has hit the road in their campers and trucks for their big yearly vacations through Namibia and Botswana. At most of the desirable locations, if you hadn't made a reservation months in advance, you simply won't ...

time for a clean up, swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

time for a clean up

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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We spent last night in a guest house in Swakopmund, and very comfortable it is as well. We had a great shower and sent all our clothes off to the laundry just over the road from where we are staying. Yesterday evening we all went out to a restaurant on ...

Sand Boarding the Namib, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sand Boarding the Namib

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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Today we went sand boarding in the Namib Desert dunes.  We both did lye down boarding where you cruise down the dune face on a waxed piece of ply wood.  We both recorded a top speed of 74 km/hr.  By the end of it we were completely covered ...

Eddie's Result of a Day, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Eddie's Result of a Day

A travel blog entry by touchafrica

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... of us could surpass his 73 and 74 km/hr speeds. Apparently weight distribution and compactness are important assests!! Back at the Swakopmund lodge, Eddie's result of a day continued with the barman opening up the main bar so that he could watch the ...

A Desert Oasis, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A Desert Oasis

A travel blog entry by texasnomads

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There's a couple interesting facts about Swakopmund, Namibia. The first is that this area of the country was inhabited by Germans until 1920 and therefore German is more widely spoken than English or Afrikaans (as in the rest of Namibia) and German food ...

Jeux dans un carré de sable, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Jeux dans un carré de sable

A travel blog entry by hypsi

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... quand je n'étais qu'un petit garçon. Les châteaux de sables ici peuvent plus gros que dans mon enfance, c'est tout. Swakopmund est une petite ville balnéaire qui a définitivement des allures germaniques. Ça fait tout drôle de rouler pendant des ...

Atlantic Ocean, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Atlantic Ocean

A travel blog entry by spudbraham

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... to go the wind gave us it's all and we were slowed to 6km/hr (Still, one hour till we arrived at Swakopmund).  Seriously, I'm not kidding.  It was very frustrating! But we did finally wrestle our way in and are now enjoying pastries, ...

Spotting the Big Five, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Spotting the Big Five

A travel blog entry by marqual

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... of interesting facts about the plight of the cheetah, of which there are less than 10,000 left in the world. From interior Namibia, we headed to the altantic ocean coast. The weather is now colder and wetter. We drove through Skeleton Coast National ...

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