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Travel Blogs from Fish River Canyon
... away. Spend your second night on the edge of the Namib Desert.
Journey to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa. Take in the beauty as a spectacular sunset slips beneath the canyon rim.
Travel through the more arid regions of Namibia camping on the Gariep River. Take a walk in th nearby village, have a swim, relax or ride down the river in a ...
... to try. The dune is 80m high, which doesn't sound much, but climbing up sand in the dark is extremely tiring, and even the fittest members of the group struggled. A third of the way up, I sat down and decided enough was enough. After 10 minutes, an overpowering urge to get to the top came over me, and just as the sun appeared over the desert, I made it to the very top!!!
It was so worth it, too. Paul Theroux, in his book "Dark Star Safari" ...
... down maize, a bit like mash potato, and was deeelicious. We all commented Bob would be in his element here: stew, beer, campfire and a sky full of stars, sorry you're back at home Bobby! Afterwards we sat around the fire listening to Kennedy and Pascar talk about their Namibian and Zimbabwean cultures, a lovely experience. They spoke about male and female traditions, marriage, family and beliefs. Of amusement was that if a husband and wife ...
... northward in an exaggerated flourish and said, "Proceed to Namibia." OK, then. Customs is overrated, anyway. As we proceeded to Namibia, we stopped at the Namibian border control and rolled down our window so that the officer could speak to us. He remained seated in his camp chair four yards away and gave us a lackadaisical thumbs-up. We took that as the most official sign we were going to get that we were permitted to enter his country, so enter we ...
February 20 to 24th, 2014 We leave the rolling fogs of the Atlantic coast, cross the Tropic of Capricorn and follow the dusty road signs to the lonely outpost of Solitaire. It is a storybook pathway; the parched gravel road twists and turns and drops through a constantly reimagined desert of grey and black coastal lichen fields, chiselled stone gorges and open planes dotted with thirsty tufts of grass. The dust billows behind our little car as we tear ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking