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Travel Blogs from Sesriem
... the Sossusvlei salt flat we set up camp amongst a huge birds nest. These nests are created by the sociable weaver bird and sometimes they become so large they break the tree.
As a challenge to ourselves to stay in shape, Don and I opted to walk in to see the sand dunes. Hum, 90 minutes in and 90 minutes out on beautiful, soft Namibian sand. Translate that to mean one hot, hard ...
The reason for coming to Sesriem, and to the Sossusvlei Lodge is it is spitting distance from here to the Sossusvlei national park and within that the many dunes of the area, plus Sossusvlei (meaning "the place where the water comes") itself and Deadvlei - a place where the water used to come until the shifting dunes cut it off from Sossusvlei, about 500 years ago, and it is now a dead lake ...
... Fish River Canyon, which is the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. It is 161 km long, 27 km wide and 549 m deep. We had a spectacular view and got to see the sunset again. We got to the campsite and had to set up our tent in the dark, but we managed! This morning we had to wake up at 5 am because we had a 600 km drive to our next campsite. We didn't do much except sit on the his, but we saw a ton ...
Even after all the hype I had heard from people and guide books about the Namib Desert and the dunes of Sossusvlei, it did not disappoint. Every dune I climbed and direction I turned, I wanted to snap another photograph. The day that we spent in the park couldn't have been any better.
It took about 8 hours by dirt road to get to the Sesriem from Fish River Canyon. We spent a few ...
... re deceptively tough. What looks like just a small hill from the bottom seems like an insurmountable conquest by the time you've made it partway up. It's nice to have that old standby excuse of stopping for photos to catch your breath.
What photos, though! As we climbed, the sun made its appearance, turning the landscape beautiful shades of red and orange. And, from the top, we had an amazing 360-degree view of the desert -- nothing but sand dunes and scrubby brush for miles ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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