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... a little chit chat and when we looked back he had taken a seat in the prime position on the dune, got a book out to read and his purple umbrella for shade. Quite an intriguing sight! Couldn't help but take a few photos of this, it's not every day you see a man with a purple umbrella relaxing on top of a dune in the desert! As the day warmed up we travelled to our next campsite about 2 hours down the road. We were camping at an old sheep farm come conservation area now managed by a ...
... came up were majestic and nearly worth the struggle. The return down the dune was very quick and we then had breakfast at the bottom before travelling 15km to Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei. Dead Vlei is a very surreal spot located in a small valley surrounded by sand dunes the area is mainly covered in trees that died 800 years ago. The dead trees and the sand colours make a very haunting but photogenic ...
... There were plenty of nerve-racking mud puddles to maneuver around still, but we were closer to joining up with a C road again by driving forward than we would be by heading back. Obviously, we ultimately made it safely, but it did look dicey at several junctures. Only later did we realize that there had been a C-road shortcut that we could have taken, even closer than the D road shortcut we ventured onto. It hadn't been labeled as such, though, so we hadn't ...
... My tentmate is Irish so you can imagine my unintentionally accent I subconsciously have picked up. Our group for this leg (up to Victoria Falls) is made of 14 people ranging from 22 to 69. We also have a tour leader, driver, and cook. The cook we lose in Nairobi and it will be up to us to keep it going but now we rotate through cook groups where our duty is to help prepare the food under the guidance of the cook. In the coming legs more people will join our trio and some will leave. ...
... 400 meters (350m on average, named "Big Daddy" or "Crazy Dune"), which rest on a sandstone terrace. The trees died, as there no longer was enough water to survive.
After several photos, we left DeadVlei and "Big daddy" to campsite and a free afternoon to rest.
That day, it was a record heat, it was over 50 degrees in the shade. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting