Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge
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Stprichmond1 stayed here on Jan 14, 2015 during their trip titled: The Parker's Great Adventure.
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There is something about the remoteness. Some of the places we rode through in central US were harsh and remote but somehow you know you are in America. It makes a difference. This is, after all Africa.
... the Namib Desert.
What soon becomes obvious is the amount of serious off road vehicles. These are working vehicles and serious travellers.
... of which highest dune is called "Big Mama". Sossusvlei is a clay pan, of roughly elliptical shape, covered in a crust of salt-rich sand. While the pan has been shaped over time by the Tsauchab River, the actual flooding of the pan is a relatively rare event, and sometimes several years pass between one flood and the next one. The river is dry most of the year, and even when it is not, it carries relatively little water to the vlei. The vlei is surrounded by high ...
... at intervals so they could return and drink it 6 months later (water in plastic bottles would turn bad, but in an ostrich egg it remains fresh). He explained what to do if you are attacked by hyenas (but there is no hope for you if it's an injured leopard). He found a tokkie beetle which burry themselves during the day to hide from the heat, and collect water in the morning mist by standing on their heads and letting the dew run down their bodies into ...