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Day 34-37 Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon/Gariep River
Head to the emptiness of the Namib Desert, you'll spend the first night in the mystical village of Solitaire.
The next day you'll visit Sossusvlei - a clay pan enclossed by the world's largest sand dunes. You'll also stop at Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon that's invisible from even a ...
The scenery changed once again on the drive down to Fish River Canyon. We were now winding our way through mountains towards the border between Namibia and South Africa. At least the roads had started to be tarmacked though! We had a lot of miles to cover over these few days so we once again made ourselves as comfortable as we could in our big yellow truck (you have to do 10 press ups if you call it a bus)! Fish River Canyon ...
... as I was.
Our lodge, the Fish River Canyon Lodge sits right on the edge of the canyon. All of the rooms are individual stone cottages facing the canyon, equipped with private patios and large viewing windows in front of the bed. Basically, you can't go anywhere without having a spectacular view.
The price tag on this one was a lot higher than our regular accommodations, but you have to go all out sometimes. It's too bad we ...
5 days to go:
The road out of Swakopmund has the epic waves on the left with huge rolling sand dunes on the right. Two hours in, the terrain changes again as we start entering the harsh mountain ranges. Still in the Namib desert but its all slate looking rock.
"Thought of the moment #58: They call it bush toilets for a reason, at no point do they call it desert toilets. I can tell you why that hasn't caught on; because squatting behind a cactus bush - ouch, and thorn ...
... this forest are 2-3 centuries old!
We took the photo-equipment out of the car and went of for a walk. Like always I spent much more time than B & A, so they disappeard in the ”forest” ...I hoped for them they dropped a few bread crumbs to find their way back to the campsite :p I spent time enjoying the sunset, taing pics, chasing desert-rats/beavers (or whatever those creaturius were :p ) till we met again at dark at the campsite.
We lit the fire of our ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting