Windhoek Country Club Resort
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... fantastic, beautiful' repeated over and over to what sounds like a Russian anthem.
Late afternoon we went for a walk in Sesriem Canyon.
Day 7 & 8 Swakopmund
After an early start we stopped at 9am at Moose McGregors for excellent Apple crumble, and then we carried on through the desert. A strange time to eat it but in the desert you take what you can when you can. It is fascinating how many different kinds of desert there are, various kinds ...
... stone seating and we even had our own little bathroom. The San Tribes people would walk by on their way to work in the mornings and evenings and greet us. The scenery was, as always, magnificent. Sossusvlei National Park did not disappoint. It is home to the largest and oldest sand dunes in the world. They are a stunning dark red color and there are various walks you can do into the dunes. Some years back, in 2005, my lovely friend Katrina (Mad Dog) bought us a book ...
... Their washed-out colour reminds me of over-exposed photographs.
As our drive to Sossusvlei (UNESCO site) takes us into a playground of beautiful sand dunes, we are increasingly belittled by our natural surroundings. This is part of a 32,000 squared km sand-covered region that contains one of the oldest and driest ecosystems on earth. Some of the reddish-orange sand dunes are up to 325m high. One of these dunes is Dune 45, which is 150m high and a popular climb. We drove ...
... his name well and would come to you - Penny was never far behind.
People we met
We met some great volunteers during our time at Na’an Kuse. There were a few volunteers that we got on particularly well with: Sophie and Helen from the UK and Darren and Yeen Wai, a lovely couple living in Doha.
The staff: Cila, Jo, Liz, Sam, Tessa, Andy, Flo and Stu were such passionate people and we really enjoyed working with them.
... this time complete with Apple crumble, Delicious. This campsite is quite wild and we had a whole family of banded Mongoose digging up grubs come through camp, as well as some surprisingly cute Baby Warthogs that came around. The bug life here is also kind of scary with home many there are, we did however find a massive stick bug the size of my forearm, and a cool preying mantis with only one hand.
We also had some marshmallows by the fire, sadly we had ...