AndBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
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We begin our day with another adventure with Previous – a bush walk demonstrating the survival skills and tools of the ancient bush people, as well as their artistry in making jewelry and adorning themselves. An ostrich egg would be cleaned out inside by ants, and then filled with water and buried in the desert to serve as a water source when …
... about the little creatures. At night we gazed at the stars and enjoyed the relief from the heat of the day. It has been "extremely hot", not hiking temperatures at all and this morning when we visited a fantastic desert educational environmental camp the temp was 41 degrees and that wasn't as hot as yesterday afternoon! We got a guided tour of the camp and saw how the ...
... wildebeest. As on our previous visit to Namibia we again enjoyed our first floor camper van in well equipped campsites shared with predominantly (white !) South Africans many of which had quirky customised trailer tents and families of barefoot kids who seemed to be relishing the experience. Slightly disappointed at not seeing more lion but often it's the luck of being ...
From the freezing cold of Swakopmund, it was time to cross the Namib Desert. We had been warned temperatures could get quite high, and advised to take plenty of water. All stocked up, we started on our 470km drive to Sossusvlei. As we drove, the landscape changed - the green slower dissipated, the shrubs got smaller and the eventually all you could see were ‘fire’ mountains and sand (with the odd tree!).
It was a long ...
Greetings from southern Namibia! Monday morning we drove our 4-wheel drive truck south from Windhoek into the Namib desert. As the scenery changed from semi-arid to desert we began to see oryx and ostrich along the roadside. Large herds of a small desert antelope called Springbok as well. How these animals exist in this hostile environment is a wonder, but apparently they are well adapted to very little food and less water.