Namib Naukluft Lodge
Travel Blogs from Sossusvlei
... the dunes. Absolutely stunning but the boarding not worth it...one minute down and twenty minute hike back in 40 degrees. Packed it in for belly sliding on a bit of waxed cardboard, sometimes it's theme things! Met A few likeable and interesting characters (Ivor, dupti, mark and Brie - a pilot who works on humanitarian aid in conflict zones, a teacher, an artist and a nutcase, in ...
... breakfast packs. Incredible! The last 5 km to the Dead Vlei is 4WD only and we had to catch a shuttle there and then walk about 2 km across the dunes to the Dead Vlei. At this point I was just so glad that I was on a tour where all this planning and logistics was coordinated for me. No stress. The only negative was that I had to carry this stupid brown paper bag that contained breakfast. I wish I’d eaten the food in the car and then left the bag ...
... did that, despite the other cars stopping and a
sign saying you needed a permit first. But hey; if that's what they said.. And
indeed; there was nobody to stop us from going into the park, so that's what we
The Sossusvlei is what most people know when
you talk about Namibia: it's the big red dunes. So while you're driving towards
the actual Sossusvlei (since there are other Vleis as well), you already see
these dunes next to the road. There are even 2 ...
... and even masala chai! It's been quite naaarse! Akshay is also looking for each and every opportunity to use his leatherman tools. In fact almost everytime we need a knife, he whips out his leatherman and says in a very bad Australian accent, "that's not a knife, this is a knife!".
Closer to the evening, we did a quick hike inside Sesriem canyon, which had pretty cool cliff and rock formations. Sunset from Dune 45 was ...
We climbed the famous "Dune 45" which was bloody hard work.
Then we went to Dead Pan in 4x4`s which is a creepy place with dead trees in the Desert with a backdrop of "Big Daddy", the highest dune on Earth. I think Carries favourite artist Salvador Dali got a lot of his inspiration ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking