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CAMPING DAY 13
Up real early today for our pre sunrise walk up Dune 45, so it was just a quick cup of coffee and off in the van 60 Km down the road to the dune. The walk up was good, if a bit tiring ( 3 steps up and slide one back). It took about 30 mins to walk up the dune to the top, these are some of the oldest and biggest sand dunes in …
... came back from the toilet and watched it. No way you can get it back from the baboon. He walked away and started to eat our breakfast! First the bread and later on we heard a "plop"....okay he opened the peanut butter now. With his fingers dipping in the pot he was almost smiling! Happy baboon!
Today we visited the Fish River Canyon, 27 km wide and 160 km long and 550 metres deep canyon. Second biggest after the grand Canyon they say, it is also impressing huge!
... br> What brought us to Sossusvlei is the surreal landscape. It all starts with some of the biggest sand dunes in the world composed of reddish, almost purple sand. This sea of sand dunes is interrupted by flat pans of white cracked earth that is littered with long dead and completely petrified trees. It is some of the oldest landscape in the world and walking through it often feels like being inside the mind of a ...
... that lives beneath earth’s crust to toxic secretions from Damara euphorbia. The current explanation is that they are caused by sand termites, which feed on grass roots to create the rings. As before, we appreciate the beauty of this place. Red dunes, then beige dunes, sculptured by the wind. Sossusvlei is about 60 km from Sesriem. Drive to the first parking area if you do not have a 4x4. Here you can hitch a ride in an open-top ...
... able to see our tented room we then re-boarded the Land Rover for something that I have always heard about but never experienced.....the Sundowner!!!!
Our guide, Jonas, found us a lovely place about 30 minutes from the lodge nestled between two rocky rugged mountains on the private wilderness reserve. In the distance we could see the vast Sossusvlei red dunes and the sun was just about ready to set. He pulled out a table and covered it with a cloth and quickly ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking