Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp
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Motorbikes are not allowed into park, so had to stay, very expensive piece of land
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The next day, we regrettably took off back down the same road, then a little south on the same road, then west into new territory and headed for the Namib desert. We passed a lot of dramatic scenery and eventually stopped at a canyon to check it out. As I got out of the car a small herd of boks (any four legged antelope/deer like thing) jumped out of somewhere and took off. I later looked closely at the photo ...
... A quick photo op of some of the locals and back on the road to wind up the day at Zebra River Lodge. Some animal spotting on the road (closer to a wide trail) as we approach the lodge, kudu, springbok, and mountain zebra. The mountain zebra is an endangered species, and differs in body type and markings from the more common plain (Burchells) zebra.
As with all of our ...
... nude - Nate with his pink boa round his neck.
Set off after lunch (with all my clothes on) but was determined that I would seize the moment as some time. Not a huge amount of traffic on the road - all 4x4 vehicles full of tourists as inside a National Park now. Was looking for a suitable spot to stop and shed my clothes when saw signs for roadworks so as not sure if anyone would be working there or not I decided to wait - glad I did ...
... we bumped into a very venomous baby adder hidden amongst the rocks and remembered where we were so stayed back from the holes and cracks in the walls. Onto the next attraction of the desert: the dead lakes - areas of land that used to hold water 2,000 years ago but the movement of the dunes over time led to the water supply being cut off so they stopped filling during the wet months. Strangely, the land that used to be wet land remains untouched by the dunes and you can see ...
... the clay was wet. It is amazing to learn about all the adaptions that plants and animals have evolved to have, in order to survive this harsh environment.
The colours were made even richer because of the overcast day. Craig took some photos which really show the colours well - we will post them when we get to some wifi.
After a long and hot walk, we get to the pickup point where a safari vehicle from the Namibian Wildlife Rangers appears. Picture a ...