Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSossusvlei Wilderness Camp Namib-Naukluft Park
Motorbikes are not allowed into park, so had to stay, very expensive piece of land
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... 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 ...
I DID IT - I cycled naked for 15km today……..
Wonderful views at dawn from camp overlooking the mountains in the distance. Only a relatively short distance to be cycled today but made more interesting by an Individual Time Trial from km 15 (where Emily was patiently waiting to time us out while trying to fashion an orange flagging tape bikini) to km 45. Traditionally on this stage TDA riders are encouraged to cycle ...
... into the sky in about 5 minutes. The next morning the moon was on the opposite side of the sky as we watched the sun rise in the same spot the moon had just 12 hours previously. Easter Sunday and a bumpy bus journey to get into the heart of the Namib Desert - the infamous sand dunes and the dead lakes. We set off earlier than our 6am start as the clocks went back and we didn't realise: funny how the days are blending and we are beginning to lose touch with what is happening ...
... 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 ...
... a large old acacia tree. The tree is full of a mistletoe parasitic plant which flowers with beautiful red blossom. The tree and surrounding bushes were filled with strange looking grasshoppers, a huge locust and massive ants. Clare discovered these bugs while having a pee behind the bush. Luckily Craig was there to stave off any ferocious grasshoppers. One of the Danish ladies was most uncomfortable with these nasty little bugs hanging around.
Lunch was ...