Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa
Travel Blogs from Namib-Naukluft Park
... stillness of being out here. Well spoiling it for me. Indira found it to be the perfectly soothing lullaby of civilization.
I can't verify the validity of the Bloedkoppie name as we slacked and slept through the sunrise, but sometimes you just can't beat sleeping in. In the morning we took a couple of hours to summit Bloedkoppie and enjoy the surrounding desert landscape before heading on East towards the coast.
... the pictures, even though they might look like paintings, they are not! They’re real and exactly what I’ve seen. Deep blue sky, white clay pan, red sand dunes, black skeleton trees, I couldn’t have asked for anything better from this strange and alien landscape of Deadvlei!
After staying here a little more than 30 ...
... to be following us around. They were everywhere I looked on either side of the road! Set up against the deep blue sky, the vistas were unreal!
One funny thing that I've noticed about this park was that the road we drove on was paved whereas those outside weren’t; they were all dirt roads! This ought to tell you something!
... gates, none were around! Mind that I now considered myself an expert in the “behind the bush” option!
Without a minute too early, at exactly 7:00am, the gates were open and like a bunch of madmen, we all rushed in with our drivers driving full speed ahead in order to reach the dunes before sunrise!
To be continued….
Christmas day on the truck!!
The truck came to rescue us from Atlantic Villa as our illicit taxi luck had finally run out and we could get no one to take us into town at 6.30am! When we climbed aboard we were greeted with the interior bedecked with balloons, tinsel and fairy lights!
Everyone had decided to bring Christmas forward by a month.
We hit the road headed for another Namibian bush camp ...