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Deadvlei and Sossusvlei

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 19:46

The access road from Sessriem to the Sossusvlei (Sossus means "blind river" in the Nama language, Vlei in Africaans stands for sink) is paved, but it ends about 5 km before the actual destination in a large parking lot . If you are not only traveling with an off-road vehicle, but can also drive in the sand with it, you can do the remaining kilometers by motor. For everyone else there is a shuttle service as an alternative, which should also be used if you are not sure about your driving skills in the sand.

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The Namib is alive

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:42

There are more animals in the large areas of the Namib than one would expect from the wide sandy desert. Swakopmund therefore also offers tours to the "Little Five", which include the Palmato Gecko, a spider "the white lady", a chameleon, the Sidewind Snake and a lizard species, which we have also observed on the dune 45 .

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Klein-Aus-Vista in the Namib Desert

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 14:24
Today I once looked into the travel diary of Namibia and came across the entry about the Klein – Aus – Vista – Eagels Nest Chalets. Good memories awoke e.g. from one of the most beautiful accommodations we have ever had. We had booked this trip through the Umfulana travel agency. Already in the travel documents the accommodation was very nicely described as follows: "Where the Huib Plateau rises from the Namib desert emerges lonely and alone the lodge, whose few stone houses and eagle nests are built in the granite rocks". Our very high expectations were exceeded.
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