Do you know the short film "Powers of Ten" from 1977, in which a fantastic journey along the powers of ten was portrayed in terms of technique? An impressive work for the possibilities at that time, which set a milestone in film technology! And did you happen to wonder why the rapeseed is so beautifully yellow and why we should actually be happy about the yellow dust that spreads everywhere during flowering?
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.
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 .
The dune 45 is something special because it belongs e.g. to the few dunes in the Namib that can be climbed. There is a good reason why the ascents are regulated, because footprints on the magnificent dune ridges take a long time to be leveled by wind and weather. A terrible thought, imagine the attached photos littered with traces ...