Our journey begins in the Namibian capital Windhoek…
After landing and the usual customs procedure, the real adventure starts. We are all excited loading our 4×4 vehicles, our hopefully reliable companions for the next days in the desert. We quickly leave the vibrant city life behind us and go en route towards the Kalahari Desert.
We hardly enter in the park and the first game, Gemsbok and Kudu, welcome the group on the road side. The Kalahari Desert, south-east Namibia, is well known for its red sands and red dunes scattered with grass and low bush.
A breathtaking sun-set and a sun downer before dinner at our first lodge, guarantees that everybody will fall asleep with a smile on their face.
Early in the morning we wake up to the sounds of a herd of buffalo strolling past the lodge on their way to the next waterhole. Before the sun rises we hop onto game drive vehicle for our first safari.
Franklin, our ranger, shares his remarkable knowledge of the savannah, the Namibian flora and fauna. Our safari is followed by lunch in the bush in the shade of an acacia. This fantastic day ends with a traditional African dinner around the fire called Boma.
The second day begins with a big surprise : we manage to spot a group of lions, finishing a buffalo they obviously hunted the night before. Besides us, only a few eagles above in the sky observe this memorable moment.
The next morning we continue our journey towards Sossusvlei. We enter the largest nature conservation area in Africa. After a wonderful dinner at Sossusvlei Desert Camp we enjoy the unmatched clarity of the sky while star-gazing and recapping the uncountable impressions of the first days.
Early in the morning we make our way to the famous dunes, the ideal timing to take some unique pictures of this amazing nature. The unique colour and ever changing shapes of the dunes accompanied by the dead trees, some are up to 550 years old, are simply breathtaking!
During our last night in the desert, we sit together around the campfire, speechless because mesmerized by the night studded with stars.
And try to forget that tomorrow, we will head towards Windhoek and say goodbye to Namibia… But not forever.
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