African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy five – Windhoek

In most African towns and cities there are plenty of curio and souvenir shops, a lot of them tacky and often overpriced and Windhoek was no exception, we did however find tucked away in an old renovated warehouse that once housed a brewery, the Namibia crafts centre. This place sold only artifacts and souvenirs made … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy five – Windhoek

African shoestrings – Namibia Day Sixty – Windhoek

We got our liquid back in the bar when we got back after cooling the bodies in the cool water of the pool. There were three tour guides in there. They were actually running an overlander full of middle-aged Belgium and Dutch tourists. We got chatting and had a bit of banter. One of them … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Sixty – Windhoek

African shoestrings – Namibia Day Fifty nine – Namib desert

Sunup was at 6.30 am and we were first in line at the gate for the 4.45 opening except they actually didn't open until five. It took one hour to get to within 4 kilometres of Sossusvlei. From here the road is only suitable for 4WD or feet. We only had the latter and it … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Fifty nine – Namib desert

African shoestrings – Namibia Day Fifty eight – Namib desert

The Desert is inhospitable place when it's sunny & hot, when it's raining and windy and still hot it's pretty much the same. We had a day and a night to kill before our next booked accommodation at Sesriem (I'll get to that later) so we found an obscure camping ground called Betheseda on the … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Fifty eight – Namib desert