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

African shoestrings – Namibia Day Fifty nine – Namib desert

Civilization is the Sesriem campsite, located on the Namib Naukluft National Park boundary. We had already worked out that if, like all keen photographers, we wanted to see these dunes at sunrise, we had to stay here. Access to the park gate is through the campsite. The park gate opens at 5 am the camp … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Fifty nine – Namib desert