• Southern Namibia 2018

    10 days and 1 200km exploring Southern Namibia...

    Southern Namibia 2018

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  • The Fish River Canyon is the second biggest canyon in the world after the Grand canyon in the States. It is a truly amazing place to see and the main view point offers the most stunning view over the gorges. But take time to visit the other view points, scattered at the top of the cliffs as they all offer their own perspective on this natural wonder. For the braves, you can also take the walk down the gorges, along the river, that takes you from the main view point to Ais-Ais in about 5 days.

    You can camp at the Hobbas rest camp operated by NWR, but to be honest, this is not a great place. And be aware there is not cellphone network there (they do sell wifi vouchers though...). Otherwise, you'll have to stay in a chalet at Ais-Ais camp or camp further up the road. But the Hobbas rest camp is the closest to the canyon.

    Fish River Canyon

    From the main view point

    Fish River Canyon

    Fish River Canyon

    Aloe growing on the cliffs

    Fish River Canyon

    Quiver tree and stormy skies

    Fish River Canyon

    Sand storm in the canyon

    Fish River Canyon

     

    Sand storm over the canyon (iPhone picture, click to enlarge) 

     


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  • Aus is well known for its herds of desert horses, often coming to drink at the Garub waterhole. You can see them just by driving on the main road en route to Luderitz.

    Desert horses in Aus

    Desert horses in Aus

    Yes, horses are there! Click on the picture to see it high res!

     


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  • Namtib is just down the road from NamibRand to Aus. Accommodation is available at the lodge or at 4 campsites 2km away form the houses with a stunning view on the desert plains and a background oh large sand stone boulders.

    It is an ideal place to relax and go out for walks exploring the boulders and the plains.

    Namtib Biosphere Reserve

    Driving up to the camp

    Namtib Biosphere Reserve

    Campsites (iPhone picture)

    Namtib Biosphere Reserve

    Watching the sunrise from the tent... (iPhone picture)

    Namtib Biosphere Reserve

    Herds of oryx grazing in the newly grown grass


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  • NamibRand is bordering the Namib desert and regroups several farms from which ALL fences have been taken down. This allows the animals to move freely between the sand dunes of the Namib in the East and the mountains in the West.

    This is a truly stunning place with 4 high end lodges operated by different groups. But you can cross the reserve freely along the main road C27. If you want to see fairy circles, this is the place!

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    On the way from Solitaire (iPhone picture)

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    Nubib mountain range from Keerweder

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    Nubib mountain range from Keerweder

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    Social weaver nest in front of the Nubib mountain range

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    Namibia desert dunes

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    Painting on the wall at Keerweder

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    Loseberg mountain and quiver tree from Keerweder (iPhone picture)

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

    Sunset above the Nubib mountains (iPhone picture)

    NamibRand Nature Reserve


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  • From the Wilsonfontein fram, getting to Solitaire means crossing the Namib-Naukluft National Park and an amazing scenery!

    Solitaire is not even a village, but  you will find a petrol station, a basic shop and a renown bakery there, to replenish your supply on your way to/from Sesriem/Sossuvlei. The campsite is now closed, but it is easy to spend a night there at the lodge or guest farm.

    Solitaire

    The Kuiseb river flowing in the Namib-Naukluft NP (iPhone picture)

    Solitaire

    Some green grass in the Namib-Naukluft NP

    Solitaire

    Around Solitaire

    Solitaire

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    Solitaire

    Solitaire

    Solitaire

    Hot air ballooning at Solitaire


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