Desert and dunes, Namibia
These are reputed to be the world's largest sand dunes and are definitely worth a visit.
Geologists say that this desert covering most of the 50,000sq km Namib Naukluft Park, could be the oldest in the world and their curves and crests are a photographers dream
Dune 45 is one of the most accessible of the dunes and is a relatively easy walk to the top where there are wonderful views of the surrounding areas.
If you get the chance, go dune walking. A good idea is to set out early in the morning and you can see the mist rising off the sand.
Make sure that you take heaps of water though as its very thirsty work.
Stretching 1,200 miles in length,
but averaging a width of only 70 miles,
the Namib Desert is home to the highest sand dunes in the world.
Orange sand as long as I could see with a plant or small tree here and there and dunes. Not very much really but so beautiful and peaceful.
Well worth the climb over the dunes to see the 3000-year old dead trees on the flat, dried white pan. Great photo opportunities. Just follow the markers.
Said to be the oldest and driest desert in the world, with Namib-Naukluft Park being one of the world's largest national parks. With dunes as high as 300m it is also the highest.
Into the desert you come across this most fantastic landscape called the moon landscape. Very self explanatory I think.
Sossusvlei. Desert sand dunes, some of the highest in the world. Best dunescape photography early morning or late afternoon.
See the Huge Sand Dunes of the Namib desert. for more pics and sand , see my travelogue - chapter Sossusvlei.
The pan sometimes gets filled in winter and then it's even possible to swim in. Last time it apparently was 4m deep.
After spending the morning sandboarding, we decided to pick up the pace and test our luck on the quadbikes. Riding up the dunes in the desert was a blast!
Take a walk through the dunes to Sossusvlei to appreciate what Moses went through for 40 days... ;-)
Visiting Sossusvlei, deep in the Namib desert
The landscapes are amazing. The colours, especially at sunrise are beautiful. Deadvlei is also amazing and very different.
Sandboarding in the sand dunes of Namib desert.
During sunrise and sunset the dunes change to amazing colours.
Sesriem canyon is a wonderfull landscape to walk through, You can enter the canyon from the top and walk all to way to the start of the canyon.