Posts Tagged "Namibia"


Last updated: 01/4/17It happened so fast. I was taking a nap during our drive from Sossusvlei to Windhoek after seeing the world famous sand dunes, and Deadvlei, when suddenly the car spun out of control. I went from asleep to full awake in a split second. The only thing that was running through my head as we were about to crash into the sandbanks on the side of the road was “I hope no one gets seriously hurt”. Thankfully, the...

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Last updated: 03/10/17 Dune 45 in Namibia is one of the star attractions in the country.  Thanks in part to its proximity to the road through the desert, Dune 45 offers visitors an opportunity to climb a sand dune and take in the spectacular desert scenery. It is all well and good that it is recommended to climb this sand dune, but there are a few special considerations to keep in mind before ascending. Climbing Dune 45 is not for the...

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Last updated: 01/12/17 Oops!  We missed posting our Month 8 travel summary while we were in Africa on our Mystery Destination tour.  So to make up for it we’re making today’s update a double feature that will cover our last two months of travel. As with our last report, each month we feature a travel review of the highlights, lowlights, and spending we had during the course of our adventure.  These are provided as a...

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Last updated: 12/14/16When we booked our first African safari, we picked a guided tour with G Adventures so we could have three action filled weeks without having to worry about the logistics of traveling around the continent. Having traveled with the company once before to Egypt and Jordan in 2009 (which I loved), I was looking forward to taking another one of their popular tours to a part of the world most people do not explore...

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Last updated: 03/11/15Namibia has been one of those countries where we arrived with few expectations and left with more wonderful memories than we even thought possible.  Our reason for traveling to this destination was to climb the famous Dune 45 and see the trees at the Deadvlei clay pan, but one particular watering hole at Etosha National Park in northern Namibia had us raving for the rest of the journey. Why is that? Well, if...

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