I’d be lying if i said I didn’t expect big things from Sossusvlei. It wasn’t the only reason for going to Namibia but we’ve all the pics of the cloudless blues skies, the blood red dunes, the white clay soil of deadvlei littered with those dead acacia trees – i just hoped photoshop hadn’t set my expects too high; but first there would be driving, lots and lots of driving.
After a brief 2 night stop-over at the fish river canyon(another time/another blog) and approximately 1400km later the landscape and road started to change. The sand got much thicker and had a reddishness to it. There were mountains too, really massive mountains like craters you would expect to find on the moon. Everything seemed foreign and started to resembled something i had seen in a sci-fi movie, vast open spaces, sand, rocks and nothingness.
Fortunately, not long after entering the Namib-Naukluft national park we found signs directing us to our destination(&Beyond’s sossusvlei desert lodge). On arival we were met with a warm smile and a cold lemonade and i knew were in good hands.
Here are some of the magnificent spaces/places we got to experience while staying at one of the worlds leading luxury experiential travel companies.