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A Journey deep into the Namib Desert


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Looking forward to read yet another exceptional trip report next time, @Ritsgaai.

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Hello dear ST friends.    In April we have been on a  trip as a family to traverse through the Namib Desert from the east until we reached the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The purpose was not

Thank you for your interest, @Caracal, @Treepol and @Atravelynn.    Since the time we did a similar tour three years ago, my husband dreamed of doing this tour with our three sons and their f

With about 220 kilometers left to Solitaire, we had enough time on hand to admire the beautiful landscape as we traveled from Betta and later through the Namibrand Nature Reserve.     

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5 hours ago, xelas said:

Looking forward to read yet another exceptional trip report next time, @Ritsgaai.

 

 

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Atravelynn
10 hours ago, Ritsgaai said:

 

We are booked for a trip to Kgalagadi next year.  When and where, if you care to share?  Maybe I'll see you.  I bet your children are excited for another adventure.

 

Thank you for following the TR and your kind comments, @Treepol@Atravelynn, @xelas and @Peter Connan

 

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Ritsgaai
On 8/26/2019 at 5:10 AM, Atravelynn said:

 

 

We will be at:

Mata-Mata for 3 nights: 1 - 3 May

Nossob for 3 nights: 4 - 6 May

Rooiputs for 3 nights: 7 - 9 May?

 

Does it overlap with your booking?

 

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Ritsgaai

Yes, it will be camping. That is what we enjoy most. :)

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16 hours ago, Ritsgaai said:

 

We will be at:

Mata-Mata for 3 nights: 1 - 3 May

Nossob for 3 nights: 4 - 6 May

Rooiputs for 3 nights: 7 - 9 May?

 

Does it overlap with your booking?  Very nice itinerary.  No, not at all.

 

 

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gatoratlarge

Thanks for sharing the incredible photos and narrative!  This appears to be one of those adventures that you're either the best of friends after or never speak again! :D  It looks like the most amazing adventure and one that few families would undertake but oh the rewards----I admire your entire family's spirit!  Like someone wrote, you can see the pure joy and happiness of those grand kids -- thanks again for the vicarious trip through this incredible desert and country!

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I've come late to this and read it all in one go. I remember the vast expanse of dunes before you reach the coast but never dreamed you could drive across them! My heart was in my mouth reading about the potential pitfalls and seeing the photos. And what great photos they are! You really show very well just how enormous the landscape is, especially in the pictures of your tiny camp tucked into the bottom of massive dunes. What an adventure and thanks for sharing it.

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Ritsgaai

@gatoratlarge and @Galago

 

Thank you to both of you for taking the time to read the TR and your kind words. 

 

Every now and again one of the grandchildren will mention something they remember from the trip or will ask when we go again. B)

Just this week the youngest little boy had to see an ENT specialist and he saw the screensaver on the doctor's laptop was of the desert. He blurted out: 'We were also there!" :D

 

So, yes... it seems like the experience made a lasting impression.

 

 

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Kitsafari

such an amzaing adventure. the landscapes (and photos) are spectacular. thank you for sharing the trip! i'm glad this report got bumped up otherwise I would  have missed this .

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Ritsgaai

Thank you, @Kitsafari.

I am so happy to see that people are still reading through the report and enjoying it. :)

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