We're getting close to the end of my series on our trip to Namibia and I think the places we visited over these two days were probably the highlights of my trip!
If you've just joined me, click the links to catch up on the rest of the trip:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
Day 7 and 8:
After our lovely evening the night before with Frosty's aunt and uncle in Okahandja, we got an early start so that we could get to the airport in Windhoek to drop Frosty's folks off and grab a bite to eat with them before their plane left and before we headed off for the next stop in our trip - Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park.
|I took this picture for my grandfather - his name is famous in Namibia!|
|Most of the road in Namibia are dirt roads, but luckily my little Ford Fiesta could handle it!|
|The entrance to Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park|
|We spotted some Gemsbok on our drive through the park.|
|A family of Gemsbok|
|And yet more Gemsbok|
|The view of some of the mountains you get in Namibia|
|The clouds were painted vivid pink as we watched the sun go down in the evening|
|Yes, these are really bathroom facilities at the camp site!|
|Proof that we found the trailer!|
|Swallow-tailed Bee-eater in flight|
|Swallow-tailed Bee-eater in flight again|
|I really loved the colours on these little guys - they are so bright you can't miss them!|
|And a more abstract view of the Bee-eater|
|We found a bush of purple flowers while on our morning walk|
|And we found these flowers decorating a tree|
|We loved being so close to water in Namibia, it felt|
slightly surreal that there was this amount of water around!
|Me, perched in front of one of the pools we found during our walk|
|Quiver tree growing out the rocks|
|This plant looked like it was draped with cotton wool|
|Frosty in front of one of the other pools we found (way below us!)|
|The cotton-wool stuff on this plant dissolved when water was poured on it and I wondered if|
this wasn't part of the plants survival mechanism - does anyone know anything else about it?
|Pretty pinky-red flowers|
|A family of Sociable Weavers flew across to the tree in our camp site to see if they could|
scrounge some food from us during our lunch.
|Taking a break as we were driving through Sossusvlei|
|Gemsbok running through the desert|
|Frosty getting ready to climb the +- 85m to the top|
|A Dune in Black and White|
|Trees in the desert|
|Getting ready to climb the dune|
|A dusty scene from afar|
|It doesn't look that far, but climbing 85m in sand is really tough!|
|Frosty taking a break - we hopped from one grassy patch|
to the next, which helped us in our climb!
|Looking into the dunes|
|Finally made it to the top, that water in my hand didn't last very long!|
|Walking along the top of Dune 45|
|Takkies and sunsets|
|Footprints in the sand|
|Even though we look excited in these pictures, we|
were just relieved to have made it to the top!
|Cool beer + big mountain to climb + sunset = happy boyfriend :)|
|The wind started to pick up...|
|Playing with shadows and sand and light|
|I don't know the scientific name, but I'd call this little guy a Dune Gekko!|
|It looks like this little guy is getting showered with sand-fireworks!|
|Back at the bottom again|
|And just because I love my car, another car pic with |
dunes in the background
|Moon rise over the desert - isn't this picture just so peaceful?|
|Silhouette at sunset in the desert|
|We may have found half the dune in our shoes when we |
eventually took them off
|No wonder our shoes felt so heavy on the way down!|
|Can you see all the teeny-tiny people marching their way up the dune?|
|Black backed jackal taking a stroll|
|Springbok grazing. The nice thing about spotting game in the desert is that even if you're a|
terrible game spotter, the desert makes it much easier!
|Some cheecky Gemsbok bums|
|Some more of the desert sunset|
|A pity it was dark - we got lucky and spotted this guy on our drive back to the campsite!|