The Namib desert
It is not an easy task to summerise a day in the middle of the untamed Namib desert, but Emma Nilsson, Marketing Manager at PolarQuest, gives it a good try in a blog post about our trip to Namibia. Please read it below!
During the afternoon the day before, we had reached the Little Kulala Lodge, a true oasis offering magnificent views of Sossusvlei’s ochre coloured sand dunes. It was an early morning and already at 6 AM we jumped into the jeeps. The weather was on our side with no wind, no clouds and perfect temperature. It seemed as we would be able to experience the dunes from a hot air balloon! If we were lucky, we would leave just when the sun rose. You could really feel the excitement in the air when we had jumped into the balloon. Suddenly we were up in the air and marveled at the seemingly vast, seemingly endless landscape of the Namib desert. The light, the scilience and the incredible sceneries made us all speechless. Once we were back on the ground again, a magical desert breakfast was waiting for us. What a morning!
In the afternoon, after an outdoor lunch and a refreshing swim in the pool, we headed for a new adventure. This time we explored Sossusvlei by foot. Some of us were rewarded with an extraordinary view when we walked up to the top of one of the dunes. It was certainly worth all the sand in the shoes! The others enjoyed a fascinating walk amongst the 2000 years old, dead trees. This is a unique setting that is hard to find somewhere else in the world. Truly a day to remember!