Dunes

Trip Start Jan 30, 2009
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Trip End Aug 01, 2009


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Flag of Namibia  , Central Plateau,
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Despite being Namibia's number 1 tourist attraction, Sossusvlei still manages to feel isolated. We stayed outside of the park gate and were the first car in line when the gate opened at 6:00am for the 50 mile drive (then take a 4X4 the final 5KM) to the dunes before sunrise at about 7:15am. We made it just before sunrise and the pictures show the great red color!

Hiking through the dunes, which are part of the 20,000 sq-mile sand sea that covers much of Western Namibia, was a sombre experience. The dunes, which reach as high as 1,000 feet, are part of one of the oldest and driest ecosystems on earth. However, the landscape is constantly changing-winds forever alters the shape of each dune, while colors shift as the sun moves across the sky.

I think the pictures tell the story best.
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