The Noels in SA and Namibia 2018 travel blog

Christmas day on a bus in heading to the Namibian desert. Travel...

Our lesson on rock formations in the desert

Rick examines the giant Weaver nest

Wow! This is our bus in the oldest desert in the world...

Cloud formation in the desert

Wildebeast in the Namib desert

Deon our guide tells us this spider web marks a symbiotic relationship...

Weary traveller, Rick, as we arrive at Sossusvlei Lodge on Christmas day

Our lodgings at Sossusvlei Lodge, Sesriem, Namibia

Chris and Jim navigating around the lodge in 47 degrees heat

Our room at the Lodge

White elephant Christmas gift exchange

More of the gift exchange

Sunset at Sossusvlei water hole

Sunset at Karongwe

The birthday girl gets a surprise song and cake

Amazing birthday cake.

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Christmas day - White elephant or Chinese gift exchange


Today's itinerary Christmas day

Enjoy the dramatic Namibian landscapes as we drive to the desert area of Sesriem, gateway to Namib-Naukluft National Park. Settle in to our desert lodge, relax at the pool, or enjoy a cool drink watching the stunning sunset over the deserts cape. Enjoy postcard perfect desert scenery around Sesriem and Sossusvlei - vast desertscapes of reds and orange, stark camel thorn trees and towering dunes with dramatic curved ridges. Also keep an eye out for the surprising amount of wildlife that call this area home such as oryx, springbok, jackal, ground squirrel and hyena.

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