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Nov 16, 2012 - Namibia

Nach einem späten Frühstück um 9.00Uhr haben wir heute die Grenze zu Namibia überquert. Unser Ziel war ein Canyon (der zweit größte der Welt nach dem Grand Canyon) bei dem wir Abends den Sonnenuntergang geguckt haben. Außerdem ist seit gestern eine zweite Reisegruppe so wie wir unterwegs, die wahrscheinlich bis Windhoek parallel zu uns fährt und auch die selben Campingplätze besucht.

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Deike in Afrika 2012

Sep 14, 2011 - Fish River Canyon - Sept. 13 & 14

Drove 8 hours on Tuesday crossing the bornder into Namibia heading for Fish River Canyon. The canyon is one of the largest in the world (160 km long, up to 27 km wide and up to 550 meters deep). We are spending two nights at the Canyon Lodge amongst the rocks - very cool! Wednesday we drove to the canyon and walked the rim. Our guide, Ishamel cooked us lunch by the side of the truck. We returned to the lodge for a siesta and returned to the canyon at 6:00 pm for sunset cocktails. It is definitely getting warmer as we move further inland -...

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Jul 16, 2011 - Fish River Canyon

Massive excitement today as we had a fantastic sighting of a leopard!!!!!! We had left Xaus Lodge early as we had a long day driving into Namibia to Fish River Canyon. On the drive to our truck pick up point, we saw a caracal – like a lynx and nocturnal, so were lucky. After heading off in the truck, we saw the “GWS” (as in Goes Without Saying as they are common!) animals – wildebeest, ostrich, springbok, mongoose, bustards, oryx plus sociable weaver bird nests. Added to these we saw 5 giraffe – a few had been introduced in the 90’s and...

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Sep 20, 2010 - Fish River Canyon & Seeheim

Schweren Herzens verliessen wir das schoene Seeheim. Lieb gemachtes Hotel, freundlicher Owner und gutes Oryx-Antilopen Schnitzel mit Suesskartoffeln. Laut hiesigen Entfernungsangaben "just around the corner" bbefand er sich also, der Fish River Canyon. Nach 2 Stunden Sandpiste waren wir dort. Beim weltweit 2.groesstem (tiefsten) Canyon. Knappe 900m geht es da vor meinen Augen, ohne Absperrung steil in den Abgrund. Herrliche geologische Formgebung, auch die Weite der Landschaft. Und da ist sie auch wieder. Diese bei uns nicht wahrnehmbare,...

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May 1, 2010 - route dag 4b Keetmanshoop - Fish River Canyon

Mariental - Fish River Canyon (time 5 hours, distance 400 km) Keetmanshoop - Fish River Canyon After our visit at the Giant's Playground we go on to Fish River Canyon. We drive by the Nama Karoo Desert on our way to Fish River Canyon. We will be staying at Canyon Roadhouse ( http://www.gondwana-collection.com/en/Canyon_Roadhouse.htm ) ____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Dec 10, 2008 - Diamond Ghost Towns and Fish Canyons

Our truck Jesus picked us up from street side Luderitz, and we drove inland and south into the heart of Namibian diamond territory. In the early 1900s, a group of German railroad surveyors exploring the area found a diamond laying amongst the desert sand. The employee who found it took it to his boss and the two of them went back to the area to look for others. There were so many diamonds that employees picked them out of the sand with their bare hands. They picked throughout the night, and reported seeing the sand sparkle with diamonds...

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Sep 9, 2007 - Mother Nature's Paint Brush

We just realised that we have been in this incredible country for almost 3 weeks, and have not shared any of our experiences or given any details. This is all the more amazing considering how much we have loved this country!!!! Within the first 48hours in Namibia, we found ourselves on a 7-day Tour to the South. Namibia's public transit system is basically non-existent - mainly due to the extremely small population [2 million people] & the vast desert landscape. The tour was brillant! They actually made vegetarian food - VERY VERY exciting...

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Sep 4, 2007 - Fish River Canyon

Had a great sleep in then woke to the smell of pancakes, so good! Made our way across the boarder into Namibia. Took a while to do all the paper work and get the truck through. Fish River Canyon was beautiful. It is the second biggest canyon in world and is about 100million years old. It is 250km long, 30km wide and about 300m deep. Very impressive. We went for a short walk around it and watched the sunset. Again some amazing photo's. Back to camp for dinner then some mind thinking games around the camp fire. The group is getting along...

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