12 Days in Namibia - 3 Unforgettable Moments

Updated: Dec 5, 2019


“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1) Sandwich Harbour
I was having breakfast in a hotel near Swakopmund, saw an amazing picture on the wall; giant sand dunes running straight into the ocean; asked the hotel owner about it, he said: Sandwich Harbour, thatˋs kind of a place many have heard of but very few have ever visited, that moment I knew already I had to...first day I tried alone, but decided it would be too risky, second day with a local guide who knew how to get there.
We drove as far as we could, than came to a point that we had to leave the car: It was high tide and it would be too risky to drive between the dunes and waves; once the car is stuck in wet sand; the currents of ocean can pull the car in minutes, said my local friend. We gave a try on foot but Sandwich Bay was still far away. At the end I am still the one who is talking about it but never visited. But as they say; „The journey not the arrival matters“. That journey was one of my best moments in Namibia...

2) Pelican Point
Have you ever heard the sound a seal makes? After about 20mins off-road drive from Bird Paradise in Walvis Bay, you can arrive to Pelican Point and be alone with thousands of seals...
3) African Monument Valley
Vingerklip is one of Namibia’s most famous and remarkable rock formations. This fascinating landscapes looks a bit like the landscape in the US-state of Arizona thats why I call it African Monument Valley. Here, millions of years ago the Ugab River (today a dry river only carrying water after good rainfalls) cut into the landscape and through the fluctuating speed of its waters sedimentation formed the terraces as seen today.

Ugab Terrace Lodge located near to Vingerklip, was I guess, the best place I have stayed so far. I am not talking about luxury but being just with nature and breathtaking view of the valley....
http://www.ugabterracelodge.com

This was the moment when I surprised most. Our baklava in Namibia: Namaklava. It was definitely the best baklava I have ever eaten (I am Turkish !!!). Most probably it is so delicious due to special type of Nuts inside: Marula Nuts. Marula trees are found only in Southern Africa especially in game parks. Warthog, elephant, Waterbuck, giraffe and kudu all eat the fruit and leaves of the tree...

The end of the journey, back to Windhoek, more than 4000kms in 12 days...

#offroad #desert #beach #Africa

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