Ah, back to the travel writing I go!
So after leaving the wondering and magnificent Swakopmund, I joined up with Chameleon backpackers for their tour to Sossusvlei, the complete tour includes the northern region of Namibia, but due to the fact that I was short on time, I unfortunately missed out on the first half of the tour. I can not emphasize enough, just how absolutely incredible this company is, they were professional, had an incredible amount of expertise and the accommodations were superb. They picked me up from the hostel that I was staying at, although not affiliated with Chameleon and we were on our way down to Sossusvlei.
It’s quite the drive from Swakopmund to Sossusvlei, and after many hours we finally made it there. We ended up staying in the middle of nowhere in these very luxurious safari tents. Our guide made some amazing dinner and we got to hang out and chill together. There were about 10 of us in this tour. It was an interesting mix of people. Some couples, a mother and daughter duo, a father and daughter duo, me , another solo backpacker, it was quite the group.
I was absolutely exhausted, so I passed out right away when go there.
The next morning we were off to Big Daddy! I don’t know what the sand dune is actually called, I am pretty sure it’s Big Daddy! We were off to hike it.
It was a tough short hike up, only because for every step you took you fell down like 2 steps. It is incredibly difficult to hike on sand. But we made it up there and it was incredible!
The next thing we did was run down the mound.
Only to run into this incredible view.
It’s like nothing that you have seen before. It took my breath away for sure!
After that we were off to “sexy valley”
Then we called it a night, with another feast around the camp fire.
Here’s another sunset pic to wrap up this blog post.