The Desert - Namib Adventure

@Inlemay (16640)
South Africa
February 29, 2016 1:29am CST
"The Spitzkoppe, is a group of bald granite peaks or bornhardts located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia. The granite is more than 120 million years old and the highest outcrop rises about 1,784 metres above sea level." THAT IS FACT. Traveling to our neighboring countries in Africa is not at all like crossing border in Europe or Asia, it happens to be more of an ADVENTURE into the unknown as every country in Africa offers something unique, not to be found anywhere else. The Black Continent definitely has variety of natural views and most are supremely breathtaking. Today i share with you our visit to Spitzkoppe near Usakos or otherwise called the "Matterhorn of Namibia" in the Namib desert as detailed above in the Facts of the place. The photos will start you with our views on arrival, tented mountain camp site, night ambiance, sun setting, shadows in the dry river bed, the Nature reserve rest camp and the amazing camp sites and the views on the departure. I hope you all enjoy. DID YOU KNOW: *The Spitzkoppe Mountains were also the filming location for 2001: A Space Odyssey in The Dawn of man sequences. *Before the First World War what is now Namibia was German South West Africa. Interesting!
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@valmnz (13143)
• New Zealand
1 Mar 16
Such totally beautiful photos. And put together so cleverly. I love the hut made out of cans
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
our trash is their gold - it was very original indeed
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Mar 16
That was very interesting. You have a couple trees that are amazing. One looks like a cactus, though I doubt that's what it is. The other was on the photo with the brick house and the large stone. Those were all amazing photos. Thanks for sharing the desert with me.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
3 Mar 16
it is a kind of Aloe rather than a cactus. The brick house was the registration office at the gate to the National Park. Boulders are all over the place, like Heavens marbles
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Mar 16
@Inlemay I never would have guessed it for an aloe plant/tree/bush - whatever it is. But what is the tree that looks like a troll hairdo? That's the best I can describe that one.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
3 Mar 16
@just4him ha ha ha ha ha - Troll hairdo - that is hilarious and I love the description. Its a Succulent Cyphostemma currori plant or Butter tree/ Cobas tree in the Bushman's Paradise of Namibia.
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@xFiacre (3860)
• Ireland
29 Feb 16
@inlemay Spectacular.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
I hope it inspires some sort of Campfire African story
@xFiacre (3860)
• Ireland
29 Feb 16
@Inlemay I'll give that some thought!
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@Gillygirl (16445)
• Sutton, England
1 Mar 16
A wonderful country, thanks for sharing this with us.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
thank you for enjoying it.
@Tampa_girl7 (22702)
• United States
29 Feb 16
I hope to visit one day. It looks absolutely breathtaking.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
it is beautiful - breathtaking indeed
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
29 Feb 16
lovely photos, made me think of Lion King
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
thats a great thought - Lions are everywhere, but I didnt see any this time
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@LadyDuck (131242)
• Switzerland
29 Feb 16
Africa is a beautiful continent, I have only visited a few states, mainly in the north of the continent.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
it has its natural Magic
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@JudyEv (108258)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Feb 16
What an amazing country! Great photos thanks.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
glad you enjoyed the natural beauty
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@TRBRocks420 (66722)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Feb 16
Wow pretty cool I didn't know that. Learn something new everyday.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
Dont we all - countries have more than just nature and history - they have modern happenings too