Sesriem is the gateway to the wondrous red dunes of Sossusvlei in southwestern Namibia. From there it’s just 60km to Namib Desert Lodge, a drive that’s a scenic fusion of dusty road and pinkish mountains, with a desert oasis at the end. But the sunset views in the Namib Desert were the unrivalled champions of our stay.
Once the safari vehicle began to climb the dunes towards the sundowner spot, all frustration vanished. At the top we stood on soft red sand dunes looking out over golden plains of short bushman grass. We watched the crinkled mountains in the east slowly turn pink and mauve as the sun set.
Note: I was a guest of Namib Desert Lodge for one night, but the opinions expressed are my own.
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