Namibia

Sand dunes. Wildlife. Wide open spaces. These are some of the images that are conjured up when we think if Namibia. At least for me. For Katy it has always been that t-shirt that her dad brought for her after a visit when she was a nipper. So off we went to Swakopmund. Photos! IMG 4624

Mussel beach. Boom boom!

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Namaqua chameleon

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Namib dube gecko. Their feet are webbed like snowshoes, so that they don’t sink in the deep sand.

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Sidewinder

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 Dunes!

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Katy in the namib dunes!

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View of the desert and the Atlantic, just before skydiving

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Incoming!

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 We kayaked with cape fur seals!

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Then they came to swim with us!

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Quad biking in the dunes

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Still quadding in the dunes

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Sand boardoing!

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 Mammal! We saw a srpingbok in the Dorob National Park.

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The welwitschia is the national plant of Namibia. They are rare, and it could be easy to mistake them for a dying, wilted plant. But they are unique, rare and important - they are the only species in their family, endemic to the Namib desert in Namibia and Angola, and can live for over 1,000 years. They are depicted on the Namibian coat of arms.

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So why not do an impression?

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 Just like Flamingo Land!

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And finally we touched back down in stormy Johannesburg.