Windhoek and Sossusvlei, Namibia


This portion of the trip covers our brief stay in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, plus our stay in Sossusvlei, the area of Namibia famous for its breathtaking red sand dunes, some of which are over 300m in height. The most famous is “dune 45”, which tourists are allowed to climb along the crest. We also visited “Dead Vlei”, a dried clay pan that contains the skeletons of dried-up acacia trees that have been dead for more than half a millennium. It makes for spectacular photos. The final photos in the gallery below are from the flight we took (on a four-passenger Cessna) when leaving the Sossusvlei area.

Photos on this page were taken with a Canon 5D Mark II or a Canon 50D camera.

High-res versions of the photos can be found here.

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Eric Traut