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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Namibia

 We are home from our African adventure.......we had the most FANTASTIC FABULOUS WONDERFUL time in an incredibly beautiful country.
Above is the vehicle that was our transport for the two weeks......the top opened for game viewing and it had a great all round view. The trailer on the back has a refridgerated cold box that carried our lunch food along with table, chairs, crockery and cutlery.......everything we needed in fact!
We did more than 1800 miles in that truck!

 We stayed in some great places from our hotel in Windhoek (above) to the FABULOUS Twyfelfontein Country Lodge (below).............and yes, it does have a thatched roof.......the sunset  view from the bar on the second floor with a G&T in hand was breath-taking................

 to the old German fort at Namutoni in Etosha game park.........


 our room had an outdoor shower. (in addition to the more conventional indoor one)......great fun!!

 our hotel in Swakopmund was right beside the sea................from here we did a dolphin watching trip and we did see dolphins along with seals, pelicans and a tame cormorant......and had champagne and oysters!

 The scenery was FANTASTIC.....................


 .....the sand dunes as Sossusvlei............gob smacking!!


 Waterburg plateau

 We saw petroglphs made by the Bushmen people in Damaraland

 And then there were the birds and animals....................

 Pelicans on the sea at Swakopmund......................

 Cape Fur Seal colony at Cape Cross............there were THOUSANDS of them............be grateful blogs don't have smell :)

 Black Rhino........................

 Impala....................

 Giraffe doing the weird leg thing to drink.......................

 Hyena......................

 Damara Dik Dik..................

 Elephants.............

 Kudu...............

 Secretary bird........................

Hornbill

Sorry this post is picture heavy but what better way to dcument one of the best holidays I have ever been on!!

20 comments:

Effie said...

Wow... Looks like you had a fabulous time, welcome back!

Gems-By-Julz said...

Oh my goodness Sue how magnificent and the the photography is spectacular. What a dream of a holiday you lucky duck I am green with envy or is that still recovering from St Patrick's day LOL. All I can say is wow, wow and more wow's as I my eyes feast on the landscape, the animal shots, the luxurious hotels and my mouth water at the champagne and oysters whilst taking in all the amazing marine life. Thank you so much for sharing such lovely pictures. Hugs Julz

Helen said...

It looks fabulous - you know how to have fun!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow Sue, the scenery is breath taking, love love that orange flower too and the places you stayed were fabulous particularly the thatched roof hotel, gorgeous. Love love the picture of the Giraffe, does not look comfortable for the, drinking water lol. The birds are stunning. One holiday you will never forget. Tracy x

Carol Q said...

coo Sue, that's what I'd call the holiday of a lifetime! just fabulous!

Artyjen said...

FAbulous pictures thanks for sharing:) I can tell it was a great experience!
xoxo Sioux

Kaz said...

Wow that looks like the trip of a lifetime! It certainly looks beautiful over there. Glad you had a great time.

Wendy said...

Fab photos, what an amazing place!!!

Sheilagh said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!

What more can I say?

FABULOUS!!!!

Burnice said...

Absolutely bloomin' fabulous. Just love the sand dunes. room looks good too!
Glad you had a great time
Burnice x

Willy said...

Thanks for all those stunning pictures, Sue! Now I want to go to Namibia!!

johanna said...

WOW!!! thanks for sharing all these gorgeous pictures!

Palma said...

Well! The photos are stunning and the place certainly looks magical.
I bet that you're still taking it all in!

Sarah said...

double wow :)

you lucky lucky lady, that looks amazing!

Siobhan Brignull said...

wow looks unbelievable, welcome back to reality, LOL

Andy skinner said...

Wow this looks absolutely amazing! Soooo jealous!

Photocat said...

WOW, what beautiful things you saw. Glad you had a good trip! Well, bit more of a trip I would say. I love the kudu picture!

dutchstamptramp said...

Thanks for offering me a trip down memorylane Sue, visited a lot of the places shown on your pics. Glad to read and see you had a wonderful time in Namibia!

Sarah Anderson said...

what a wonderful, wonderful trip! No wonder it's taking time to come back down to every day life, as it were. Welcome home!

Gez said...

Amazing photographs Sue