When I studied in South Africa three years ago, I went on a spring break road trip to Namibia with nine friends. Dutchies, Frenchies, Germans and Americans studying in South Africa and going on a trip to Namibia. I don’t think it gets much more international than that!
During this trip we took kayaks over the border, cuddled with Cheetahs, watched beautiful sunsets and skies full of stars, climbed the highest dunes in the world, drove thousands of miles, got flat tires, drove off the road, got lost and found our way again. But most importantly, we made lifelong memories.
One of the stops was at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Which can be reached by a very hot and long walk through the Namibian dessert. Deadvlei is surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world and the trees have been dead for over 700 years, truly a scary but beautiful place! We also decided to climb one of the dunes during the hottest hours of the day, which turned out to be not the most convenient moment (duhh!) but the view from the top was definitely worth it.
During our road trip we also passed the Fish River Canyon, the second largest Canyon in the world. The beautiful thing about a country so remote is that there is nobody around. We were lucky enough to ride our cars on the rim of the canyon and enjoy this beautiful sunset without anybody else in sight. We all just sat on the edge and did not say a word. We were all speechless by the magnificent wonder of nature that was in front of us..
Another memory was made when my travel buddies and I set up camp in Sesriem in a beautiful savannah. Just outside our camp we found an old hanging tree where we relaxed, watched the sunset and all realized how beautiful life is..
Yes, our road trip in Namibia was truly the trip of a lifetime..