In May, 2019, I traveled to Namibia in southern Africa to explore its landscape, wildlife, and culture. It was a very memorable small-group trip purchased from The Africa Adventure Company in Florida state, U.S.A. I relied on the service and the local knowledge of our excellent guide Stewart Matsopo.
The Republic of Namibia is a large country (825,615 km2) with a small population (2,606,971) in southern Africa that borders South Africa. It has stunningly beautiful wide-open spaces, fantastic wildlife, and fascinating culture.
This area of the Namib Desert is in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Massive sand dunes surround Deadvlei, which was on my wish list to see. I stayed at the Sossus Dune Lodge inside the park. The wall's material was canvas. Roof was thatch. Floor was wood. Hot, dry, and strong wind blew across the desert landscape. In the afternoon sun, my room reached 93o Fahrenheit (34o Celsius).
In Walvis Bay, flamingos gathered at this seaside town. I stayed at the hotel, The Delight Swakopmund, in Swakopmund. The cold Atlantic Ocean current caused the air temperature to be cool enough at night that I had to use the heater in my hotel room.
Twyfelfontein is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that preserves ancient rock engravings that are thousands of years old. I stayed at Camp Kipwe.
This park in northwestern Namibia showcases the diverse wildlife in northern Namibia. All the animals are well-adapted to the desert climate. I stayed at the Etosha Mountain Lodge and then the Onguma Tree Top Camp.