Upon our arrival to Namibia, we were immediately whisked away for our first big drive into the Sesrium region of the Namib desert. Our first two nights were spent camping at the Little Sossus Campsite, where sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding Namib plains provided an exciting introduction to wildlife watching as well as a few epic happy hour sunsets. Click images to open hi-res version.
Our travel vehicle was a Unimog, a German vehicle built by Mercedes Benz which is designed to withstand the most challenging drivable terrain in the world. Ours had been totally stripped down to the chassis and built back up to be a super long-distance safari machine capable of driving days between fuel refills in the most rugged terrain in Southern Africa. Inside was passenger space as well as food, a small fridge, a freezer, and our luggage. Behind we pulled a trailer with all the cooking and camping gear.
Our accommodations ranged primarily between campsites likeLittle Sossus Campsite, which had running water and washing facilities, to remote wilderness camping, where for as far as the eye could see, there were no signs of civilization. We did make sure to finish the two weeks off with a few nights in proper beds.
Watching a small nearby watering hole adjacent to the campsite