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  Sunrise in the desert ....
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  • Sunrise in the desert .... - Namib-Naukluft Park
      Sunrise in the desert ....
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      A bit earlier ....
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Sunrise over the dunes is truly unforgettable, and a good enough reason to wake up early in the desert's cold mornings :-) It is especially nice in the Namib, as since it is a very old desert the sand is oxidised to a deep orange colour, especially apparent and at its most beautiful in the dawn's sun rays - especially in this quiet, remote atmosphere. The early hours are also a great time to be hanging around because the desert animals are out and about at that time. Expect to see at least Ostriches and Springboks, and maybe Gemsbok (Oryx).

Directions: Best to see on the road leading from Sesriem to Sussusvlei. Mind you that the sun will be BEHIND you so keep an eye to the rear!!

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  • Written Aug 5, 2006
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