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Sunday, April 12, 2015


We went to Namibia during Easter break and had an amazing time!  We visited four cities and made a  couple other fun stops along the way.  The cities were gorgeous, the food was amazing, the people were friendly, and the activities were a blast! I'd love to go back again and again and again.

In order to have some kind of organization and not overwhelm one blog with tons of pictures, I've done separate posts for each city.

Also, anyone that is planning a trip to Namibia and wants more information or has questions, please don't hesitate to ask!



But I can't post something without pictures so here are a few of my favorites

Etosha, Namibia

Happily, the entire drive from Swakopmund to Etosha was paved roads!

Etosha was fantastic!  We did a guided game drive in the morning and then relaxed by the pool during the heat of day.  Once it cooled down, we went back to see a few more animals before heading home for dinner under the stars.

Ready for our safari!!


a little closer to the cheetah

Pretty springbok.  There are springbok than any other animal at Etosha

White Rhino

Springbok and ostriches

We were so happy to get close to this big beauty

Black backed jackals



Here are several pictures of a group of lions (at least 8 but probably more) that we happened upon at the end of the day.  We sat there (in our car with the windows partially down) and watched them wake up from their afternoon nap.  It was an amazing experience that I'm sure I'll never forget.

They start to wake up 
Lioness and baby watching the lion sleep

He awakes!

 After a lovely trip around Namibia, it was time to leave and head home.  These cute little baboons came out to say goodbye to us on the way back to Windhoek.

Swakopmund, Namibia

Our drive from Sossusvlei was long and slow (a majority of the trip was on gravel roads). We saw a lot of wildlife along the way (mostly  springbok, oryx, and wildebeest) 

We stopped at Soltaire for gas, coffee, and snacks.  I think it's the only gas station between Sossusvlei and Walvis Bay (which is next to Swakopmund).  It was such a cool little place that we had to take a few pictures.

the general store

Population sign with the crossed out numbers

Back on the road, we passed through some pretty amazing sights as well as seeing more wildlife

Next stop Swakopmund!  This is a beach resort town with lots of little coffee shops, art galleries, antique stores, and restaurants.  We had a great time here too.  We went sand boarding, visited the aquarium, ate lots of delicious seafood, had a family run, and hung out on the rooftop of hotel and read books.


Rooftop reading

View of the beach from our hotel

View of the town from our hotel

Writing a card to her penpal 

Riding up the sand dune

Getting ready for the ride down

So fun!

Next up - Etosha


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