Hoanib 8 – Through the dunes

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On our way from Hoanib Camp to the Skeleton Coast we had reached the dunes…Hoanib_8_02

…and saw tracks in the sand. Made by..?

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Yes, this Elephant. You can see his tracks in the background of the photo as well. These Elephants are really “Desert Elephants”!

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This time there was no need for worry. He noticed us but had no problems with us passing by.Hoanib_8_05

Usually the Hoanib river stops at the dunes but during that heavy flood in end-January this year the river actually made it into the dunes.

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Here are a few pictures to prove it!
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It was a month since the river came this way but in places there is still water…
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…in this part of the oldest desert in the world!Hoanib_8_09

We drove up on a high dune and saw a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean.Hoanib_8_10

Time for some fun in…

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…the dunes!Hoanib_8_12 Hoanib_8_13 Hoanib_8_14

A phenomenon in these dunes is that when you cause the sand to move that movement of sand causes the dunes to sing… or roar!

Can you hear it?
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From that big dune we could also see another phenomenon; an oasis in the desert. This is not water from the Hoanib river and not from the Atlantic but from a fresh water fountain. Beautiful, right?Hoanib_8_17

We were coming down from the dunes and found a real “road”…Hoanib_8_18

…because we were now almost there – the Skeleton Coast!

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