After the day spent hiking the insanely incredible red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, I returned to the lodge. Next up – a special sunset adventure.
The Sossusvlei Lodge offered an afternoon adventure tour designed to catch a glimpse of the setting sun. I signed up. And after the prior day’s Namibian sunset in Sossusvlei, I was eager for another sunset.
We boarded the all terrain vehicle, and five of us with a guide headed out into the vast wilderness. We drove across grasslands, spotted wildlife, enjoyed our own shadows, and eventually hiked some rocky terrain to climb up to the perfect vista. Now we waited as the sun edged closer to the distant horizon.
Our guide placed a few beers among the rocks to allow the five of us to toast to the magical moment as he sang local poetic songs in his native click language. As the sun inched closer the celebration turned to stillness. We all gazed in silence.
The bursts of brilliant light illuminated the sky and caused a glow across the fields. A golden amber wave rolled across the terrain and into our hearts. We all came to Africa for a life changing journey. We found it everywhere including at this sunset.
Happy Sunset Sunday.
stay adventurous, Craig
this post is part of the Namibia November series.