Namibia – In the desert, any small gesture like sharing your water with the birds, is greeted with much enthusiasm and appreciation. These little guys at two different spots, one the Sossusvlei picnic spot and another near Sesriem Canyon, were so cute as they fluttered and drank and swam and just waded in the water to cool off. Before flying off to be wild and free in their barren and beautiful habitat …

That time I visited and climbed the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in Namibia.

NOTE: As much as I love the natural beauty and close connection to nature that Namibia offers, I reiterate my objection to their devastating annual seal culling policy.

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The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

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