Introducing The Giants Of Namibia


This treasure you seek can be as simple as climbing a fresh dune in the early morning and feeling like the first person on earth to climb this magnificent creation.


A country that is known for its coastal shores with freezing waters to the West, and its local Bushman known as the SAN that still, to this day, hunt traditionally to the East. A bulk of the landmass comprises of flat, grassy substrate that stretches for kilometers on end that eventually joins the wave-like bulging dunes made from the softest sand imaginable. It is hard to comprehend that wildlife survives within this arid land but, remarkably, they do. If you sit quietly on the rocky outcrops in the North West, you may even be lucky enough to see the desert elephants moving elegantly through the dusty landscape.

Credit: Marcelo Novais
Credit: Marcelo Novais

The country draws many tourists annually like moths to a flame and there is good reason for it. The country is pure, raw and still holds many treasures for you to discover. One treasure in particular can be re-discovered by as many as possible, it only depends on what you believe defines as treasure. It does not always have to come in gold and silver, nor does there have to be a leprechaun at the end of a rainbow. This treasure you seek can be as simple as climbing a fresh dune in the early morning and feeling like the first person on earth to climb on this magnificent creation.

It is remarkable how these large sandy waves can shape-shift during the day and into the evening. With a slight breeze it can remove all footprints and provide a clean canvas for the next day’s adventures. The first steps taken feel like the first steps taken on the moon to most as the sun slowly starts to creep through the mountains in the east on a brisk morning adventure. One step for man, a giant leap for mankind perhaps, as the footprints left by your soles make you forget the troubles of life. The climb is steep and requires attention the higher you go as the vertigo can fool even the steadiest of minds.

Credit: Joseph Argus
Credit: Joseph Argus

Those behind you start to take the shape of ants as the summit approaches. Your breathing is heavy but the climb is worth every struggle. Eventually the tip of the dune is reached and a three hundred and sixty degree view surprises you. The large giant dunes from below seem so small all of a sudden and the sight from above leaves you breathless. There is only one thing to do perhaps and that is to just sit and take in the beauty. If one sits quietly enough, you might even hear the slow deep breaths of each dune as the horizon becomes alive.

Descending can be tricky but once you get the hang of it, it will make you feel like a child once again. It is fast, smooth and makes you feel like you are flying through each grain beneath your feet. The footprints left behind will most likely not be there tomorrow, as the canvas will be clean for the next painter to begin his/her own painting of the large giants of Namibia.


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