In Namibia, but somewhat transported out of this world in Spitzkoppe

Mountains of Spitzkoppe

Mountains of Spitzkoppe

Wandering through the desert I was once again in a completely different landscape at Spitzkoppe. Greeted by a friendly meerkat we gazed on towards the area known as the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’. The mountain is 700 million years old and 1987 metres high.

Our Intrepid Tour Group at Spitzkoppe

Our Intrepid Tour Group at Spitzkoppe

Spitzkoppe

Spitzkoppe

Spitzkoppe

This was our location for the evening.

Arch at Spitzkoppe

Arch at Spitzkoppe – if you look close enough you can see how tiny the people are

Spitzkoppe

We hiked around and climbed up a few of the granite boulders to see the sun set. Despite all my adventure and thrill seeking sports I’ve done, I’m still very afraid of falling/heights. So while getting up wasn’t too bad, I sat behind everyone for the sunset, rather than on the edge. Then coming down I did feel like a bit of a little kid needing their hand held to get down. But I did it.

Sunset over Spitzkoppe with the group

Sunset over Spitzkoppe with the group

Sunset over Spitzkoppe

Sunset over Spitzkoppe

I spent that night under the stars, on a mattress, wrapped up in my sleeping bag, trying to hide as much skin as possible from any spiders and scorpions. Gazing up at the stars, spotting shooting stars as you go to sleep is something everyone should experience. The area felt truly untouched and beautiful. It could have been a spot in the USA or Australia, but no, it was Namibia. Definitely a country of many different landscapes.

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