It looks like despite my attempts I'm letting my heart rule my head and it has decided a trip to Namibia would not be complete without climbing Big Daddy before sunrise and seeing the sunrise over Deadvlei and seeing the sunset from Dune 45.
But as we are a family of four so when I do the calculation of two nights' stay at Sossus Dune Lodge inside the gates, my poor heart almost gets a heart attack.
The only other option is to stay at Sesriem camp site. Regrettably we have no experience of camping and the plan was to stay in lodges and self-catering facilities. But for the sake of my "perfect shot" I'm willing to stay couple of nights at Sesriem campsite. I'm not after luxury and a tent and clean facilities would do me nicely.
But we don't want to continue camping for the rest of the trip.
I'm wondering whether it's possible to rent some basic camping gear like tents, sleeping bags, mattresses etc from Windhoek or Solitaire for 2-3 nights and then drop off the stuff at Swako/Solitaire and continue with the rest of the trip staying in lodges as planned?
I've read from Gemma's post that guests at Sesriem campsite can have meal arrangements at Sossusvlei Lodge just outside the gate so we don't need to rent any cooking equipment.
Has anyone tried this before ? Thanks in advance for any advice.