16 June 2024
Day 6831 January 2020 in Namibia ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

Beautiful sunset at Sesriem Canyon. Went to visit a gorge first. Very enjoyable walk and an opportunity to marvel at the power and patience of nature. The canyon, about 4 km from Sesriem itself, which is the second most important tourist attraction in the area after Sossusvlei. It is a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab river in the local sedimentary rock, about one kilometre long and up to 30 metres deep.

The name Sesriem is Afrikaans and means “six rawhide thongs”, given by settlers on the Dorsland Trek who had to join six such thongs in order for a bucket to reach the water. Sesriem Canyon is only two metres wide in some places, and has a portion that permanently contains water, which many animals use. So, now you know

Sessrium Canyon with some of my travel mates. (Please click on any image to enlarge gallery)

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