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    Hehehe ... driving on sand isn't as easy as it looks. But yeah, I have to agree, Namibia's pretty photogenic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavandje View Post
    Hehehe ... driving on sand isn't as easy as it looks. But yeah, I have to agree, Namibia's pretty photogenic...
    Yes. After my initial humiliation I developed a strategy of driving as fast as possible when on sand to avoid getting stuck. On the way to Sossusvlei we picked up a couple of Dutch girls who were hitchhiking. I don't think they we quite prepared for the experience of my driving. They were in the back of the Landrover, nearly hitting the roof with each bump. At one point we rounded a corner and an oryx came from nowhere. I slammed on the brakes at a fast speed with the oryx just inches from the front bumper. Those things are fast and it managed to get away unscathed. I am sure those girls have some thoughts about "American drivers."
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    Heh.

    The trick to driving on sand seems to consist in driving like a maniac with considerable finesse.

    Wildlife certainly spices things up, and the distractions offered by a vehicle full of shrieking girls just add to the fun. Or something.

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