🙂 Vast, wide open spaces, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, abundant wildlife, ghost town being consumed by the desert – AMAZING.
🙁 Dry and hot (but we like that). Loooong straight roads! Lost every single photo taken on the trip as not downloaded the photos when we got back – BIG mistake.
Currency: Namibian Dollar
This country is quite simply SPECTACULAR! Remote wilderness, natural raw beauty from the sea on the Skeleton Coast to the dunes and dead tree valleys at Sossusvlei to the prolific wildlife of Etosha to the interesting cultures of the diverse Namibian people. Dead straight roads that go on forever, wide open skies boasting the most stunning sunrises and sunsets beyond imagination. Perfect settings for an incredible road trip …
Day1: Windhoek to Bagatelle Game Ranch – 307KM / 3hrs30min Day 2: Quiver Tree Forest Rest Camp – 285Km; Day 3: Giants Playground to Canyon Roadhouse to Hobas Camp – 280Km; Day 4: Ai-Ais Hot Springs to Klein Aus Vista Campsite – 300Km; Day 5: Gorab Desert Horses to Kolmanskop to Diaz Point to Luderitz to Sossusvlei Dune Lodge – 600Km; Day 6: Sesriem Canyon, Hot Air Balloon Flight, Elim Dune; Day 7: Big Daddy Dune to Solitaire to Dune 7 to Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe – 516Km; Day 8: Organ Pipes to Palmwag – 345Km; Day 9 & 10: Omarunga Epupa Falls Camp site; Day 11: Olifantsrus Camp, Etosha Pan – 400Km; Day 12: Okaukuejo Camp Site, Etosha Pan – 125Km; Day 13: Halali Camp Site, Etosha Pan – 70Km; Day 14: Namutoni Camp Site, Etosha Pan – 70Km; Day 15: Onkoshi, Etosha Pan; Day 16: Okonjima – 360Km; Day 17: Windhoek – 264Km
Insurance covered Covid: Battleface
THREE THINGS WE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT NAMIBIA:
- Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world. (Greenland is world’s least densely populated territory and Mongolia is the world’s least densely populated country). Despite this, it is home to 13 different ethnic groups.
- Namibia is home to the world’s largest populations of free roaming cheetahs circa 2500-3000 and the world’s largest population of free roaming black rhino.
- Namibia is the first country in the world to incorporate environment protection in its constitution.
WORTHY CHARITY: Africat located at Okonjima which is a family run business dedicated to conservation via a large number of projects spearheaded by them. Truly worthy.
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