I can’t remember seeing as many sunrises and sunsets as in my time in Namibia’ – I kept hearing myself say when recounting the recent familiarization trip that my partner and I did to Namibia recently. We drove more than 6000 kms in our 4 x 4 and kept exclaiming over the extraordinary other-worldly vistas we encountered and the amazing up close to nature experiences – including a night under the stars. Namibia is a photographer’s dream.
Home to only two and a half million people and bordering South Africa, Zambia, Angola and Botswana, Namibia has the second-lowest population density in the world after Mongolia.
Our trip resembled a large horseshoe starting from Cape Town, crossing the border at the Orange River near Noordoewer, visiting the coastal town of Lüderitz, heading to the Dunes of Sossusvlei, up to the German town of Swakopmund, through Damaraland up to Etosha National Park and then turning the corner and heading down past the capital of Windhoek, through the Kalahari to the Fish River Canyon and on past Lambert’s Bay back to Cape Town. Whilst Namibia is a fantastic place for a road trip and in fact, the parking lots at the lodges are mostly filled with 4 x 4 s with rooftop tents, it also lends itself to luxury fly-in safaris with many lodges having their own airstrips and bush planes.
Gondwana Collection – The Desert Grace, Dune Star Camp, Canyon Village, Klein Aus
Journeys Namibia – Grootberg Lodge, Fish River Lodge
Wilderness Safaris – Little Kulala
Cormorant House, The Nest Hotel - Lüderitz
Hansa Hotel, The Strand Hotel - Swakopmund
Eningu Clay House Lodge (65 kms from the airport) - Windhoek
Swakopmund: The Tug Restaurant, Swakopmund Brauhaus
Windhoek: Joe’s Beerhouse, Stellenbosch
Read: Parts Unknown by Zirk Van Den Berg
Namibia is good for the soul. In this hectic, overwhelming world – the vastness and silence of Namibia offers solitude, a chance to unplug and healing sanity. Everyone should visit Namibia at least once in their lives. Vindigo Travel would love to help plan your trip. Whether it is a 3 day fly-in safari to Sossusvlei or an add-on to your South African adventure.
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