10 day road-trip in beautiful Namibia. A must-visit for all nature lovers.
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Africa10 days / November 2015
Highs & Lows
Sunrise on top of Dune 45 Sossusvlei
The weather was getting very hot (it's very hot in Namibia between October to March)
Q & A
What would you have changed?
If possible, book a flight to arrive in Windhoek in the morning so you don't have to spend a night there as it's a bit of a waste of time. Same with return flight.
How was the food?
Breakfast and dinners are included in the price in most lodges. Lunch is served upon request and charged for extra. You can also request a lunch box to take with you.
What tips would you give a friend?
Bring lots of cash exchange your money in the first bank you see. Many places are cash only (though that could have changed already) and if you don't have enough money exchanged, you might not be able to buy petrol, etc. Also, banks were closed on weekends, which made the whole thing a bit trickier.
Bring clothes for summer and winter. It's very hot during the day but the temperature drops drastically at night (especially on a desert). Also, a pair of higher shoes won't hurt. And always check your shoes before putting your foot inside. For scorpions and other surprises.
You need an International driver's license to drive a car in Namibia. Experience driving on gravel roads is helpful though I gained experience while on a trip and somehow only managed to get stuck a few times ;) Also, don't drive at night. It's very dangerous as you can hit and kill animals.
It gets dark so quickly! Worth to keep that in mind if you have to set up a camp. Especially if it's the first time in your life that you have to set up a tent on the roof of your car.
We planned and booked everything by ourselves. Starting from flights, cars and accommodations. I recommend booking accommodation way in advance as some lodges sell out months in advance.