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2 weeks in Namibia!!

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We just spent 2 fantastic weeks in Namibia! We rented a 2WD Toyota Corolla and drove all over. Here's our itinerary.

* Windhoek, Pension Palmquell, 1 night - Nice place! It's a bit outside of town but you can walk (20 minutes) or drive. I'd stay there again for sure!
* just outside Etosha on the east side, Etosha Aoba Lodge, 1 night - Another nice place! A cool little lodge with several individual bungalows out in the middle of the scrubby woods. Nice management, good food, good location.
* Etosha, Okaukuejo rest camp, 2 nights - We had bungalow #1 close to the waterhole. The accommodations were a bit worn out but acceptable. Great waterhole right there with lots of critters!
* Damaraland, Mowani Mountain Lodge, 2 nights - Loved it!! Tents on stilts with great views, bathrooms, excellent management! The coolest thing was going on the elephant drive where we saw lots of desert elephants up close and personal. :)
* near Omaruru, Erongo Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights - Loved it!! More laid back than Mowani but still nice. Tents on platforms, friendly management, excellent food and just all around cool! Great place!!
* Swakopmund, Sea Breeze Guesthouse, 3 nights - Loved it! Very nice place on the beach in a nice residential neighborhood outside town. Excellent management, nice views, all around nice place to stay. Swakopmund is a great little town to poke around, shop and eat out in.
* near Sossusvlei, Desert Homestead, 2 nights - Stone walled cabins with mosquito netting covered beds, nice bathrooms and view of the scrubby plains. Good food, very friendly staff and close to Sossusvlei (30 minutes from the entrance).

That's it! Our 2WD did fine but we ended up with a flat at the end of the trip. Some of the roads are a bit rugged. People were friendly everywhere! I have a very wimpy stomach but I drank the water, ate whatever and had zero problems. I booked the flights and car but used Cardboard Box to book the accommodations. They were excellent! My advice is to book early if possible! We had a hard time getting what we wanted because many places were already full. Any question, feel free to ask! Thanks to Nicci and her hub for giving me lots of info! :)

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