Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report 3 weeks in Uganda - Our Experience
  2. 2 Trip Report 2 Months in Ethiopia - My Experience
  3. 3 Morocco over Christmas
  4. 4 Itinerary Feedback: Kruger, Chobe, Victoria Falls, & Maasai Mara
  5. 5 Luggage restrictions-Kenya? Diani Beach?
  6. 6 OR Tambo to Arathusa: Fly or Drive
  7. 7 Botswana - Mobile Safari Operator Recommendations?
  8. 8 Kruger/sabi sands reserve Vs. Botswana
  9. 9 Has anyone been to Zanzibar and got tips?
  10. 10 Trip Report Uganda, Rwanda, and Zanzibar-Brief Trip Report
  11. 11 Cape Town + safari itinerary
  12. 12 Namibia.It has suddenly dawned on me.
  13. 13 Last-minute South Africa advice?
  14. 14 DOHA LAYOVER
  15. 15 Morocco Questions
  16. 16 Trip Report Egypt Quickie Trip
  17. 17 Botswana safari recs
  18. 18 Tanzania vs. Botswana
  19. 19 Safe to Travel to Morocco
  20. 20 Trip Report Amazing 40th Anniversary Celebration in South Africa
  21. 21 Swartberg Pass or not?
  22. 22 Botswana in January
  23. 23 FloShuttle. from Ben Gurion airport
  24. 24 Help please! Port Elizabeth/Addo Elephant
  25. 25 Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained in Dubai
View next 25 » Back to the top

Namibia for One Week! Where to go, what to see?!!

Jump to last reply

Hi all -- you guys were so helpful in planning my first safari trip to South Africa and a subsequent trip to Kenya and Tanzania. So, I am looking forward to some good suggesstions for Namibia.

I will traveling to South Africa for one week in mid-June with my three kids on business. I will then have 7 days to spend in Namibia! Please know that my kids are very well-traveled as this will be their 6th trip to South Africa, they were on the above-mentioned trips and they have traveled extensively through West Africa on vacation and for bare bones non-profit trips.

With this said, where should we go, where should we stay and how should we travel???!!!

In reading the forums, I am interested in Sossusvlei, Damarland and possibly Swakopmund or Kaokoland. However, if that seems like too much, I would skip Swakopmund or Kaokoland. Please note that Swakopmund would be for adventure sports and Kaokoland would be to visit the Himba. I would really like an experience visiting a native tribe. What do you guys think of visiting these three places? Yes or stick to two stops?

I am looking at Sossus Dune Lodge, Little Kulala, and And Beyond Sossusvlei when visiting Sossusvlei; Camp Kipwe or Mowani Mountain Camp for Damaraland. I have no options yet for Swakopmund or Kaokoland as I do not yet know if it feasible to do so much.

In terms of companies to help me plan, on the forums I have read about ATI, Discover Namibia, and Cardboard Box. Any thoughts, comments or recommendations?

I am looking at a combination of flying and driving. I would probably do guided drives as I can't make it around my own town with a GPS, so I cannot imagine driving myself in Namibia (husband has to work and cannot make this trip). I do want to be driven at least one leg as the posts have just raved about the scenery. However, I would add air as well just to conserve time. Again, thoughts or comments?

Lastly, I really do not have a strong opinion about what to do first, second, etc., so please feel free to weight in.

Thanks all. Sorry I wrote a book here but wanted to get out all my thoughts in order to get your great advice. I am looking forward to hearing from you and locking this down!

Enjoy the weekend.

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement