Namibia

 

Totally unexpected I ended up in the Zovu Elephant Lodge in the most northeastern point of the country. I just spent 3 weeks traveling in Namibia and was about to cross the border into Botswana. Well, that didn’t go as planned and before I realized I was on a boat safari in Chobe National Park, taking close up photos from elephants and giraffes while a big crocodile was sunbathing just a meter away.

My stay in the Zovu Elephant Lodge was very brief, but I had a total blast. Unfortunately I only had 1 free day in my busy schedule traveling overland in Africa, but the memories from Zovu Elephant Lodge and the safaris on the Chobe River will be vivid for a long time.

Off the beaten path in Namibia feels so weird to say, because isn’t that what Namibia stands for already? Being the second least densely populated country in the world, it is a great destination to get away from it all. But when you dig deeper you will find some extraordinary places to stay and one of them is the Namushasha River Lodge in the Caprivi Region.

 

Is Windhoek worth visiting? Yes, I would say. Give it a chance! There are a couple cool landmarks to see and some remarkable history to discover. Learning how Namibia became an independent country gives you some great background information for your Namibia trip and understanding its culture.

In this complete Windhoek travel guide I will first list the best places to visit and then come up with some really cool things to do. At the end I will also give you some sightseeing and other travel tips for Windhoek. With the help of this blog I am sure you will be making the most of your trip to Windhoek.

 

When I was looking for cool things to do in South Namibia I came across the Fish River Canyon. This 160 kilometer long canyon intrigued me with the pictures I found online and when I decided to look where to stay I found Fish River Lodge. The Fish River Lodge reviews showed me it was one of the best places to stay in Fish River Canyon.

 

Responsible travel is a hot item and that obviously is a good thing. So now and then I get people asking what I think about my carbon footprint flying so much around the world. And yeah I definitely wish it would be way less, but what can I do? Stop taking planes? That obviously is kind of impossible so I contributed in my own way for a more sustainable world by joining the Namibia wildlife conservation project Oana Flora & Fauna.

 

You must think what kind of blog is that now? From flying first class to Namibia to hitchhiking in Namibia? That is a huge contrast! I admit, it totally is. But you know me: always in for an adventure and for everything a first time. Hitchhiking in Namibia was not planned but more or less born out of necessity. And what an adventure it turned out to be…

 

When you think about Namibia tours, you obviously think about Africa. And when we think about Africa we think about safari, right? Yes me too! But let me tell you Namibia is not only about safari. In fact some of the best tourist spots in Namibia have nothing to do with wildlife. What about Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, the incredible sand dunes and Sossusvlei and Deadvlei?

 

Traveling to Namibia soon and flying to Windhoek? In world's second least densely populated country I can't preach enough to get a local sim card. Buying a sim card in Namibia is the best way to avoid high roaming costs, get high speed mobile internet and the best network. This is your guide for buying a Namibia sim card with where to get one, the best network, up to date prices as of April 2021 and everything else you need to know.