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For getting around we did very well with the Sygic application that we downloaded to our phone. It is free and you can download the maps of the countries you are interested in. It works like a GPS but without consuming data and, once installed on the phone, no internet connection is needed.
This is the route we followed, in case it serves as a guide to prepare yours. In case you have less days, you can do only one part of the trip, for example, only South Africa or Namibia.
If you consider that there are too many kilometers to drive, or too many days, you can adjust it to your interests. Internal flights will save you from doing so many kilometers, but it will also increase your budget a lot and, in our case, the cost of five flights is very noticeable. If you do not have many days it can also be interesting to cut down on travel time and use more internal flights. In the end it is a matter of weighing pros and cons.
The pace was very intense, but we like to see many things while we are traveling and take advantage of the fact that we are there with the eternal feeling that we may never be there again and that, for this reason, it is worthwhile to make the most of the days. Surely some of you share this vision and others think the opposite. In the end it is a matter of finding the balance and doing what each one prefers.
Traveling to Namibia on my own has been an incredible trip. Solitude, magic, nature, joy, anxiety, despair, tiredness, learning and so many thousands of other things that I can think of to define this adventure. Doing it on your own is not difficult but it is true that it is not as comfortable as other countries, you need to plan it well and have a lot of desire to live the experience. You need to feel that adrenaline that you can do it on your own (lose fears or prejudices) and that is not always easy. That is why I want to share a series of basic tips to help you travel on your own by car in Namibia.
If you are thinking of organizing a trip to Namibia you have probably already looked at it haha, but if I’m honest, at the beginning I was not very clear where to place this unknown country. “Namibia is in the south of Africa”, that’s all I knew haha and at the beginning I didn’t know what the capital of Namibia was! Did you know that Windhoek is the capital of Namibia? I don’t think I had heard that name before (well, I guess at school haha but I don’t remember it).
South Africa catai
Step aboard the vintage wooden carriages and relax as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. With discreet and friendly service, the finest cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era that embraces the timeless grace and romance of African exploration. The beautifully reconstructed carriages carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites. We will depart from the private Rovos station in Pretoria and travel south through the gold fields of the Witwatersrand. We can freshen up in our beautiful suite before joining other travelers in the lounge car or in the observation car at the rear of the train. At 13.00 hrs. we will enjoy lunch in the dining cars. At 16.30 hrs. we will have the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant tea in the lounge or observation cars. At 19.30 hrs. we will enjoy dinner in the dining cars. We have to remember that the dress code for dinner is “formal”. Overnight on board. Day 4 Kimberley – Karoo Uptington (All Inclusive) After enjoying breakfast in the dining cars, we will enjoy a tour of the Kimberley Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its settlement in 1871.
The Great Okavango River Route
Get ready to experience limitless horizons. You will see landscapes and genuine places like you never imagined. You will walk on the oldest sands of the planet in the Namib Desert and fly over them in a hot air balloon at dawn, meet the friendly Himba people, see animals in the wild in the magnificent Etosha National Park and dine on the Atlantic in the beautiful city of Swakopmund. Are you coming?
We, from here, as well as our local correspondents at your destination, organize tailor-made itineraries adapted to the type of trip you want to experience, so that you can continue to enjoy your hobbies while traveling or perhaps travel in search of new ones. You put the order to the words and the sense to your trip, we make it come true.