This trip is very varied and well thought out but ideally it could be a day longer (I’d have happily stayed an extra night at Waterberg Plateau).
Our Explore Leader was a great guy; very organised and enthusiastic about making our trip enjoyable and his ability to produce interesting and varied lunches at the roadside (within 10 minutes of stopping) was admirable. However, he did lack knowledge about Namibia and it was apparent that this was the first time he had led this trip and in some cases had visited some of the locations. As a result we often had to resort to guide books and the internet (when available) to get information about Namibia.
• Cycle tour of Swakopmund Township– organised locally via the hotel. We spent 3 hours in the township with a local guide who told and showed us so much about the history, structure and life in the township. This tour should be added to the Explore Itinerary as an optional extra.
• Waterberg Plateau: attempt the Mountain View walk, the view from the top is spectacular.
• Be prepared for some very long days sitting on the bus.
• Bring layers; it can be cold on the coast and on the early morning/evening game drives.
Published on: 25 September 2016