All over the world visitors are attracted to the obvious must-sees. To those images which catch the eye on a TV screen, in a travel magazine or on a billboard. Images are the most powerful tool in tourism and luckily, Namibia is one of the most photogenic destinations. There are so many places in our country begging one to come closer, look deeper and become part of the picture.
Endless stretches of both asphalt and gravel dissect and are scattered across, over and through the vast plains, hills and valleys of this beautiful country. So often the greatest Namibian adventures lie just around the next bend or just beyond the next turn-of. For the avid traveller, the adventurer at heart, nothing quite beats the freedom and wonder of a self-drive safari through this spectacular corner of Africa. But what if staying in lodges isnâ€™t quite your thing? Do you prefer the rugged appeal of camping, minus the hassle? Well, what if we told you that thereâ€™s a middle ground? The term is â€˜glampingâ€™. A combination of the luxuries and style of lodge-living and the freedom and often unparalleled immersion in nature by camping.
â€œYou said you and me was gonna get outta town and, for once, just really let our hair down. Well, darlinâ€™, look out, â€™cause my hair is cominâ€™ down!â€ â€“ Thelma and Louise
Two girls, one car and one chance to get out of town and have an adventure. Sound familiar? Wheels on the road, the sky a wide arc above us and only the black line of the road stretched out in front of us. Our destination? The Waterberg Plateau National Park. Just two hours from Namibiaâ€™s capital, the Waterberg is easy to get to, fun to explore and great for families. For two chicks though? Well, weâ€™re not unfamiliar with â€œroughing itâ€ and, in fact, thatâ€™s our usual setting. Turning off the B1 that runs like a bloodline through Namibia from its southern border to the north-eastern tip, we waved at traffic officers on duty, who smiled cheerfully and waved us through, after curiously glancing into our car looking for the men that they guessed must be hidden somewhere. Nope, no guys, just us two girls.