Road-trips are the best, arenâ€™t they? Perhaps itâ€™s because of film culture, where weâ€™ve been fed with the romance of road trips, of getting out, hitting the road, with the wide-open skies overhead and just a vague destination in our minds. In Namibia, the first half of the year has two great opportunities for road trips, the first being the Independence holiday and the second the Easter long weekend. All you have to do is put in one or two days leave and take a trip. But where to, you ask? The most famous park in Namibia, of course. Take a road trip to Etosha and make it a trip to remember. Hereâ€™s how:
There is an infinite number of places in Namibia vying to be considered the most romantic spot in the country, but I believe the number one sign of an endorsement is an engagement. Because when you decide to pop the question – the big one – when you get down on your knees, you better be sure that the place you are kneeling in is epic enough to make her say yes without stammering.
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.
Arriving in Namibia many moons ago as a free man, not on any anti-depressants but with lots of hair and muscles, weekends were open for enjoyment. As a novice birder (2 months), I decided that Etosha should be the first place to conquer with my new-found knowledge and enthusiasm for the world of birds. Since I had been in the country for just one month there were a few birds to discover, over 600 to be more precise. Without wanting to bore the reader with the “wel en weÃ« van (ups and downs of) die blou bul birder” this might be of real importance to any novice Namibian and birder.
It starts with the first welcoming drink and warm hand towel handed to you upon arrival and it ends withâ€¦ well, actually it never ends. Luxury travel in and around Etosha will leave a lasting mark. Discovering a world-renowned national park in ultimate luxury is as simple as booking your stay at one or more of the lodges tried and tested by Travel News Namibia.