The lap of luxury

The lap of luxury…

There is massive contrast between the rest of the trip and Namibia. This is really overland travel heaven, it has all the wild, remote, spectacular and difficult routes that are as good as Bolivia or Kyrgyzstan, with the bonus of better wildlife, yet the evening camping spots are astoundingly good.

We can camp at “lodges” where each camp site has its own individual toilet and shower block, a shelter with tables and chairs, water and power supply. Even the “bush” camps overlook watering holes or river beds and have rustic set ups like toilets with three sides only but views to die for. Even then we have our own “open to the sky” showers and toilets that work!

If we are at the lodges we can eat at the restaurant if we like, in the bush we cook ourselves, stocked up at the good supermarkets in the bigger towns. All a very far cry from scrawny chicken and rice and haggling in the markets of the villages on the way.

This is easily the best set up destination for overland travellers that I have yet encountered, in all my trips, quite a pleasant shock




Another Namibian sunset
This was the view from the loo at one of the “bush” campsites
One campsite even had a watering hole were we could watch animals at the end of the day while enjoying a drink
A view towards tomorrows road from the pool
This campsite even had a lovely cool infinity pool to counter the heat of the drive at the end of the day
Another campsite another private loo and shower and shelter
A typical camp spot at a lodge, your own bathroom, shower, kitchen, shelter, table and chairs. We use the facilities to good advantage to get the washing done drying quickly in the hot desert breeze
We see wildlife just driving between destinations

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