Namibia, September 2019
Thank you for your welcome message and thank you for the organization of our wonderful holiday.
Namibia is a wonderful country with lovely people and well organized. It’s a pity that it’s so very dry there. Especially for the inhabitants but for us as well. Due to the dry period the landscape does look the same most of the time. Sometimes we felt like being on the moon if we looked at the landscape.
Because there was hardly any fresh bush around in Etosha National Park it was easy to spot animals. Unfortunately the animals don’t have places to hide because of the drought. We think South Africa has more green bushes and that’s what the animals need and what we prefer to see. Our 4×4 Hilux was a great car. We didn’t had any problems with it and we even didn’t had a flat tire the entire holiday.
Our first overnight stop was at a Farm which looked amazing. The German owner advised us not to camp that night but to stay in an available room due to the strong winds which were coming during the night. We followed her advice and had a very nice evening with the family over dinner. They told us a lot about how they run the Farm.
Unfortunately we had very strong winds durning the second night so we were forced to prepare our rooftent in the middle of the night and we slept in our vehicle. The strong wind was still around when we visited the Sossusvlei/Deadvlei.
The Spitzkoppe camp site was great. Such an amazing place. In Swakopmund we stayed in a very nice hotel. We were surprised that so many people still speak German in Swakopmund.
Saving an eland antelope was the highlight of our holiday. We drove up a steep dirt road along some farms when out of the blue a group of Eland antelope stood in front of our car. The elands scared us but we scared them as well. Due to this one of them got stuck in some wires when they tried to run away from us. It took us about 30 minutes to set her free. An amazing feeling to help a huge animal like this.
We like to thank you for this wonderful holiday.
Best regards, Anneke & Hans