DESTINATION: Namibia W/ Jill Paider
Having fallen madly in love with South Africa, I wanted to explore more of the continent. Namibia offers unparalleled desert vistas and is a safe place to travel throughout the country by car, allowing for a unique experience to be one with nature.
Food & Wine
For those on safari, the meals depend a lot on the type of safari you book and/or lodge you stay in. Namibia is known for its game, meat, dried sausages and stews. Excellent South African wines are commonly found at most lodges and dining establishments.
Getting There & Away: There are direct flights to Johannesburg from New York, Atlanta and Washington D.C. From there it is a two-hour flight to Windhoek, Namibia.
Budgeting Tips: There are a variety of safari companies that offer specials during certain times of the year or when trips are under-booked. Get on these email lists and watch for deals.
Packing Considerations: Game drives typically happen early in the morning and early evening (5 a.m. and 5 p.m.) The mornings can be quite cool, so it’s best to have a reasonably warm jacket on hand. Safari clothing and good walking shoes are a must.
Good To Know: The majority of internal roads are unpaved – something to keep in mind if you’re planning to drive around the country.
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