Windhoek - Post Report Question and Answers
What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?
The camping is wonderful. Spitzkoppe for wild camping must be one of the most magical experiences ever. The Gobabeb Desert research stations is great" in the middle of nowhere and you get to meet and interact with all kinds of scientists (wild life, climate change, geologists) Tours of the Uranium mine (buy ticket in Swakopmund). Moon desert tour (buy ticket in Swakopmund) - Jan 2021
It is a beautiful place to live. The houses are large and most have pools with tarps and heaters. Most houses also have lapas and braais (African Bbq). People are very friendly to foreigners. This is a smaller post so people get to know each other well and CLO events are typically well attended by Americans. - Jan 2016
Etosha in the dry season is a sight to be seen. Sossusveli was great. Zambezi a treasure. Regional trips to South Africa have been fabulous. At night, even in the city, the stars are amazing. Walking with a Cheetah. - Jun 2015
We've gone down to the amazing sand dunes in Sossusvlei, home of the oldest desert on earth (or as our preschool daughter thought, the biggest sandbox in the world) and have gone on numerous game drives with our little ones. Namibia is really good about letting the smaller kids be a part of the game drives---we've had no problems bringing our five year old and our not-quite-two year old with us everywhere. Because they're so small, they also aren't charged for food and lodging at the lodges around the country, making travel much more affordable for us. - May 2013
Safaris, rock carvings, climbing dunes. The landscape changes from area to area and never fails to impress. The city is quiet/peaceful which is nice. Traffic is minimal, making getting around relatively easy. - Jan 2013
Traveling and seeing birds and large game. Love the scenery and open spaces. Flying over the Skeleton Coast was awesome. Proximity to South Africa, inexpensive flights there. Swakopmund on the coast is nice, most folks go there for the summer holidays (i.e. Christmas/New Years). Much cooler than inland! - Jul 2012