Expat, Namibia, Travel, Travel with kids

Visit Epic Namibia – Go. See. Do. Be.

Red dunes, open plain and mountains, Wolvedans.

Epic is the only word to describe the vast, untouched and immensely photogenic Namibian landscape.   The open space and the scale of the diverse scenery is mind boggling .

Would I want to live somewhere so remote? Not on your Nellie. Would I visit again? In a heartbeat.

There is more, so much more to write about Namibia, but here’s a quick summary of our highlights:

An Ode to Namibia

We had red sand in our pockets

Golden dune sand in our shoes

Epic landscapes stretched forever

Got the post Namibia blues

Shadows over red dunes Namibia.

Drank a Windhoek beer in Windhoek

Saw fairy circles, oryx, stars

Got a flat tire in the desert

‘Cos roads are gravelly, not tarred

Scoffed apple pie in Solitaire

Drove to the farm that time forgot

But the sunset was to die for

And the weather roasting hot

Rusting vehicles in Namibian desert town.

There was action and adventure

Dune-boarding downwards at high speed

Quads and camels in the desert

Thankfully no pants were peed

Sandboarding in golden dunes near Swakopmund.

Pelicans, seals and flamingos

Champagne and oysters out at sea

A tall burly German sea captain

A lonely shipwreck and seaweed

A return trip in the planning?

Plenty more things to be done

Salt pans, ghost towns and cave rock art

Explore a whole new can of fun

Planning a trip to Namibia?

Check out our family road trip highlights.  We travelled from Windhoek to Sossussvlei and then headed on to Swakopmund. The drives are long, but the unfurling scenery is hypnotic and incomparable.

When planning for our trip I asked for advice for friends who had already visited. Here are the 5 essential ‘know-before-you-go’ tips for travelling to Namibia. They are all useful and worth checking out if you’re planning a holiday there.  We found them useful, number 5 would never had occurred to us.

Namibia is epic.  

Go.  See.  Do.  Be.

Sunset over the mountains, Namibia.



11 thoughts on “Visit Epic Namibia – Go. See. Do. Be.”

    1. Thanks Joan. The desert is stunning. I’ve never been anywhere quite like it. So beautiful and peaceful and a surprising amount of plant, insect and animal life. It’s hard work hiking up the dunes in the heat. Our kids preferred Swakopmund with all it’s adventure activities.

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    1. Cheers Amanda. It really was an adventure – all of it, but especially the bit where I clocked 52kpm hurtling down the dunes on a flimsy bit of ply board. I highly recommend everything we did, even staying at the ‘Farm that Time Forgot’ and getting up ridiculously early to get to Sossusvlei to climb a big red dune.

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    1. He he, thanks Sine. Looks like you had quite the time of it with all those flat tyres. We were very lucky and just had one (while it was parked up at the Rangers station at our lodge, so they fixed it for us).

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  1. WAOOO ! Your picts are incredible, I never thought of adding Namibia to our bucket list but now .. Great post, thanks for sharing!


    1. Hi Estelea – Do consider going at some point, it’s fab. Maybe not with under 5’s though – there’s a lot of time in the car and small children wouldn’t be old enough for some of the activities. Otherwise, I completely recommend it.

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