I can't wait to get back to Namibia. Going back in 11 days! This trip is special for a few reasons:
First, I love Namibia. One of my favorite places on Earth. I think Dolomite in Western Etosha is truly special. Second, I am taking my 3 older brothers with me (all over age 42). I invited them last year and was able to convince them to go. One of them had never been out of the country. Another only to Central America. The last has been to Europe once. This will be a true treat. They are all people that love nature, animals, new experiences and adventure.
We will be doing a "shortened" trip from what I would like to do. But, everyone's different work schedule dictated it.
We are self-driving. Toyota Hilux 4 door with cab on back.
We fly from Nashville to Atlanta and then Atlanta to Johannesburg. The second flight is an overnight flight of about 15 hours.
We overnight in Johannesburg due to flight times.
We fly in early morning on Air Namibia to WIndhoek (8am) and hit the road.
One night up towards Kamajab as a break headed north.
Two nights Dolomite
2 nights Halali
One night Okaukuejo
One night Frans Indongo
Back to Windhoek
I know it is short, but my brothers have never been gone for more than 6 or 7 days from their homes and families. This is really a stretch, but I think we will have a blast. 8 days in Namibia, 11 days total travel time.
We are doing a couple of night drives with the NWR camps. Hiking some around Frans Indongo. We have some very nice binoculars and cameras. We love wildlife.
We used an in-country outfitter (again) because of the logistics in Namibia. I just heard that a bunch of reservations were lost a couple of weeks ago from NWR. My TO tracked ours down and re-confirmed. I strongly suggest to anyone going to Namibia to use an in-country TO for this and many other reasons. I saved money compared to what I could book on my own. Even those that use cardboard box are probably paying more than I am, and I have a TO to contact and arrange everything.
It is far too quick for my liking, but I have always said, a short trip is better than staying home. I would rather be a little rushed than be at work....
Thanks to everyone that has given advice and help. Even after going, it is good to get other's views and help. I think I am more excited this time than the very first time I ever went.
Thanks again everyone!