I’ve been reading the posts on Namibia, Damarland and Etosha – thank you for all the time you put in to providing so much information!
My mum is turning 80 and is treating us to 2 days at Sabi Sabi in mid September followed by 9 or 10 days in Cape Town and surrounds to introduce my 10 year old daughter to “her Africa”. Mum grew up in Windhoek / South West and we have around 7 days at the end of the trip to explore this area. (Mum will stay in Cape Town / Hermanus).
We are planning on flying from Cape Town to Walvish Bay (day 1), taking the 4x4 trip to Sandwich Harbour the next day (day 2) and then heading via the Moonscape / Goanikotes to Damaraland (day 3 + day 4) where we’d like to stay for 2 nights at Mowani Mountain camp before heading to Etosha (day 5 + day 6) and then returning. For work reason, I’ll need to return to Australia, while my daughter and her godfather will return to Cape Town for another week or two before accompanying mum back home.
It’s a big trip and very special for all of us. We don’t need luxury, but would pay extra if it meant great landscape / animals.
- Should we return to Walvish Bay or Windhoek? (We fly into Johannesburg on Singapore Airlines)
- Given our time constraints + our previous Sabi Sabi stay + time in Damarland, where should we pick for Etosha in the beginning of October? David saw the post for Tandala Ridge (sorry mfuwe! – he’s a zoologist) but I worry that it is not really what we are looking for on this trip.
- We’d like to self drive and are happy to work with an agent (eg Gemma) but would like to have a clearer idea before talking.