Into the Wild, Namibia Self Drive
Apr 28, 2014
About the Guidebook
Namibia is a place that evokes spiritual and human awakening and awareness. Driving through this country you suddenly feel that you're small and the meaning of your life doesn't depend on a paycheck or job back home. The country tugs at your heart and mind, makes you think about what you're doing on this earth and brings you closer to yourself. This country will easily make you a better person when you leave its grasps and be closer to the people who joined you on this excursion.
Local Knowledge & Cool Perks
I've been to Namibia three times over the past two years, having spend close to 6 months planning the separate trips. I know the car rental companies to use, the places to stay and where to eat. I can share the safety tips, best practices and areas to avoid. It's a country you just don't want to book a ticket and go, you need to do some research and planning in advance. Fortunately for you, I've already done all that planning multiple times and here I'm sharing my advice, tips, insight and guidance to make your planning as simple as purchasing this guide, and making some easy reservations online.
This is a trip that can be split up multiple ways, with many routes and optional add ons. This isn't perfect by any means, but this is the route that works for most people - a counter-clockwise jaunt through the country in less than two weeks. It can be done in 7-10 days to perfection.
Having spent months planning my first trip, I know the tricks of the trade. Bring some Namib Dollars with you to pay for park entrance fees. Always gas up, whenever you are down to your reserve tank. Stock your little fridge in the back of the land rover before and during your trip. Most importantly, take this guide and book everything so you can make the ultimate driving playlist for the next 2 months instead of worry about planning for this trip.
If you need any additional help or advice or a custom answer, please feel free to message me and I will help out when and where I can.
This trip without question will change your life and perspective on Africa, it's people and how to truly travel.
About the Author
I've lived in Greater Boston for over 10 years in different neighborhoods - ranging from the North End, Brighton and the Seaport and Fort Point Channel. I was born in Boston and haven't left the city area for 32 years (minus some amazing travel).