The Travel Africa Magazinesays: Let’s get this show on the road
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Let’s get this show on the road
Phil Clisby recounts a recent(ish) self-drive trip around Namibia, accompanied by his soon-to-be-wife and two-year-old son. In part one, he journeys from Windhoek to Sossusvlei via Erongo and Swakopmund
It’s hot. And I’m sweating profusely, despite the air con. A complete contrast to the freezing December weather we left behind in the UK; our winter coats thrown into the depths of the boot of our 4WD, to be left unseen for the next two weeks.
We drive out of Windhoek, heading for the wilderness of Erongo. After a couple of hours easy travelling on smooth tarmac we turn off the highway on to gravel, for our first experience of off-roading. We soon get the hang of it, skipping across the surface at a good lick, so as not to feel every bump and divot.
After 10km of dust flying in our wake – having belatedly remembered to close all the windows first – we reach the entrance to Erongo Wilderness Lodge. A sign informs us that the lodge is 800m up a very steep hill.
We take a deep breath, engage 4WD, slam our trusty steed into first gear and make our way up the slope at a speed that resembles that of a 180-year-old tortoise; the vehicle rocking as if we are on a boat, as we crawl up the somewhat uneven track.
How will Donald Trump’s presidency affect African tourism?
Do you remember that old children’s song where Nellie the Elephant lost her trunk and cried for help with a “trumpety trump”? The million dollar question is: did her “trumpety trumping” make things better or worse? I ask the same question: will a Trump president make things better or worse for African tourism? Read more…
Take a walk on the wild side
Trekking in wildlife reserves in Africa is a truly memorable experience. The Kingdom of Swaziland positively encourages people to explore its game parks, of course only those that have do not have any of the Big 5 – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Escape mass tourism and discover real Africa on foot. Read more…
Highlights for our next edition of Travel Africa magazine include:
A practical guide to help you plan your trip to Zambia’s Luangwa Valley
Bush skills and bushmen trackers in Botswana’s Central Kalahari GR
All you need to know about self-drive in Namibia
Ten secret parks for wildlife enthusiasts in South Africa
Child-friendly spots along Kenya’s coast
High adventures in Uganda’s Jinja
The benefits of responsible tourism in Malawi
Stunning photographs of Morocco’s saffron industry… plus so much more
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