Namibia is a country of open space, it is wild and untouched.
There aren’t many citys in Namibia, if you love to see a lot of different landscape this is the right country for you.
Arrived at the airport in Windhoek. If you decided to rent a car you probably can pick it up at the airport. If you have to take a taxi I recommend to get it with someone else. It is cheaper!
How to get around? The Mainliner Bus – it is cheap and they are pretty good. If you wait for your bus and the bus is to late, don’t worry, absolutly normal in Namibia. When I left Grunau my bus arrived 5 hours later than the boarding time was.
Accommodation – I recommend the Chameleon Backpacker in Windhoek. They are well organised and they also offer you cheap food. Just relax at the pool while you wait for your food that you orderd at the bar.
I was staying for three weeks in Grunau on Savanna guest farm lodge. I was working there as a horse trainer. Erich runs the farm and he looks after his guests very well. He offers breakfast and dinner every day and it is always a buffet, you get lots of choices. If you want, the kitchen will make you an english breakfast, toast with eggs, tomatoes and bacon.
The next bigger city to Grunau is Keetmanshoop. You get your groceries from there, you can do some other shopping.
Tips and Tricks:
- Don’t underestimate the distances in Namibia, sometimes it takes you 100 km to the next gas station.
- Don’t drive at night. Do your driving during the day and stay in a guest farm, backpackers or something like that at night
- Be careful on the Highways
- Don’t go out at night. If you have to get to the airport at night make sure you booked a taxi that picks you up.
I don’t wanna say it is a dangerous country but you have to be careful. When I left Grunau I was waiting at the gas station for 5 hours, bymyself, and nothing happened to me, I actually had a funny night with the guys from the gas station. Namibia is definitly worth a visit! Such a special country!