Namibia has a good tourism infrastructure and service levels overall. Hotels will be simple but clean and welcoming often with a communal area to get refreshments or relax with a book. Our chosen campsites are well set-up and maintained, often with dining areas, barbecues, fire pits, small shop and bar, clean toilets and shower blocks (facilities are shared). Most camping pitches will have a tap for running cold water and a campfire, some of the sites also offer the use of charging points for cameras and phones.
Many of our chosen camping spots are within private lodge grounds with use of the facilities such as the pool, gardens and a bar. Camping is in two person tents, with the Explore leader and driver preparing the meals. One great feature of camping is that it really gives us a sense of being in the African bush as we camp under the starry skies listening to the surrounding wildlife. Everyone in the group will help with camp chores including setting up and taking down of camp and the loading/unloading of equipment. Like many adventures of this type, much of the team spirit and camaraderie is developed through mucking in with the basic camp responsibilities.
The demand for rooms and camping spots in Namibia is very high so our accommodation is subject to change even at short notice. Your Explore Leader will give a group briefing at the start of the trip about locations, driving times and any alterations to the running order that be necessary. Distances between accommodations can be vast and driving times may be affected.
Meal information for this trip:
During the trip your Explore Leader and crew will endeavour to manage all dietary requirements when cooking at the campsites and to recommend appropriate local restaurants/facilities. Group meals prepared by our leader are pre-planned and special dietary food products can be difficult to find due to the limited selection of products in remote areas, therefore, we request advise of any dietary requirements at least 45 days prior to your trip, otherwise we're unable to guarantee that requirements will be met. For medical or allergy related dietary requirements, we strongly recommend for you to bring some snacks with you to supplement your diet during the trip. Please note variety and options may be limited in certain areas but the team will aim to provide a full experience of the country's culture and food wherever possible.