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We were a small but 'elite' group - 'holy moly' - we were the beautiful family who enjoyed every aspect of this trip
The challenge of the cycling conditions, in excessive heat, but in the most inspirational landscape, did not defeat us
I chose this trip because of the physical challenge, however, my first glimpse of a lion at close quarters was almost overwhelming
Shane & Enrico shared the lead - always smiling - they ensured this trip was full of fun & laughter
The heat is excessive most days - you must keep well covered & well hydrated
This trip suited a small group - the maximum number would quite possibly make for uncomfortable vehicle transfers
I loved this trip, and seeing, climbing and then flying over the amazing dunes lived up to my expectations. Big bucket list tick for that. And the wildlife round and about, but especially in Etosha (particularly at the camp waterhole) was brilliant. Watching rhino's preliminary mating dance, elephants bathing and a stand off with a pride of lions, from a safe distance while supping red wine, was one of life's great experiences.
Standing on top of the dunes at sunrise.
Shane and Happy did a great job and were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The cycle guide for this trip (Jaco) less so - but it didn't spoil the trip.
If you are not used to cycling on gravel / sand, it takes a little while to feel comfortable and can be an adventure in itself. There are some long straight stretches of tarmac (especially in the second week), which go from nowhere to nowhere, which is an experience, but not like cycling through villages etc like you get on some other trips. There is no one there! Although the scenery is stunning and changes from day to day - on any particular ride it can be quite samey, so worth bearing in mind if you are easily bored, also as it is mainly quite flat. Having said that - it's more fun being on the bike for part of the day than it would be in a truck all day and can be a bit of "zen" experience! I thought it was great - in the main:)
Hire a sleeping bag from the local operator - good quality and warm enough. Book it before you go.
June is a great time to go - dry and pleasantly hot days. Chilly at night - take layers. I can't imagine doing this trip in December! TOOO hot, even with early starts.
This is quite basic & remote camping - and all the better for that. Fantastic star gazing. All sites had good showers and loos. One even has a surreal bath with a view!
Go see Namibia - it's an extraordinary and beautiful place. This trip is a great way to do it.
Namibia would not be my number ever travel destination as much of the country is ordinary and the distances between the highlights are too long. That said don't dismiss it. The two things that most fascinated me was the seeming harmony between all the races and tribes, compared with just over the border in South Africa and the maintenance of a significant German influence in both architecture (old and new) and language. And for the latter it is over a 100 years since it was a German colony.
The day I enjoyed most was mouching around Swakapmund soaking up the atmosphere and talking to locals and tourists alike.
The whole support crew (3) were excellent in their own very different ways. They obviously got on like a house on fire with each other and this helped create a very sociable atmosphere.
Expect gravelly roads and camping, not glamping.
No, a quality local hire bike is included in the overall price of this cycling holiday.
If you prefer the familiarity of your own bike, you may of course bring it along. A discount of GBP150 will apply if you do so.
If you hold a UK passport, you don't need a visa for Namibia. The same applies to other Commonwealth passport holders and quite a few European countries. If you are unsure, please check with the nearest embassy or contact Exodus.
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