I'm doing some planning for a family of 5, 3 adults 2 teenagers for our first trip in Namibia.
This is what I have so far - Trying not to stretch ourselves too thin as I notice all the drives are all pretty long distance. At the same time I'm not sure if some places are worth 2 nights stay? appreciate if someone can review and provide some advice? Some of us are avid photographers, the teenagers maybe not too much.
Day 1 - Arrival 2pm, likely we will be tired from a 14 hours flight. So we're just gonna pick up a car, buy some supplies, and start heading out north possibly to Immanuel wilderness lodge or the Elegant Farmstead for a night.
(2 nights Cape Cross)
Day 2 - Drive towards Cape Cross, its a long 5 hours drive, anticipate we will reach late afternoon. Staying 2 nights here.
Day 3 - Thinking of driving up north from cape cross - maybe towards Torra bay - anything interesting there ?
(2 nights Swakophund)
Day 5 - Maybe day trip to Spitzkoppe? Doable?
(2 nights Sesriem)
Day 6 - Drive towards Sesriem, anticipate another 4-5 hours drive
Day 7 - Staying an extra day here to check out the dunes around
(2 nights Luderitz)
Day 8 - Drive towards Luderitz, Looks like an even more gruelling drive, 6 hours? 500km??
Day 9 - Day trip to Kolmanskop possibly
(2 nights Fish River Canyon)
Day 10 - Drive towards Fish River Canyon.. yet another 5 hours drive...!
Day 11 - Maybe hike around the place a little..
(1 night Keetmanshoop)
Day 12 - Drive to Keetmanshoop - 2 hours+ I anticipate. Arrive early, I hear this is where all the quiver trees are ...(is 1 night sufficient, given we would arrive early after a 2 hours drive?)
(1 night Mariental)
Day 13 - Drive to Mariental - 2 hours+ away. We're stopping here just to break up the trip, as the next day we have to be at the airport in the morning. Anticipate we will have to depart at 6am next day to reach the airport at 10am. Possible??
Day 14 - We have a departing flight at 1pm
How does this all look?Edited: 21 November 2018, 01:51