Monday, November 9, 2009

Namibia, Land of Contrasts

For Tom's 60th Birthday, I'm taking him to Namibia. Our itinerary looks like this:

19-Nov - Depart Seattle at 07:10am
20-Nov - Arrive Johannesburg at 05:05pm; Spend one night at the Intercontinental Airport Sun at the airport

21-Nov - Arrive Namibia; Spend one night at Olive Grove Guest House in Windhoek
22-Nov - Arrive at Kulala Desert Lodge for 2 nights
23 Nov - Balloon Safari over Sossusvlei Dunes
24-Nov - Spend one night at the Stiltz in Swakopmund; enjoy a desert tour
25-Nov - Arrive at Damaraland Camp for two nights in Damaraland

27-Nov - Arrive at Serra Cafema in Kunene for 2 nights

This is where the Himba people live. This Himba woman is putting a special cream of fat and ochre on her body, which gives them that beautiful and mystical red shine.

29-Nov - Arrive at Ongava Tented Camp, Etosha Pan, for two nights and at Little Ongava for one night

2-Dec - Arrive at Okonjima Camp for two nights and learn about their Cheetah Rescue program

4-Dec - Arrive at Hotel Heinitzburg in Windhoek

5-Dec - Arrive Johannesburg; drive to Madikwe for 5 nights at Jaci's Safari Lodge and Tree Camp
8-Dec - Celebrate Tom's 60th at Jaci's in style!
10-Dec - Depart J-burg at 9:05pm
11-Dec - Arrive back in Seattle