You'll have noticed that link above that brings you to another facebook contest that we entered. Just an update that we are now in the top three of that contest to win 25 nights of free accommodation (with breakfast!) in Namibia. This accommodation is being supplied by the Gondwana Collection Namibia who operate a series of lodges, campgrounds, and cottages across Namibia.
We will be camping here!!
Photo supplied by Gondwana Collection Namibia
In fact, our three and a half week camping trip that is being organized by ATI Holidays already has us booked in at a few of the Gondwana campgrounds so we're looking forward to telling you about them. But we would really love to also tell you about all of their lodges. So, when we finish our camping trip and if we can finish the contest in the top three, we will be making an effort to visit as many of the lodges as possible to experience everything Gondwana Collection has to offer.
You can help us out by visiting the link and voting 5 stars every day for the picture titled "Flower Power".
In doing the research as to how we're going to get around...it turns out that Namibia and especially South Africa have a very good long distance bus service. And, not a bad rail system with very inexpensive passenger service! Who would have thought?? The buses are actually a little pricey, but the train seems very cheap.
Southern Africa bus routes.
Southern Africa train routes.
So, this may be another worthwhile transportation option if buying and selling a used car proves to be difficult.
It's almost looking like the country of Botswana is dropping off our radar. We want to spend as much time in Namibia as possible. And Botswana seems much more geared to doing self drive camping. It looks like we will be able to get around much of South Africa by train, and there really is a lot to see there. You all know how we like to get ourselves immersed in a region to really experience it, so two months in Namibia followed by two months in South Africa may just fit the bill. Plus, our return flight leaves from the city of Johannesburg, South Africa so the logistics will work out as well.
Soooooo totally excited....can't wait!