25 nights of accommodation and breakfast at any of the lodges that belong to the Gondwana Collection Namibia.
It is because of our facebook fans that we are going to Namibia in the first place. You all helped us win a contest sponsored by the Namibia Tourism Board. Then, we asked if you would want to help us again, and many of you did just that! Have we mentioned that we have the best facebook fans ever??!
The Gondwana Collection in Namibia operates a group of around 20 lodges, campsites, and restaurants spread across the country. This prize will be great for us, although there will be some logistics involved.
One of the rooms at the Canyon Lodge.
Photo courtesy of Gondwana Collection Namibia.
When we arrive in Windhoek, Namibia, we will be picking up our rental 4x4 with all of the camping gear. During our 24 night camping adventure, we are already booked at a few of the Gondwana Collection campgrounds. Our schedule is put together as part of our prize from the Namibian Tourism Board. But of course when that is over, we will have to return the vehicle.
We'll be staying on in Namibia for another month or so after that. But we likely won't have access to a vehicle, and the Gondwana Lodges are spread out across the country and it may not be that easy to take public transportation to get to the lodges. I actually haven't looked into the possibilities of that yet. But we'll figure something out!
One of the Eagle's Nest Chalets belonging to the Gondwana Collection.
Photo courtesy of Gondwana Collection Namibia
The second thing that we'll have to figure out is meals. We're lucky that the prize includes breakfast, so we'll start the day off with a full stomach. But we may have to pay for dinner, and most dinners are a set price of N$220 (approx $23 Canadian) per person. I'm sure they'll be fantastic meals, but if we use all 25 nights that will add up to over $1,000. We may just have to splurge!
It could be that we forego some of our included nights of camping and simply stay in the lodges that are close to some of the campsites. That way we'd be able to go back to the truck and make our own meals for a few of the evenings. As I said, we'll figure it out. It's not a bad problem to have!
And, apparently the 25 nights are transferable, so do any of you want to join us for a night or two??
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