Today is the first really cold day of winter and I am thinking of warmer climes! Today my honeymoon escape is taking you to the West Coast of Africa, as we look at the delights Namibia has to offer. If Africa is on your ‘To do list’ Namibia is the place for beginners; with so much to offer in its diverse landscape, it’s also well suited for small explorers too. The barren sandswept coastline is a far contrast to anything else you may have seen; littered with whale bones and ship wrecks it has a post apocalyptic drama that is quite breathtaking. In stark contrast the Etosha National Park belongs in the elite wildlife-watching destinations – big cats, elephants, black rhinos and plains game in abundance.
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park, covering more than 20,000 sq km, is one of the world’s great wildlife-viewing locations. It’s charm lies in its ability to bring the animals to you. Just park your car next to one of the many water holes, then wait and watch while a host of animals – lions, elephants, springboks and gemsboks come by in their hundreds.
Where the desert plunges down to the Atlantic ocean this dramatic coastal scene is more akin to a post apocalyptic movie, with whale bones and ship wrecks part of the landscape.
This town with it’s german influences is somewhat of a phenomena situated between the dramatic namib desert and the windswept coastline, visit quaint bakeries for delicious apple pie and coffee before taking in the sights of this unexpected town.
A dramatic sea of sand this epic landscape is constantly changing – the wind forever alters the shape of the dunes some of which are more like mountains.
Where to stay
King’s Pool Camp
Reportedly, a place of honeymoon speculation for Prince Harry and Megan Markle we will just have to wait and see on that one. King’s Pool is the flagship Wilderness camp situated in the Linyati Reserve with views stretching over to Namibia, in an area with Africa’s highest density of elephants. The thatched, modern, and comfortable rooms are on raised structures surrounded by the lagoon and perfect for viewing the elephants and grunting hippos from the comfort of a daybed.
African Safari, honeymoon, Namibia