Windhoek is not a place that people generally spend more than night or two in.
It is a smallish city, though the largest in Namibia, and like most, it is a city of contrasts. There are low-rise office blocks shoulder to shoulder with cafes, bars and restaurants, and the whole city is a blend of modern Europe and modern Africa, but with a few attractive old buildings of German architecture. It is not a fast-paced place, and there are some pleasant places to chill out and have a coffee and a nice meal, but for wildlife enthusiasts it is just a stopover.
- Where: Windhoek, Namibia
Game Trails Self-Drive
Take this classic self-drive on around the country’s ‘northern circuit’, and enjoy some fantastic game-viewing and photographic opportunities.
Land of Contrasts Self-Drive
This is Namibia at its very best, a wilderness destination of outstanding beauty at every turn. Choose between a self drive or fully guided itinerary.
This novel trip, which is self-drive as far as Kasane just inside Botswana, combines Namibia’s premier wildlife hotspot, Etosha National Park, with the lush Caprivi Strip which leads along the Kavango River into Botswana, then on to Chobe National Park before ending at Victoria Falls.
Olive Grove Guesthouse
This upmarket guesthouse in a quiet central area offers the facilities of a larger hotel, but with greater intimacy and personalised service – so is a perfect place to relax before or after a safari.