Been lurking for a while on here, following the wisdom of many of your
posts, really appreciate all this forum does for prospective
travellers. Namibia has been a longtime dream and myself and a group
of friends will finallly get that chance at the end of this year. Due
to our conflicting schedules, the xmas-new year period was the only
one that allowed us to go for a full 12 days in Namibia, understanding
that the weather will be hot and that we may encounter many other
travellers in certain places due to the holiday season. We will be
doing self-drive and mostly camping. A few questions:
For a 12 day trip, we want to do the standard
1) During our period of travel (dec 30 to jan 11, actual sightseeing
time) will we have a tough time seeing animals in etosha, it being the
rainy season? We are all animal lovers and would ideally like to do
4-5 days in etosha.
2) We would prefer to stick to camping, do all the sites inside Etosha
allow it, including Dolomite?
3) We would like to drive along the Skeleton Coast, I am always unsure
as to which exact stretch constitutes the Skeleton Coast? Will we
experience it enough on the drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland? And
how much of the drive is close enough to see the ocean and are there
any points we could pull over and walk to the coastline? (If this is
dangerous for reasons such as animals, climate, etc, please advise :)
4) Can someone give us a day-night range of temperatures to expect at
this time of year for each of the major geographies we will visit?
That is all for now, thanks in advance for all the help!