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  • Writer's pictureChantell van den Heever

Social Distancing?! Travel experiences in Namibia, you don't have to "share".

Social distancing - probably the most used and searched for words in 2020! There is no doubt that travel in general, will never be the same again. And there is much speculation about- how people will be travelling- when travellers start to emerge from their lockdowns.

I suspect, most of us are just itching to "get-away" again, but we will be re-thinking how and what, experiences, we would like to spend our money on, when we do start exploring again.

Personal Space, is at the forefront of everyone's mind, especially when planning your next trip. So I decided to do some research on some of the experiences in Namibia, where you don't have to share too much space with anyone else. Namibia is known for its wide-open spaces, and you are bound to find lots of space everywhere, but here are my chosen Beyond the Ordinary experiences, where you will truly escape the crowds.

Gondwana Desert Whisper Namib Pod is designed as a luxuriously special desert retreat for two.

There is something about this vast arid landscape, with views stretching forever and ever, that reminds us of how small we humans really are - in the big scheme of things. This getaway, ticks all the boxes, for that personal space and ultimate luxury, inspiring you with the "sounds of silence".

Location: Gondwana Namib Park apprx. 400kms, South from Namibia's capital Windhoek. Etendeka Walking Trails Trekking on foot through the hills of the Grootberg Massive promises travellers a unique perspective on one of Namibia’s most remote and untouched wilderness areas

Groups of 8, the stunning scenery, expert guiding and raw wilderness experience

promise to be one of the most challenging and rewarding hiking experiences in Namibia. Accommodation at the two overnight camps consists of five sleeping platforms, each with their own toilet and basin. The simple but comfortable sleeping platforms include 2 sleeping ’bedrolls’ with inflatable mattresses, cotton linen and duvet. Location: approx. 600kms, from Namibia's capital Windhoek

Gondwana NAMUSHASHA RIVER VILLA The ideal couples retreat- just the two of you.

Located on a private channel on the Kwando River. Private Game drive and private dining - just you, the views, the night sounds. This is a spectacular, all-inclusive experience. Location: approx. 130kms from Katima Mulilo Caprivi Strip, Namibia. Fly-in Packages available from Windhoek

or make a #roadtrip of it.

Camp Kipwe appears as if rocks have tumbled down the hill to reveal this gem of a camp. The setting is one of intimacy and space. This Damaraland lodge offers accommodation in Twyfelfontein and the opportunity of seeing the Desert Elephant in the wild. Only 9 rooms and 1 suite - perfect for an experience you don't have to "share" Location: The drive from Windhoek to Camp Kipwe is a comfortable 5-hour drive on tarred roads. The last 100 kilometres is a well-maintained gravel road. Okahirongo Elephant Lodge and River Camp far into the north-western reaches of Namibia, bordered by the famous skeleton Coast and the Kunene River. Okahirongo Elephant Lodge perched on a hill above the banks of the ephemeral Hoarusib River is possibly one of the most remote lodges in Namibia. The lodge will dazzle your senses with its mix of stylish tranquillity, eccentric architecture & ultimate comfort. Okahirongo River Camp is an eco-friendly luxury tented lodge built on a sweeping ridge and opening up to breathtaking views of the Kunene River. This area is home to a number of desert-adapted game, including elephant, black rhino, lion, giraffe, zebra and springbok – roaming in a setting of true wilderness.

Location: 800kms from Windhoek in the Purros Conservancy, Kunene Region. 4x4 vehicles are essential. Can be reached by private aircraft/charter within 2 hours from Windhoek.

Contact XL The Travel Professionals in Windhoek Namibia, for your "Escape in Namibia", with its wide-open spaces. Travel is as personal to us as it is to you. Pursuing the need for happiness, rejuvenation, relaxation, joy, comfort, wanderlust and even that life-changing event, we help find the right holiday experience for this exact moment in your life. https://www.xltravelproholiday.com/namibia-holidays

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