Parliament Gardens

Parliament Gardens

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Motorhoming in Windhoek

Photo by ElGringoLoco (wikimedia commons)Catholic St. Mary's Cathedral, Windhoek Photo by ElGringoLoco (wikimedia commons)

Windhoek and the surrounding area is a really wonderful place to visit if you enjoy wildlife and the great outdoors.  The city itself is where you spend a day or two exploring, stock up on provisions, and then, as it’s a very central location, you can head north, south, east, or west to start you motorhome rental or campervan hire experience.

Services for Motorhome Rental vehicles.
There are a whole host of places to spend the night from the extremely luxurious to the very basic, but as you have a very comfortable home on wheels, you should easily find somewhere a night or two.  This area is popular with tourists so there are lots of sites where you will find everything that you need.  Some of the more remote ones even have their own fuel stations.  There may be a temptation to stop along the side of the road somewhere, but it’s not recommended for three reasons, one, it may be someone’s private land, secondly the ‘waste’ issue, and thirdly, the locals make a living from their campsites, and as they are not expensive, its appreciated if you use them!

Top things to see and do

North of Windhoek is Etosha National Park.  This is probably one of the biggest attractions of the whole country, and considered one of the best places for game viewing.  Self drive safari’s are easy in the park as there are good roads between the watering holes where you can expect to see zebra, impala, giraffe and of course their predators, lions.  The park is also home to rhino, cheetah, and leopard, so bring some binoculars, and spend at least three days.

Visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund at Otjiwarongo.  This a sanctuary for cheetahs that are to be released into the wild and for those who can’t, and if you want to be guaranteed to see one of these beautiful animals close up this is the place to come.  There are opportunities to go out into the reserve to see them living in their natural habitat, see them being fed and even get to stroke them, if you’re feeling brave.

Spend a few days in Damamaraland.  This area is full of natural wonders, and one of the most scenic areas of the country.  There’s the prehistoric Petrified Forest with trees that date back millions of years, Twyfelfontein with its rock carvings, Skitzkoppe and Vingerklip some incredible rock formations.  The Brandenburg mountain range is also popular with visitors who enjoy hiking and climbing, and for those that don’t, at sunset you will see why it’s called ‘Fire Mountain’.  On the animal front there are opportunities to see dessert dwelling elephant as well as rhino

Windhoek is the start and end of a wonderful outdoor experience on your motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday in Namibia.

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