There are many tourists who plan months in advance to come to Namibia, they read numerous articles, blogs, and trip advisor comments on the internet, which is great and helpful! Some people, after reading about Namibia, will feel well informed. Nevertheless, sometimes expectations can elude reality to the furthest point. Not everything you read or think about Namibia is correct.
So, we can start with the 1st tip of the day, reading about Namibia is very different from being there.
Let’s have a look at a few funny questions that we are frequently asked….
Question 1: Can we camp anywhere in the country?
Sure you can, but only if your plan is to have a terrible time. Pitching a tent in any random place is not the way go.
Namibia has designated campsites, most of them are located at great places that will give you a much better experience. There is another bonus to designated camp sites, they are SAFE for the camping enthusiast (you won’t get eaten there!). Places like Hoada Camp which has all the amenities you need and is great for families. Yes, this is a real campsite in Namibia.… beautiful right?!
Question 2: Do you have any electricity in Namibia and does everyone live in a hut?
Well, life here is great with no electricity, no air-conditioned huts and warm beer! So, to answer your question, we do in fact have electricity and it’s quite stable. One thing every tourist should know is that some lodges are in quite remote areas and operate using generators, whilst others are more eco-friendly lodges and use solar power, so again, yes we do have electricity.
Here is a picture of Camp Kipwe, you can see that the lamp in the picture is working, the amazing power of electricity is doing that! And no, that is not a hut J.
Question 3: Do you have lions roaming the streets?
Yes, meet my pet Lion, his name is “Lion”
On a serious note, we do not have lions roaming in the street, they prefer to keep to themselves and that is exactly why you need to come to Namibia. They are such a beautiful sight in their natural habitat.
Question 4: Who cuts the grass in Etosha, and do giraffes eat meat?
Etosha National Park is approximately 22,270km² which would make it quite an impossible job for a grass cutter; luckily there are 114 species of mammal in the park and many are herbivores, or grass eaters. Nature provided us with very efficient grass cutters like the Zebras – we love them!
Secondly, Giraffes are one of the main predators in the Etosha National Park, they are a stunning sight to see when they run after antelope with their long legs flopping around..! In truth Giraffes are herbivores who like grazing on trees, and considering that a fully grown giraffe can be 4.2 meters tall, they will most probably graze on the highest leaves on a tree.
I hope that we have helped clarify, and somewhat entertain you, with our take on answering some of the funny questions asked.
With an area of approximately 825,615 km², there is without a doubt a lot to see and do in Namibia! Don’t be afraid to explore some of the world’s highest dunes, set foot on the earth’s oldest desert, or let yourself go enjoying adventure sports in Swakopmund where the Atlantic Ocean meets the desert. The skeleton coast is a ghostly yet surreal area to visit, not to mention Etosha National Park, home to hundreds of mammals, including 4 of the big 5! Let Namibia captivate you with its charm!
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