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Updates, tips or advise on Namibia, Anyone?

milmil
edited May 23 in General Discussion

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    I too am anxiously awaiting traveler’s highlights of their journey.m

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    It was a wonderful trip! The duffel is more than big enough. There's complimentary laundry at two of the lodges. Leave it in the am and it is returned when you get back from dinner. It is a bit cool first thing in the morning but a light fleece is more than enough. Great guides, great food, great accommodations. We went to Cape Town before going to Windhoek, and left our bigger bag in Windhoek and it was in the last lodge when we arrived. It is kept very secure. They are very serious about the weight on the small planes.

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    thank you.

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    To the person who posted a question about mini fridges in the accommodations on this tour, I hope you can read this because I have forgotten your screen name: Mini fridges at The Weinberg and Strand hotels. No mini fridge at Kewssi Dunes or Ongava, but the staff at both places are lovely, will address you by name from Day One and will accommodate any needs you may have. The Omaanda Lodge is your final stop, and, if you are like me, it will spoil you forever. Mini fridge, fabulous bedroom and bath, and a fireplace that Simon will light for you every night. We enjoyed the extra warmth in the bedroom as it is May, and Windhoek in Afrikaans means “windy point”. Beyond magical. Safe travels to you.

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    many thanks Gena and Sandy for the recaps

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    I plan to take my DSLR camera and a couple of lenses - will that be too large as a carry-on for the plane? They are in a backpack-sized camera bag. Also, the Tauck site says that ALL your luggage (duffel and carryons) are limited to 44 pounds - just wanted to see if you found that they checked that, or just the duffels??!! We are going in August - anyone else on that trip?

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    kslove930, I wish I could be of more help here, but I am not really sure about your camera gear. I do agree with Gena that the internal flights are strict about weight limit for safety reasons. I never saw our baggage weighed, but our TD complimented us on only having 22 pounds each. She might have weighed them at the Windhoek airport as we were waiting for our flight to Kwessi Dines. I assume she was referring to our duffels. We had to send the company that provides the flight our body weight a few weeks prior to our departure. Our TD sent us an e mail with a link to do that. Also, our TD related one anecdote about one flight where the co-pilot had


    to deplane because the weight was too much. They took off with just the pilot. I only remember one of our four internal flights having both a pilot and co-pilot. We loved those flights, especially the one from Keessi Dunes to Swakopmund. Great beauty from the air. Enjoy!

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