“"Ek het my hart verloor (op n sandduin) in Namibia"”
As we visited a few times South Africa and Kenya, Namibia was on our bucket list for quite a long time already. We pointed out the date to make this trip on our 25th wedding anniversary and meeting Louise, our best South African friend, over there. A safari starts the day you make your plans... and this way we cybermet with Timo and Michele. As from the start we had the right 'click'. Tailormade is the right word. It was exactly what we wanted for this kind of trip !
First of all, the car ! Atelier Africa was the only one who quote us standard a 4x4, so that was already where we decided to go ahead with them :). The double tank avoides having fuel problems !
As we had 12 days in Namibia, Timo helped us to point out the right highlights and as for us in the good direction... The nice mail conversations we had preparing our trip, made it feel like meeting an old friend when we arrived.
Flying from Frankfurt we could start our journey an early monday morning. Picking up the car and having a nice breakfast meeting with Timo to look at the details.
Intu Afrika was the right spot to start, the tented camp at Surricate Lodge brought back the Africa feeling as from the start. As from there it only went crescendo.. Le Mirage and the amazing Sossusvlei, Swakopmund Hotel and the Mola Mola Cruise - a realy nice experience - driving to Twyfelfontein, the spirit of Grootberg Lodge and tracking the desert elephants, looking at great skies. At Epacha we had the time of our life... "tailormade" as Louise and Timo worked out some very nice surprises and in-between visiting Etosha...Last days at Okondjima and Africat added yet another dimension.
And then it all ends where it begun... a good bottle of wine with Timo in Windhoek, looking back at two wonderful weeks, and already making plans for the next trip...
You might leave Africa but (atelier) Africa never leaves you !
Thank you very much
Marleen & Kris