Also Nick Carter who with Martin Moran appear to be starting the winter season in fine style. Sounds a bit hard for me lads, I’ll stick to sand dunes. Danny Goodwin has a decent conditions page as well.
I will be venturing out into the rain and snow after 10th December. In the meantime, if anyone needs any information on Namibia and the Etosha National Park , I am your man:-)
Both Namibian Wildlife Reserves and South African Parks have very good facilities, from simple camping to en-suite chalets. Campsite fees are expensive in the parks, as the plots are capable of taking large trekking groups, so our little Terra Nova ‘Voyager’ tent is not too profitable for the operators. We were paying in the region of GBp15 a night each, plus park entrance fees.
Apart from the parks, accommodation and meals work out much cheaper than in the UK and sometimes very much cheaper for good quality accommodation and meals. Of interest is the consultation that has taken place between Namibia and VisitScotland on the subject of Quality Assurance schemes in the tourist industry. Certainly, tourism is big business, especially at the high end of the market.
We prefer to be independent and have rented a small car for five weeks through Holiday Autos at less than GBp500. Petrol is around half the price of back home.