Emeritta Lillo is on the road with the #GoBigNamibia tour. Each day she'll be sharing their adventures, so stay tuned for some handy travel tips and inspiration. Follow the team on Twitter @NamibiaHorizons #GoBigNamibia and Facebook for a chance to win
Our adventure begins in Windhoek with a mix of history, local food and local culture. We headed down to Katutura to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Windhoek’s popular Soweto market. Here you can get anything from the local Mopane worms, to sorghum to the tasty speciality of “kapana” (strips of barbecued meat with plenty of spice). A visit to the Penduka project in Katutura was a heart-warming reminder that Namibians support women’s empowerment and sustainable business. Check out their unique crafts, beautiful batik and pottery through www.penduka.com.
We rounded off the day with lunch at Xwama, where we had a chance to taste practically all the traditional foods of my childhood. Well done to the team for doing it like the locals and eating the marathon chicken, eehanda (traditional spinach) and oshifima using only their hands- a mini adventure in itself!
Soaking up the sunshine in the Parliament Gardens
Emeritta buys some old local favourites at the Single Quarters Market in Katutura
Delicious Kapana fresh off the barbecue
The kids love posing for the camera - Rachel gives them a sneak preview of their photo
Just some of the unique crafts hand made at Penduka
Laurel prepares to get stuck into a traditional meal - not a knife or fork in sight!
Rachel Lang on Africa Geographic
Laurel Robins on Monkeys & Mountains