So you've decided to take a magical holiday in Namibia. You've planned the route, booked the rental flights, the rental car in waiting for you in Windhoek. Now you have just one more dreaded activity before your adventure begins...you have to pack! Luckily, we're here to help with a list of 10 essentials for your winter holiday in Namibia.
Sun hat - Winter days are clear and sunny.
Sunglasses - Namibia's gravel roads give off quite a glare.
Sunscreen - The cool air can be deceptive and your skin can still burn.
Warm jacket - The desert can get quite cold once the sun goes does, so bring something really warm for the cold, clear evenings.
Gloves, scarf and a beanie - These will also help with the cold on those early morning game drives.
Hot-water bottle - Great for keeping warm at night and relaxing those strained muscles after a day of hiking.
Layers of clothing - Namibia has dramatic differences in temperature during the day and night, so bring a t-shirt and jeans for the warmer days.
Swimming costume - Yes, really! You can swim at lodges up north where temperatures remain higher than the rest of Namibia.
A journal - For recording you experiences!
A rich body cream - Winters are exceptionally dry with low humidity. Baobab oil is a great organic product that can be picked up in Windhoek if needed.