And so our Namibian adventure began. Our flight on British Airways from OR Tambo International (Johannesburg) to Hosea Kutako International in Windhoek was initially uneventful until we started to descend into Windhoek. We since learnt why it is called Windhoek, windy it is with only 28 days of calm weather a year. The pilot concluded a skillful landing notwithstanding the challenges faced with the heat and wind of the area.
Climbing out onto the tarmac you know you have arrived with the intense dry heat that welcomes your arrival. Fire engines stand on the ready to cool down the tarmac should the heat become too intense.
Passing through customs was relatively pain free, baggage collected we went through to obtain our hired vehicle which we would need for out 400 km drive to Sossusvlei area. (More to follow on our epic road trip).
Our first and last nights of the trip were planned to spend in Windhoek. Our drive from the airport started to unearth the delights of the country as we drove the 45 km to the city. GPS loaded we arrived in Windhoek and made our way to our hotel.