Saturday, August 27, 2011


Ecological Africa – P.O. Box 4043 (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe); 011-263-96-1189;; Colin Bristow; will help plan trip.
Heritage Tours Private Travel – 121 West 27 Street, Suite 1201; 212-206-8400 or 800-378-4555;; operated by Joel Zack; can arrange tours throughout country; can focus on Jewish heritage issues throughout African continent.
Epacha Game Lodge & Spa – P.O. Box 362, (Outjo, Etosha National Park); 011-264-67-69-7047;; Etosha National Park’s edge; private reserve.
Epupa Falls Lodge – P.O. Box 40761 (Ausspannplatz, Windhoek); 011-264-61-232-740 or 011-264-065-685-053;; northwest Namibia; fantastic.
Namibia Lodges –
Ntwala Island Lodge – Chobe National Park; 011-27-11-706-7207;; where Chobe and Zambezi Rivers converge; phenomenally beautiful.
Okaukuejo Resort – Western Park entrance, Etosha National Park; 011-264-67-304716;; terrific but small, bungalows on watering hole.

Sights & Sites
Fish River Canyon – world’s 2nd largest canyon.

Mowani Mountain Camp – P.O. Box 40788, Windhoek; 011-264-61-232-009;; on hilltop; luxury tents.
Twyfelfontein Lodge – P.O. Box 6597; 011-264-61-374750 (reservations); near Khorixas;; in area with highest concentration of rock art in Namibia.

Sights & Sites
Folded Layers Rock Formations – Lower Ugab River Valley.

Opuwo Country Hotel – P.O. Box 328 (Skeleton Coast); 011-264-61-374750 (reservations);; lovely oasis in unlovely but fascinating town.

Farm Duwisib – Route D826 (50 miles south of Maltahohe); 011-264-063-29-3344;; rustic lodge near Duwisib Castle. Owner takes guests on tours and is good cook.
Luderitz Nest Hotel – 820 Diaz Street; -011-264-063-20-4000;; upscale establishment right on rocky coast with swimming pool and good seafood restaurant.

Hotels, Lodges & Resorts
Sossus Dune Lodge – in Namib-Naukluft Park; 011-264-81-276-6602 (reservations);; bar and pool.
Sossusvlei Lodge & Desert Camp – P.O. Box 6900 (Ausspannplatz, Windhoek); 011-264-63-693-223;; 13 year-old, adobe property and self-catering camps; tremendous services.

Sights & Sites
Namib-Naukluft National Park –; make sure to see Namib Sand Sea, coastal desert where dune fields often come into contact with fog, creating unique environment for an array of wildlife.

Hansa Hotel – 3 Hendrik Witbooi Streeet (downtown); 011-264-64-414-200;; elegant.
Hotel Europa Hof – Bismark Strasse 39; 011-264-64-405-061/2; upscale-ish; breakfast and good restaurant;
Prinzessin Rupprecht – Anton-Lubowski-Strasse 15; 011-264-64-41-2540;; B&B in hospital; part used as old folks’ home.
Stiltz – P.O. Box 4045 (on sea); 011-264-64-40-0771;

Fort Sesfontein Lodge – P.O. Box 3676; 011-264-65-27-5534;; delightful, local food in old German fort that looks like castle.
Kuchi’s Pub Seafood & Grill – 22 Tobias Hainyeko Street; 011-264-64-40-2407; good fish.
Tug – the Strand (Jetty area, Promenade); 011-264-64-40-2356; seafood restaurant.

Hotel Heinitzburg – 22 Heinitzburg Street; 011-264-61-24-9597;; 1914 white turreted castle.
Olive Grove – 20 Promenaden Road; 011-264-61-23-9199;; guest house;
Villa Verdi – 4 Verdi Street; 011-264-061-22-1994;
Vondelhof Guesthouse – 2 Puccini Street; 011-264-061-24-8320;; pleasant B&B with small pool and dozen rooms off leafy court yard, close to central Windhoek.

Café Zoo – Independence Square (in front of zoo – they don’t actually have any animals there); 011-264-061-22-3479; good for lunch.
Gathemann’s – 175 Independence Avenue; 011-264-061-22-8853; excellent game dishes; can eat on balcony.
Joe’s Beer House – 160 Nelson Mandela Avenue; 011-264-61-23-2457; locally famous.
Leo’s at the Castle – 22 Heinitzburg Street (at Heinitzburg Hotel); 011-264-61-24-9597; excellent fish and game.
Sardinia Pizzeria – 47 Independence Avenue; 011-264-061-22-5600.

Kalahari Car Hire – 109 Daan Bekker Street; 011-264-61-25-2690.
Odyssey Car and 4x4 Hire – 12 Joule Street; 011-264-061-22-3269;

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