My first trip to Africa started out in South Africa. We travelled overland to Namibia and some days consisted of long hours driving on dusty, bumpy roads.
We did a group tour with GAP Adventures (now known as G Adventures). I’m not really a fan of group tours but for a place like Africa I feel that they make a lot of sense. It was also nice travelling with like-minded people.
After about two days on the trip, we were on our way to Namibia. There wasn’t much to see during the drive. On occassion we might see a nice rock formation or a gazelle if we were lucky. That didn’t really matter much because everyone was excited to get to Namibia.
The border crossing was interesting. First we had to get stamped out of South Africa. The line was not too long but very slow. Once our group was done we drove a bit further and had to get off of the bus again to walk to the Namibia border control building. Our backpacks were left on the bus and we got welcomed into Namibia relatively fast.
Highlights from the border crossing were getting the Namibia passport stamp and taking pictures with this awesome Welcome To Namibia sign.
Taking a few pictures with the sign made for a needed photo-op during an otherwise not so photo worthy day!