Day 7, Johannesburg to Windhoek

Originally posted 1/8/18


We were up bright and early to head to the airport this morning. Thankfully, our flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek (Vind-hook) was short--less than 2 hours.

On the way from the Namibia Airport to our guesthouse, we saw gibbons crossing the road! Gibbons are a member of the primate family, so they're small, monkey like, and apparently very common here. In the same way that Minnesotans have to stop for deer in the road, Namibians stop for gibbons.

The guesthouse we're in now is air conditioned, has WiFi, and the first meal we had here was Mac and Cheese. There's a pool in the backyard and we're within walking distance of downtown Windhoek, so it looks like we'll be having a good time here.

This afternoon, we went on a van tour of Windhoek and learned more about its history from before and after the apartheid regime. Namibia borrows a lot of its social culture from South Africa, because of their shared political histories. A lot of the town's layout and neighborhoods are set up the way they are because of apartheid laws that declared black people could only live in certain areas.

Tomorrow will be our first full day in Windhoek and we have a busy schedule planned. Stay tuned!