46 Travel Namibia The Mechanics cooking equipment for a long and relaxing alfresco lunch. You could always try a Namibian barbeque called a ‘braai’ with ostrich steak or kudu sausages. The Namibians often put a potjie on their camp fire. This is a heavy cauldron-like pot which they use to make fantastic casseroles (simply put the meat in the bottom with some beer or cola and then layer vegetables on top – the ones that need cooking the most go nearest the meat). Further information… Books n The Bradt Guide to Namibia, by Chris McIntyre, has a lot of good information for a self-drive trip. n Some Guidebooks contain a short wildlife section but you’ll be itching for more information when you are on game drives. Choose one that has a bird section included. The Wildlife of Southern Africa, by Vincent Carruthers, has a section on plants. n The Bradt Guide to Africa Overland, by Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons, has an excellent section on driving and recovery techniques. n Amy Schoeman’s Skeleton Coast has stunning pictures accompanied by engaging text – an inspiring coffee table book. n Lost World of the Kalahari was written by Laurens van der Post in 1958 after he went in search of the Bushmen. A classic read. n Safari Companions Namibia, by Alain Pons and Christine Baillet, is published by Evans Mitchell. n A Drink of Dry Land and Namibia Space, by Chris Marais and Julienne du Toit, are both based on long car journeys through Namibia. Website n www.namibiatourism.com.na Maps You can download road maps from www.map-of-namibia.com. The site also has a useful chart of the distances between many locations. There are excellent maps available in Namibia itself but if you want to buy a map prior to leaving then the Map Studio’s pocket map is a good choice. It’s available from Stanfords in London. www.stanfords.co.uk. Namibia Tourism also provide maps directly. TOURISM RADIO NAMIBIA “Imagine your rental car is filled with top Namibian guides who will give you history, local anecdotes, and specific details of every attraction within your vehicle’s immediate location,” - that’s what the recently launched Tourism Radio promises. The service uses GPS technology to bring you programmes about the area you are driving through, including landmarks, economics, wildlife and its people. Namibia is the first place in the world where this technology has been used. n www.tourismradionam.com RESERVATIONS Tel : + 264 61 224909 Fax : + 264 61 email@example.com - www.gocheganas.com............................Situated a mere 29 kilometres south east from Windhoek on ahilltop overlooking a spectacular landscape, GOCHEGANAS is aluxurious lodge offering a unique combination of Wildlife, Natureand Wellness experiences.With 25 different wildlife species located on a 6000 hectare naturereserve, GOCHEGANAS offers game drives, exceptional birdviewing,walking activities and mountainbiking as an enriching experience.Wellness treatments of exceptional standard ensure a renewal ofmind, body and spirit.Our complete package rates include luxurious living in exclusiveand private chalets, full board menu, mineral water from own hot-water source as well as the use of world class spa facilities.
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