We were up very early the following morning as we planned to pay a brief visit into the National Park itself. The park was almost empty, and the dirt roads were wet after the previous nights storm. We stayed long enough to see a massive herd of wildebeest, and family of giraffe! A real delight.
Then it was time to turn around, and head down the highway back to Windhoek. It took us less than 5 hours. We dropped off the vehicle at the airport to see that Covid-19 trauma had already kicked in. Hundreds of tourists were lined up clamouring to find places on flights to anywhere, after their flight was cancelled. Luckily, we took off on time, beginning the long slog back home to Vancouver. In Johannesburg we came across more unlucky travellers, some stranded in transit – without the ability to enter South Africa and with their flights home canceled, a truly terrible situation to be in.
Luckily, our Emirates flight to Dubai and onto Seattle took off as planned, and after 24 hours of sitting on planes, we arrived back home in Vancouver.
A truly wonderful trip , but disappointed that it had to be cut short. We will have t0 go back and finish the trip some other time!Plan Your Trip to Namibia