You don’t need an alarm clock on a safari

Travel report by Enrico Ufer, LCC Schäfer, Germany

“No one can resist the allure of Africa”, as the British writer Rudyard Kipling recognized over 100 years ago. In order to discover the secret of Africa, a twelve-strong LCC group set off from the gloomy, cold November weather in Germany to discover Namibia for themselves. Discover Airlines, which could not have been more aptly named, was the perfect partner. The welcoming committee in Namibia was waiting for us and consisted of 25 degrees, a bright blue sky, warm rays of sunshine from the newly risen sun and the fantastic team of the new LCC DMC partner Journeys Namibia. We quickly realized that the clocks tick differently in Africa. The journey is the reward, and so the 12 protagonists, spread over two minibuses, set off past the capital Windhoek and straight into the Namibian adventure. With our local guides Hermann and Gert, we had probably the best driver guides in Namibia on board. The more challenging the roads became, the better they got. Even a burst tire in the middle of nowhere couldn’t stop us on our discovery tour: After all, we had Hermann and Gert.