Who are these millennials? That would be my peers and I, referred to as the du jour-generation or generation-Y. We have the desire to travel more and to save up for whirlwind trips around the world. Some of us live by the YOLO (you only live once) or Hashtag Goal mantras to savour life marvellously. Others discover new destinations by immersing themselves into local cultures to connect with locals, lounge and partake in outdoor activities and take more risks because it is rather satisfying.
Well, Namibia is certainly a fitting destination for millennials and here are a few reasons why it can woo any of them to finally visit:
- Wi-Fi is available
Various restaurants and accommodation establishments offer Wi-Fi. The connection is not always strong, but it usually allows you to forward a few WhatsApps and, of course, add new photos to your beautifully curated Instagram page. Additionally, you can purchase a Namibian sim card at MTC upon arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport or within the city in order make use of data bundles to remain connected.
- Cultures and cuisines
Namibia is the perfect destination to satisfy your desire for authentic cultural experiences, learn about new cultures, and enjoy distinct cuisine experiences offered by our multicultural community. For a cultural cuisine in Windhoek, here are places worth trying: Xwama Cultural Village & Restaurant, Pepata Cultural Restaurant, Joe’s Beerhouse, Windhoek City Market, Nyama Restaurant and Oshetu Community Market.
- Photographic landscapes
Namibia boasts unique unrivalled landscapes that are soulful, spacious and rugged. Any millennial will enjoy showing off some striking photos or videos of the velvety Namib Desert, Fish River Canyon or Sandwich Harbour. Surely, there will be more to share of this magnificent adventure and you will be able to prove it with your photographs of Namibia.
- Safety when travelling solo
Most millennials enjoy the thrill of travelling individually as it allows for solitude and simply doing that which they would like to without having to consult a travel buddy first. Namibia is safe for those who prefer a solo adventure. But, just like anywhere else in the world, it is important to be vigilant of your surroundings as there could be chance-takers!
- Adventurous outdoor activities
Millennials are interested in outdoor activities, which definitely makes Namibia a suitable destination. Boasting activities such as sandboarding, quad biking in the dunes, tandem skydiving, cycling, 4x4 scenic experiences, birding, hiking, camping, kayaking and e-bike tours. You can delight in many outdoor activities when staying at our Gondwana Collection Establishments.
- Affordable accommodation
There are numerous accommodation establishments to pick from when traveling in Namibia, but here are a few favourites that are affordable and well-maintained: Hotel Thule, Villa Vista Guesthouse, Uzuri Guesthouse, Ghaub Nature Reserve & Farm, Oshandira Lodge and of course Gondwana Collection Establishments.
Namibia2Go is the fitting car rental option as it is affordable and comfortable. In addition, check out the Namibia2Go safari packages that allow you to discover this beautiful country in an unforgettable way.
So, whether you are a millennial or not, Namibia is awaiting to be explored and appreciated by you!
What are some other things that make Namibia a fitting destination for millennials? If you have visited before, please share some of your favourite experiences in the comment section below.
Author – I’m Nela, from Windhoek Namibia but born in a small village called Omatunda in northern Namibia. I am passionate about writing, research and photography, as it helps me gain knowledge about people and my country.