Namibia excursion: We are back again……

…..and give you a little insight into the wonderful time with the children on our excursion.

After the reception at HKIA (the group left Otjiyarwa at 3 am to meet us at the airport) we had a round of getting to know each other, then breakfast at the youth hostel in Windhoek and then we went to NBC Radio. We got a little insight into the work at the radio and the pupils were allowed to speak into the microphone.

The next morning we went to the sewing factory “DINAPAMA”. There we were given a guided tour of the factory with many interesting informations. Our kids were equipped with warm jumpers and hats – a donation from “DINAPAMA” – which was of course the highlight.

In the afternoon we finally continued towards Sossusvlei with a stopover in Rehoboth and a short education lesson from Floyd.

The next day we set off very early to the dunes – we all want to climb Big Daddy. In between, every now and then, short education lessons. The kids walked the route to Big Daddy at least twice, up and down again and again. But we all made it.

At the end we went to the Sesriem Canyon, but afterwards everyone was exhausted and richer by many impressions.

On Thursday we drove on to Swakopmund with a stopover and guided tour at the fish factory “GENDEV” in Walvisbaai.

The accommodation in Swakopmund was ideal for us: we played, cooked, ate and learned a lot together.

Around Swakopmund there were a variety of topics that were super interesting for our children and their further education. Welwitschia-Drive, Moon Landscape, der Atlantik-Strand und last but not least die Living-Desert-Tour mit Chris Nell.

The last stop on our education tour was the Okatjikona Environmental Education Centre on the Waterberg. An ideal place for school groups. Immediately after arrival we went on a game drive, unfortunately it was already dark and we did not see any animals. In the evening we had a barbecue together, it was a Namibian-Bavarian barbecue. Traditionally, there was papp and Bavarian potato salad. The next morning we all climbed the Waterberg together.

Yes, that was it. We had a wonderful time together with the children, the teachers and everyone who accompanied us on this trip. Our children – and we too – took a lot away from this trip. It was an enrichment for all of us.

Many thanks to all our supporters, without you such activities are not possible.

“Education ist the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

Nelson Mandela