Kathy is the owner of Andean Trails. She has family in Namibia and has travelled there many times with her young children. Here are her tips for traveling in Namibia with kids:
"The best thing to do if you bring your children to Namibia is hire a 4x4 and camp; the campsites are well set up for families, there is plenty of space between the pitches and there are always other kids to play with.
It is possible to plan your journey so that you can take a break every couple of hours - there are cafes and hotels, and picnic benches by the roadside under trees. Just make sure you have plenty of water and supplies!
In terms of destinations, Etosha has plenty of upmarket lodges with kids programs, they have plenty of freedom. Swakopmund has dune boarding, beaches, play parks and a pool, and Waterberg is brilliant for kid-length walks and scrambling on rocks.
There are some things for parents to keep an eye out for, including wildlife - one time, desert elephants walked right across our camp! Children should always wear shoes and make sure you look inside them before they put them on, as there are snakes and scorpions in the desert. When scrambling, they must be careful where they put their hands. Also, most swimming pools are unguarded so keep an eye on your children if they are splashing about, especially youngsters.
But in general, Namibia is a brilliant place for traveling with kids as there's so much to see and they always have somewhere to play.