Congratulation Namibia - a good and well-deserved boost for the independent/backpacker travel industry in the country. Lonely Planet writes:
Botswana wants big spenders only and South Africa’s not the deal it once was, so southern Africa bargain hunters should head for Namibia. Well set-up for backpackers, this is still a territory of US$50 or less a day if you’re careful, with an excellent network of local minibuses and tours aimed at budget travellers to go to places public transport won’t. And if you go up a price bracket you’ll eat and sleep well in excellent-value midrange options that bring South Africans flocking over the border year after year.Beside all the "best-value" reasons for Namibia, the country is simply stunning and is offering the traveller everything from hiking, surfing, gameviewing to urban life (ok, pretty much in Windhoek only), rural and cultural life and some of the finest landscapes you have ever seen!
The Top 10 best-value destinations for 2011 are:
- Washington, DC, USA
- Paris, France
- Naples, Italy