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Fischwife posted a topic in Trip PlanningOur trip to Namibia is in a month, and we're nearly ready, but I have a few questions. 1. During our time in Namibia, we are staying in lodges where breakfast and dinner are usually provided. As these lodges tend to be fairly remote, and as I have read advice not to keep food in our room (makes sense), what would we do about lunches? Do the lodges usually have lunches/snacks available for purchase? 2. While we're on the topic of food, I have been advised, both by the travel clinic nurse and by my cousins who spent 3 months in Kenya and Tanzania, to avoid eating salads or fresh fruit or vegetables unless I can wash something myself in bleach diluted in bottled water. They said to buy a small bottle of bleach when we arrive. Is this prudent or overkill? I have trouble digesting fat, so I do much better on a diet that has lots of fruits and vegetables. I've travelled in Europe and Asia, and while in Hong Kong ate from street stalls often, and had a problem only once (in Madrid, after eating snails in a restaurant). 3. I understand that some lodges won't launder underwear, and my pants and some shirts are SPF, moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric, so I don't mind laundering them myself, and I might prefer it if they could be ruined by too much heat in the process. I am used to hand washing some stuff when I travel. However, I have heard/read that putsi/tumbu/bot flies can be an issue in Africa (which is one reason why clothes are ironed by the staff when they do the laundry). So, if I have to hand wash my undies, do I need to worry about these flies? Or is this not an issue inside a lodge room? Or not an issue in Namibia, since it's so dry? (We won't be in the Caprivi area.) 4. Since we have already paid for our accommodation, meals, and transportation, how much cash per day are we likely to need? I guess our main expenses will be tips and lunches, if applicable. Thanks.
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