Namibia is a vast country in Africa where contrasting vistas, temperatures and landscapes compete with a fascinating history and rich culture. Land of wildlife, huge deserts, the Skeleton Coast and adventure activities, Namibia draws visitors from far and wide to explore her many moods. Most visitors prefer to self-drive their way across Namibia to see the world’s tallest sand dunes, the oldest plants on earth and the remnants of the Bushmen hunter-gatherers.
Etosha National Park encompasses more than 2 million hectares of grassy wildlife habitat around a massive salt pan. Further south, Sossusvlei, in the Namib Naukluft Park, is known for it’s towering red sand dunes. In rocky Damaraland, rare desert elephants and black rhino roam and in Luderitz, visitors can see the wild horses before exploring the famous Ghost Town of Kolmanskop. The coastal town of Swakopmund with it’s rich German heritage offers outdoor sea and land adventure activities for all interests.
Lending its name to the country, this desert spans three countries and over 2000 km of the Atlantic coastline. Some of the sand dunes it produces are known to reach over 300 m in height and span a distance of 32 km. This desert is largely uninhabited and mostly barren of vegetation. It is here you’ll find Namib Naukluft National Park, at 50 000 km squared, it is one of the largest conservation areas in the world. Several antelope species – kudu, gemsbok and springbok – can often be found in the more vegetated river valleys, and a keen eye might spot a caracal or even a leopard.
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Visit something old and environmentally beautiful. The Waterberg Plateau National Park is about 200 million years old. Discover the dinosaur relics and ancient San paintings on the Sandstone rock, still visible. You can still see German graves at the base of the mountain from the 1904 Battle of the Waterberg against the Herero people.
When travelers see the huge Bavarian Church spires and palm trees emerging from thick coastal fog, they know that they have reached the quaint German harbour town of Swakopmund. You can reach this friendly, lively town from Windhoek, Walvis Bay and the Skeleton Coast. It makes a great stop over en route to an adventure in Namibia.
Discover the Sossusvlei, a red sandy landscape that boasts the highest sand dunes in the world. It is hard to believe that it covers nearly 50 000 km2 of the mighty Namib-Naukluft Park, one of the oldest deserts in the world.
Visit the Luderitz Region just to see its famous wild horses of the Namib. Roaming the sparsely vegetated plains of the desert in small groups, these magnificent creatures come to drink from the trough at Garub, some 20 kilometres west of Aus, in Namibia.
If you love ancient history and rock art, then you will love Damaraland. If you love wildlife and rocky open spaces, then you will love Damaraland. Find this unique region close to Etosha National Park and the spectacular Skeleton Coast. Experience flat-topped mountain plateaus and winding river courses, acacia forests and rolling savannah.
Etosha National Park is a wonderland for wildlife that congregates around the incredible salt pan – so huge it can be seen from space! Experience the waterholes and plains, amazing Mopani trees and open spaces. You too can see the best sunsets ever are recorded in Namibia’s most famous park.
Come and experience the home of the nomadic Himba people, the rare desert dwelling elephant and black rhino.Famous for its rugged purple mountain ranges and the Kunene River, Kaokoland is a harsh bit of Namibian desert with huge boulders and amazing wildlife dotted all around. Enjoy amazing Wild figs, Baobabs, Makalani palms and other trees.
Best known for its challenging hiking trail, the Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon of its kind in Africa, plus the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia.Go and see ancient Stone Age sites dating back as early as 50 000 years ago. This shows that people have always used the river as the only constant water source in Namibia.
The capital city of Namibia, Windhoek plays a major role in the success of tourism within the country. Visitors flock to Namibia for its wide, desert landscapes, its animals, its photographic opportunities and the stark beauty of its biodiversity and climate.
Head to the meeting place of four African countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet at the narrow Caprivi Strip. Enjoy wide open spaces, fantastic wildlife and breath-taking scenery.