Plan an amazing trip to Namibia
Namibia, formerly named South West Africa, boasts lands of wild nature and stunning landscapes. Climb the world's highest sand dunes in the Namib desert or discover the second largest canyon in the world, Fish River canyon. Explore one or more of the many national parks and reserves, including the Etosha Pan where you can spot the Big 5 (buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions and rhinos) as well as other wild animals in their natural habitat. Head to Sandwich Bay and visit the lagoon with pink flamingos and pelicans. Observe the rock-art carvings in Twefelfontein or visit the cities of Lüderitz and Swakopmund to learn all about the German colonial heritage. This fascinating country is also home to various ethnic groups and nomadic herdsmen.
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What to see and what to do in Namibia
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Namibia is known as a safe haven for wildlife and attracts tourists from around the world in search of adventure and nature. The Sussosvlei dunes are among the country's main places of interest, offering endless views of beautiful surroundings. Namibia is also home to over 20 natural parks and nature reserves all over the country, including Namib Naukluft and Skeleton Coast. Don't forget to visit the Etosha Pan and go on an unforgettable safari tour. Capture the moment on camera at Victoria Falls or meet the thousands of seals at Cape Cross Seal Reserve. Visit the Skeleton Coast National park and enjoy a land of endless dunes and coastal waves. After this one-on-one encounter with nature's wonders, head back to “civilisation” and meet the ehtnic groups where women cover their skin and hair in orange paint. The 6000-year-old animal engravings at Twyfelfontein make this wall art gallery another unmissable landmark.
- Dry lands and bushfires,
- Mosty restaurants close at 9.30pm,
- High travel costs,
- Wild coasts with huge waves, shipwrecks, whales and sea lions.
- Rare wildlife where you can even meet a black rhino !,
- Namibia is an environment-friendly country,
- Breathtaking landscapes.
With countless itineraries and hiking paths, Namibia is a great choice for trekking enthusiasts. Explore Fish River Canyon and follow the route down to the Ai-Ais hot springs or journey through the wilderness of Namibia's national parks, including Waterberg Plateau, Naukluft, Ugab and Daan Viljoen Game Reserve. While you're there, rent a four wheel drive and cruise down the 4x4 tracks, through the wilderness of Kaokoveld, Damaraland or Bushmanland. Namibia is also a great spot for water activities ! You can go canoeing or white water rafting down the Kunene or test your bank-fishing skills in one of Namibia's many rivers. Spitzkoppe and Brandberg are the best spots for rock climbing while sandboarding is becoming increasingly popular in Swakomund and Walvis Bay. Experience Namibia from the skies on a hot air balloon or go paragliding and discover the breathtaking views. Travel by camel is also a great way to explore the different regions.
Namibian cuisine is anything but vegetarian ! Largely influenced by German culture, traditional dishes are typically served with meat, mostly game or beef. Restaurants also serve sauerkraut and Frankfurt sausages that you can wash down with a Tafel lager or a Windhoek draft. It's also the opportunity to taste Afrikaner cooking : traditional boerewors sausages, biltong or mielepap served with butternut squash and pumpkin. As for drinks, go for a Rock Shandy or choose from one of the many delicious wines.