Destinations we explore in Namibia

Destinations

Destinations we explore in Namibia

Namib Desert

The famous Namib Desert at 80 million years is the world’s oldest desert in the world, stretching along the longest coastal line which is about 1500km.

Sossusvlei

The planet’s highest sand dunes and Namibia’s most spectacular landmarks, with its white salt and clay pan

Quiver Tree Forest

The quiver tree or’ Kokerboom’ is indigenous to the hot and dry condition of the southern part of Namibia. The quiver trees are so named because the ancient Bushmen used to manufacture quivers from the bark of the trees, in which to carry their arrows

Kalahari Desert

It runs along its south eastern border with Botswana, with its reddish/apricot colour. The Kalahari Desert often surprises people when they first see it. It is very different from the Namib. First of all, remember that the Kalahari is not a desert. It receives more rain than a true desert should. The Kalahari is a fossil desert. The Kalahari’s dunes are very different, they are usually greener and less stark – and with this vegetation comes its ability to support more flora and fauna than a true desert.

Fish river canyon

The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is (allegedly) the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. The immensity of this magnificent landscape is truly breath taking. The towering rock faces and deep ravines were formed by water erosion and the collapse of the valley due to movements in the earth's crust over 500 million years ago. Today the canyon measures 160km long up to 27km wide and almost 550m at its deepest. It is fair to say that when you arrive at the canyon though, its exact location is a bit of a mystery as the 500m vertical drop from the flat dry plateau is completely out of view.

Kolmanskop

It is a ghost town in the Namib Desert near the port town of Luderitz, were diamond were first discovered in the early 1900. It was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who, during a sand storm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline the settlement. Kolmanskop is popular with photographers for its settings of the desert sands' reclaiming this once this thriving town.

Swakopmund

Swakopmund is Namibia’s premier holiday resort with its good beaches and hotels along the Atlantic Ocean. It offers many activities, both for adventurer and relaxation.

Walvisbay

Namibia’s major harbour town, with its’ Ramsar site’ and birder Paradise the WalvisBay Lagoon, its regarded as the most important wetland for coastal birds in Southern Africa. Activities in Walvisbay ranging from Kayaking, angling from the boat, 4x4 trips in the dunes, Ocean board cruises or a day visit to sandwich harbour to see how the hot Namib desert meet the cold Atlantic ocean.

Cape Cross / Skeleton coast

Cape Fur colony at Cape cross is the seal reserve situated north of Swakopmun. It is home to more than 100’000 breeding seals at some times of the year, and has the biggest population of cape fur seals that breed along the coast of Namibia.

Etosha National park

Etosha (NP) is an international renowned game reserve and Namibia’s flagship national park, very famous for its wildlife varieties. The park is home to four of Africa’s big five, namely Lions, Leopard, Elephants and Rhinos and many other wild animals.

Damaraland

Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offer travellers a more adventurous challenge. Here there are prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges. Towards the west, the geography changes dramatically with endless sandy wastes, that incredibly are able to sustain small, but wide-ranging, populations of desert-adapted elephant, black rhino, giraffe, ostrich and springbok. These animals have adapted their lifestyles to survive the harshness of the sun-blistered, almost waterless desert spaces. Elephant move through euphorbia bush country, and can travel up to 70km in a day in search of food and water.

Palmwag Concession

The concession supports the largest free roaming population of black rhinos and desert adapted Elephats. The predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National park, lions, leopards, cheetahs, brown and spotted hyena are also roaming this area.

Waterberg Plateau

Waterberg is a national park rising as an island of colour some 200 meters above the surrounding savannah. Waterberg Plateau has over 200 different species with some rare species of small antelope. Geologically, the oldest rock stratum is over 850 million years old and Dinosaurs tracks were left there some 200 million years ago.

Hoba Meteorite

The world’s largest meteorite found on earth lies in Namibia at Hoba farm, about 20 km west of Grootfontein. The 50 tonnes mass of nickel and iron is about 300 million years old. It crashed to earth some 30 000 to 80 000 years ago.

Tsumkwe / Bushman land

The earliest known inhabitants of Namibia are the san (Bushmen). This tour is an opportunity to the visitors, to meet this people and learn about their culture through demonstrations of what it takes to survive in the wild armed only with a bow and arrow, a digging stick and an intimate knowledge of the environment passed down for generations.

Kaokoland / Kaokoveld

The Himba are a tribe of nomadic people and inhabitant of Kaokoland North West of Namibia. You will have an opportunity to visit and mingle with Himba people at their villages and also learn about their culture.

Epupa Falls

Epupa falls is Namibia’s own Victoria fall. Created by a series of cascades that drop a total of 60m over a distance of about 1.5km, from the Kunene River on the border of Angola and Namibia, in the Kaokoland area.

Owamboland

Get off the beaten tracks and visit ovamboland, the area that has not been marketed in tourist books for a very long time, but it is very rich in culture and tradition and there is a high concentration of rural people practicing subsistence farming of maize, sorghum and millet. Tourist ca expect a truly authentic experience of the real Namibia. Ovamboland is a complete different world from the endless horizon to a pure African vibe, you will feel, smell and taste the real Namibian.

Cultural festival such as Olufuko which is held from 24 - 31August each year at Outapi in Omusati region is highly recommended for those with cultural interest. Olufuko is the biggest cultural festival in owamboland, you will learn about Aawambo’s tradition and culture. Girls as young as 12 year old are prepared for womanhood, including marriage and caring for families. Here you will mingle with the Aawambo people in their traditional attire, eat local food, dance to the tradition music and many more.

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