If you have never seen Namibia, go now. IF you never experienced travelling around Namibia to see the Skeleton Coast, the seals at Swakopmund, the black rhinos of Damaraland and the red dunes of Sossusvlei, go now. A destination so open and so vast and so beautiful you will need a few weeks to take it all in physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Hire a 4×4 vehicle to get your around and you will find some of the most amazing accommodation en route. Travelling around Namibia is for the adventurous explorer who does not mind roughing it, getting very hot and dusty and being open to anything along the way.
Why do people go?
- To get away from it all.
- To see the harsh beauty of nature in her desertness.
- To appreciate the natural landscape, water and a bit of discomfort now and again.
- To hike the agonizing Fish River Canyon and climb the red dunes at Sossusvlei at dawn.
- To photograph the wild horses in the Namib, meet real Himba people and drink good beer.
- To find something of one’s soul in the openness of the place.
When do people go?
You can travel to Namibia any time of the year. The weather remains dry and hot in summer but the heat is bearable especially if you book accommodation with a swimming pool! Rain is scarce but can fall between December to March. Game viewing is best in the dry season when animals congregate at water holes for example in Etosha National Park.
What to love about Namibia
- FISH RIVER CANYON: The second largest canyon in the world and one most popular tourist attractions in Namibia. The river is usually flowing strongly by late summer (February – March) and remains mostly dry for the remainder of the year.
- DUNE 45: Said to be one of the most photographed sand dunes in the world, it lies between Sesriem and Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. This well-known dune towers about 100 meters high and is a very popular climb offering spectacular desert views and sunrises.
- ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK: Namibia’s premier National Park and home to the famous Big 5. No trip to Namibia would be complete without a safari trip here. Home to around 114 mammal species and 340 bird species, they are often spotted congregating around watering holes.
- DAMARLAND & KAOKOVELD: A spell-binding region of north-central Namibia, offering rugged and surreal landscapes dotted with fascinating geological and archaeological sites. Large granite boulders and rocky hills rise sharply out of the arid plains in this wide-open landscape.
- WINDHOEK: The capital city of Namibia and the start and end of most trips to Namibia. It offers a modern complex between European and African. Safely stroll around it’s wide avenues and streets taking in many architectural sights, statues and beautiful parks. One of the many highlights is Alte Feste, the oldest building having been built in the late 1800’s and is now the state museum.