Namibia

Namibia Overview

Clothing, language, art, music, sport, food and religion are only a few things which defines a Namibia safari. There are at least 11 major ethnic groups which characterize Namibia’s very rich and diverse culture. Namibia is also home to the distinctive Khoisan “click” which is spoken by the indigenous people of Southern Africa. Proud Namibians however, aren’t the only thing one can experience whilst on a safari in this rugged Southern African Country.

Namibia might well be Africa’s most beautiful Country with the most interesting places such as vast landscapes and safari locations ranging from unworldly and unrealistic sand dunes, to glorious mountain ranges, and river-carved canyons to golden-grassed plains of the Kalahari stretching as far as the eye can see.

It is not uncommon for visitors to, at some stage, look around and wonder if they have fallen off the face of the earth. Namibian fauna and flora have mastered the art of survival, adaption and thriving in these extreme landscapes with are some of the most beautiful places to visit. Some of the artists one can expect to experience are Gemsbok, the Golden Mole, Namib Desert Viper, Meerkats, Namib Desert beetle, Camelthorn trees, various other types of grasses, the Big 5 and others of course. Over 750 species of fauna and flora are endemic to Namibia, meaning that they can be found nowhere else on earth.

The famous Mahatma Gandhi quote “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed” and Gary Snyder’s words “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home” springs to mind when Namibia is mentioned. Conservation has always played an integrate role in the lifestyle of the early Khoisan up until modern day Namibians, believing that one should live side by side with wildlife. Conservation is the cornerstone of this endemic country boasting with global significance, since Namibia was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution.

Now, it is your turn. Go experience Namibia and what it has to offer in full force.

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Places to Visit in Namibia

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    Etosha National Park


    An Immense, flat, saline desert is Namibia’s top tourist attraction. Located in the Kunene region, north-west Namibia, Etosha National park is roughly half the size and Switzerland and one of Africa’s largest nature reserves. Etosha National Park is regarded as one of the best game viewing areas in Namibia and Southern Africa.

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    Sesriem & Sossusvlei


    Sossusvlei is a large ephemeral pan nestled between the red sand dunes dating back three to five million years. Climb the dunes, experience a bird’s-eye view 325m above, and see exactly why this arid landscape was made famous by many a storywriter, advertisements and films. This white, salty, clay pan remains bone dry year after year.

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    Sulphur Springs @ Fish River Canyon


    The Fish River Canyon is certainly among the most awarding hiking trails in Africa. The canyon measures 160km in length, around 27km in width, and can reach depths of up to 550m making the Fish River Canyon the second largest canyon on earth. The best way to experience the canyon is on foot, this way one can grasp a sense of the enormous scale of the landscape.

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    Skeleton Coast


    Namibia’s haunting, evocative and daunting western coastline is utterly deserving of its name, the Skeleton Coast. This remote coastline is littered with long forgotten carcasses of dead whales and seals along with hundreds of shipwrecks. The swirling mists and silhouettes of sunburned, rusted shipwrecks, framed by enormous whale carcasses creates stunningly moody, atmospheric and dramatic visuals.

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    Damaraland


    Damaraland plays host to many natural and weird attractions. Here, home to one of the most dramatic collections of landscapes, visitors can expect to experience prehistoric rock art paintings in Brandberg and Twyfelfontein. The famous “White Lady” rock art painting was first discovered by the German surveyor Dr. Reinhard Maack. Up until 1948 the painting was relatively unknown until French archaeologist Henri Breuil copied the painting. .

Best time to visit Namibia

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  • The best time to visit Namibia to see wildlife will certainly be in the dry season (June to October) when animals gather close to scarce water sources in the National Parks. June and July nights can be as low as freezing in some parts of the country. January and February are usually the hottest months of the year making the visit unpleasant to some.
  • Rainfall usually occurs inland during the summer from November to April in the form of thundershowers. Bird watching will be best during this rainy season. Mosquito numbers does however increase during this period as well.
  • So, when is the best time to visit Namibia? The short answer is, Namibia is a year-round destination. It all depends on where you go and what you want to see, just pack accordingly.

things to do

Wildlife safari

Tribal tours

Trekking

Canoeing

Family

Things to Carry on Namibia Tours

  • A good pair of binoculars are advantageous.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Strong flashlight.
  • Walking shoes.