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Things to see in Namibia

Namibia Attractions


Travel in Namibia is a celebration of dramatic landscapes. Whether on an organised tour or going solo in a 4x4, visitors cannot fail to be astonished by the Namib desert and the many other natural phenomena they will stumble across. Most tourists start in Windhoek, the capital, getting their bearings among the German colonial architecture before venturing out into the great unknown. Heading in any direction brings its rewards.

South leads to the Fish River Canyon. There is a five day hike along the canyon floor, or for the less adventurous, day trips out to a view point, or a stroll along the edge of the canyon. North heads to Etosha National Park. Stay in stunning bush camps such as Halali or Okaukuejo and witness Africa's herds arrive at the waterholes in their thousands. The extreme north of the country, the Caprivi Strip, hosts exciting new wildlife havens such as Nkasa Rupara National Park, and Bwabwata National Park, both now thriving with new game, and especially birdlife.

Swakopmund, on the west coast, is Namibia's adventure capital where activities include dune boarding, quad biking, hot air balloon tours, and many more. It is also the gateway to the vast Namib desert. Visitors can camp nearby in Sesriem and get up pre-dawn to visit the colossal Sossusvlei dunes. Sunrise from Dune 45 is a truly unforgettable experience. Further inland, Damaraland plays host to the prehistoric rock art of Twyfelfontein and Brandberg. The imposing formations of Spitzkoppe, Africa's Matterhorn, are favoured by experienced climbers.

The Owambo region is Namibia's cultural centre and home to the Himba people, a culturally rich tribe notable for their striking dress. Guided walks in the region are available to visitors who seek a window into the traditional way of life in the desert.



Brandberg

The Brandberg Massif is famous for its thousands of rock paintings and engravings. Its most celebrated piece is the 'White…

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Skeleton Coast National Park

The Skeleton Coast National Park is infamous for inaccessible shores and rough waters. The local San used to call it…

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Sossusvlei

One of the most popular highlights in Namibia are the clay pans of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. The dunes are among…

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Swakopmund

Swakopmund is an enchanting little seaside town in the middle of the Namib Desert, with many colonial buildings and a…

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The Spitzkoppe

The natural beauty of the Spitzkoppe is spectacular: an island of bald granite peaks situated in an endless grassy plain…

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Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein boasts the largest concentration of ancient rock art in the country, and is a UNESCO World Heritage…

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Africa Miracles

Africa Miracles specialises in tailor-made holidays to Namibia. Travel to the website and find information on Namibia and suggested itineraries.


iExplore

iExplore designs made-to-order, privately-guided safaris to Namibia and adventures in over 200 other world wonders. Come Back Different!


Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel, one of the world's leading suppliers of small group adventures focused on getting off the beaten track, interacting with the locals and having real life experiences throughout Namibia.


 

Things to see in Namibia

Namibia Attractions


Travel in Namibia is a celebration of dramatic landscapes. Whether on an organised tour or going solo in a 4x4, visitors cannot fail to be astonished by the Namib desert and the many other natural phenomena they will stumble across. Most tourists start in Windhoek, the capital, getting their bearings among the German colonial architecture before venturing out into the great unknown. Heading in any direction brings its rewards.

South leads to the Fish River Canyon. There is a five day hike along the canyon floor, or for the less adventurous, day trips out to a view point, or a stroll along the edge of the canyon. North heads to Etosha National Park. Stay in stunning bush camps such as Halali or Okaukuejo and witness Africa's herds arrive at the waterholes in their thousands. The extreme north of the country, the Caprivi Strip, hosts exciting new wildlife havens such as Nkasa Rupara National Park, and Bwabwata National Park, both now thriving with new game, and especially birdlife.

Swakopmund, on the west coast, is Namibia's adventure capital where activities include dune boarding, quad biking, hot air balloon tours, and many more. It is also the gateway to the vast Namib desert. Visitors can camp nearby in Sesriem and get up pre-dawn to visit the colossal Sossusvlei dunes. Sunrise from Dune 45 is a truly unforgettable experience. Further inland, Damaraland plays host to the prehistoric rock art of Twyfelfontein and Brandberg. The imposing formations of Spitzkoppe, Africa's Matterhorn, are favoured by experienced climbers.

The Owambo region is Namibia's cultural centre and home to the Himba people, a culturally rich tribe notable for their striking dress. Guided walks in the region are available to visitors who seek a window into the traditional way of life in the desert.



Brandberg

The Brandberg Massif is famous for its thousands of rock paintings and engravings. Its most celebrated piece is the 'White…

read more


Skeleton Coast National Park

The Skeleton Coast National Park is infamous for inaccessible shores and rough waters. The local San used to call it…

read more


Sossusvlei

One of the most popular highlights in Namibia are the clay pans of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. The dunes are among…

read more


Swakopmund

Swakopmund is an enchanting little seaside town in the middle of the Namib Desert, with many colonial buildings and a…

read more


The Spitzkoppe

The natural beauty of the Spitzkoppe is spectacular: an island of bald granite peaks situated in an endless grassy plain…

read more


Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein boasts the largest concentration of ancient rock art in the country, and is a UNESCO World Heritage…

read more