Namibia

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Desert landscapes, abstract wilderness and fierce coastline attracts adventure seekers – families and honeymooners.

Namibia’s main attractions for visitors are stunning scenery, pristine wilderness and fascinating wildlife. An infinite supply of sun bright skies, star filled nights, vast open landscapes and an abundance of space make this a visually stunning and soul-enriching country.

There is a real diversity of experiences and some truly incredible places to stay:

Skeleton Coast – the remote northwest of the country with spectacular scenery, stunning coastal dunes, barren coastline, stark desert interior and home to the elusive Himba people. One of Africa’s most amazing places to visit.

Sossusvlei – the place to see the huge red sand dunes for which Namibia is famous. An alluring destination with vast gravel plains, towering mountain ranges and deep sculptured canyons. A hot-air ballooning paradise.

Namibrand – one of Africa’s largest private nature reserves. A stunning desert area with huge red sand dunes, vegetated dune valleys, sand and gravel plains alongside impressive mountains. Some wonderful lodges as well as guided hiking and fly-camping through this desert region.

Etosha National Park – Namibia’s prime game-viewing area, particularly for self-drive trips. The defining feature is the huge Etosha pan of silvery-white sand and bluring mirages on the horizon. Dry season is definitely the best time of year.

Palmwag – a private concession within a superb desert wilderness area. very scenic landscape with some excellent game viewing of the indigenous desert elephant, mountain zebra, giraffe, cheetah and lion. The chance to track rhino on foot is a real highlight.

Twyfelfontein – a semi-desert wilderness with dramatic scenary, desert elephant, fascinating rock art and local culture. Great region for self-driving due to its central location between the Skeleton Coast and Etosha whilst north of the Central Highlands and Swakopmund.

Central Highlands – north of Windhoek, south of Etosha and east of Swakopmund this is an region of rolling hills, guest farms and lodges. Most self-drive trips will involve an overnight in this area with the chance to visit one of the cheetah conservation projects.

Swakopmund – Namibia’s main coastal town, offering a choice of shops and restaurants. Activities central with dune boarding, quad-biking, sea-kayaking and sky-diving all on offer.

Windhoek – Namibia’s modern and friendly capital.

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Central Areas

Central Highlands Central Highlands

The Central Highlands represents an extensive area of the country north of Windhoek, south of Etosha and east of Swakopmund across to the Waterberg Plateau.

The landscape is predominantly rolling hills, with some highland and mountain areas...

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Swakopmund Swakopmund

Namibia’s main coastal town, Swakopmund is a popular holiday resort for Namibians or visitors looking for a more temperate climate, some local history and palm-lined streets with a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops.

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Windhoek Windhoek

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital, spread out in a broad valley with surrounding hills that make up it’s few suburbs.

It is a pleasant enough environment but offers few places of genuine interest for the visitor except hotels, shops...

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Northern Regions

Etosha Etosha

Etosha meaning “place of dry water” is the primary game viewing area of Namibia. The park is centred around a huge, flat calcrete “pan” which provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area...

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Palmwag Palmwag

The huge Palmwag concession area is located within the Kunene region of northwest Namibia between Etosha and the Skeleton Coast. A truly wild and scenic area, this is as far as most self-drive safaris will venture before acquiring the assistance o...

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Skeleton Coast Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast Park and Wilderness Areas protect approximately one-third of the country’s coastline. It is one of the most awe inspiring places on the planet. The lunar landscape meeting pristine sand dunes neighbouring the harsh Atlanti...

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Southern Regions

Namibrand Namibrand

The Namibrand Nature Reserve is a spectacular area of desert just south of Sossusvlei but with far fewer visitors and a more diverse and interesting landscape.

A quote by well-known travel writer Amy Schoemann sums up the beauty of this are...

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Sossusvlei Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is an area of classic desert scenery offering one of the iconic images of Namibia – huge red dunes with sharp curving ridges dropping down onto flat gravel pans.

The Namib-Naukluft Park and its corridor of dunes is a photog...

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Twyfelfontein Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein is an excellent self-drive area to explore within southern Damaraland.

There are numerous attractions for visitors including the chance to see a wealth of Bushman rock art, the desert elephant, the Petrified Forest and the sur...

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Fast facts about
Namibia

Hoanib Camp

Hoanib Camp

Palmwag, Namibia

Okahirongo River Camp

Okahirongo River Camp

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Erongo Wilderness Camp

Erongo Wilderness Camp

Central Highlands, Namibia

Okonjima Bush Camp

Okonjima Bush Camp

Central Highlands, Namibia

Okonjima Main Lodge

Okonjima Main Lodge

Central Highlands, Namibia

Anderssons Ongava Camp

Anderssons Ongava Camp

Etosha, Namibia

Etosha Safari Lodge

Etosha Safari Lodge

Etosha, Namibia

Little Ongava Lodge

Little Ongava Lodge

Etosha, Namibia

Mushara Lodge

Mushara Lodge

Etosha, Namibia

Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge

Etosha, Namibia

Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp

Etosha, Namibia

Onguma Fort

Onguma Fort

Etosha, Namibia

Onguma Tented Camp

Onguma Tented Camp

Etosha, Namibia

Onguma Tree Top Camp

Onguma Tree Top Camp

Etosha, Namibia

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Namibrand, Namibia

Tok Tokkie Trails

Tok Tokkie Trails

Namibrand, Namibia

Wolwedans Dune Camp

Wolwedans Dune Camp

Namibrand, Namibia

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Namibrand, Namibia

Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp

Palmwag, Namibia

Palmwag Lodge

Palmwag Lodge

Palmwag, Namibia

Serra Cafema Camp

Serra Cafema Camp

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Skeleton Coast Camp

Skeleton Coast Camp

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Skeleton Research Camp

Skeleton Research Camp

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Desert Homestead

Desert Homestead

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Kulala Wilderness Camp

Kulala Wilderness Camp

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Little Kulala Lodge

Little Kulala Lodge

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp

Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Zebra River Lodge

Zebra River Lodge

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Beach Lodge

Beach Lodge

Swakopmund, Namibia

Cape Cross Lodge

Cape Cross Lodge

Swakopmund, Namibia

Hansa Hotel

Hansa Hotel

Swakopmund, Namibia

The Stiltz

The Stiltz

Swakopmund, Namibia

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp

Twyfelfontein, Namibia

Doro Nawas Camp

Doro Nawas Camp

Twyfelfontein, Namibia

Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp

Twyfelfontein, Namibia

Heinitzburg Hotel

Heinitzburg Hotel

Windhoek, Namibia

Olive Grove

Olive Grove

Windhoek, Namibia

Villa Verdi

Villa Verdi

Windhoek, Namibia

Mushara Bush Camp

Mushara Bush Camp

Etosha, Namibia

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