Namibia

An Introduction To Namibia

Wild and Free...

Namibia is an enormous country yet it has a tiny population meaning that amongst its deserts, canyons and long sweeping coast you may see more wildlife than human life !

In fact wildlife in Namibia is somewhat of a success story as aside from the numerous springbok, baboon, giraffe and elephant you will also witness large numbers of both rhino and lion and this is largely down to the efforts of local conversation communities, the government and various organisations.

There are of course other attractions in the country including the Namib desert where you can climb dunes or hover over them in a hot air balloon.

Namibia is a special country that begs you to explore and create your own adventures.

Getting Around...

Hiring a car and taking a self drive is a very popular and highly recommended way of discovering this incredible landscape.

You could also take private guide who comes with the local knowledge to take you to those hidden gems especially in a country as vast and barren as this.

Top 9 Sights & Attractions...

Etosha National Park
No trip to Namibia is complete without a visit of Etosha National Park and the vast array of wildlife.

Explore the beaches of the Skeleton coast
A graveyard to many ships, this impressive coast is also home to baboons, elephants and giraffes

Sossuvlei, Namib Desert
Climb the Sossusvlei Dunes in the Namib Desert for incredible scenery not to mention fun and adventure.

Self-drive trip
Namibia is a great place to do a self-drive trip as the roads are good and the distances to be covered are just right. Make sure you include Etosha National Park, whale-watching off Swakopmund and the desert elephants of Damaraland

Christ Church, Windhoek
Visit the German influenced Christ Church in the capital city of Windhoek.

Kalahari Desert
Head out to the Kalahari desert and meet the infamous Kalahari Bishmen as well as meerkats, Kalahari lions and hyena.

Damaraland
For history and culture visit the Twyfelfontein rock engravings and also look for the desert elephants of Damaraland

Cape Cross Seal Reserve
Head to the coast and the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, where as the name suggests you will discover an amazing number of protected fur seals.

Fish River Canyon
How about a trek on mules through the Fish River Canyon, where the earth’s crust cracks apart – the worlds second largest gorge.

Essential information

Namibia Flag

Continent:  
Africa

Capital:
Windhoek

Time Difference:
Local Time + 2 hour

Currency:

South African Rand

Flight Time:
10h 50m from London

Visa:
No (FCO Advice)

Language:
English

Vaccinations:
Yes (Check Here)

Weather

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