Namibia Travel Blog

In recent decades Namibia has developed into a top travel destination for those wanting to experience real Africa. A deeply proud and traditional country, Namibia is home to some of the very best wildlife and scenery that the continent of Africa has got to offer.

Namibia gained its independence in 1990 and is a country spanning over 200 million acres yet it has a tiny population meaning that amongst its deserts, canyons, and long sweeping coast you may see more wildlife than human life!

The Namibia wildlife is somewhat of a success story as aside from the numerous springbok, baboon, giraffe, and elephant you will also witness large numbers of both black and white rhino and lion and this is largely down to the efforts of local conversation communities, the government, and other non-profit organizations.

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

Be sure to check out my guest blog from Obeo Travel – Explore Namibia.

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Useful Information

Flag

National Flag of Namibia

Continent

Capital

Windhoek

Time Difference

Local Time + 2 Hours

Currency

South African Rand

(Exchange Rate)

Flight Time

10 hrs 50 from London

Visa

Language

English

Vaccinations

Tourist Office

Namibia on Film

Getting Around Namibia

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

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

Many visitors to Namibia will combine a stay with a tour of the neighboring countries of South Africa and Botswana.

Map courtesy of Wanderlog, the best trip planner app on iOS and Android

Places To Stay in Namibia

Top Things To See & Do

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

Explore the beaches of the Skeleton coast
A graveyard of 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 Bushmen as well as meerkats, Kalahari lions, and hyenas.

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, whereas 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 world’s second-largest gorge?

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