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.
|Currency||South African Rand|
|Language||English / French|
|Tourist Office||Namibia Tourist Office|
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.
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.
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.
Head out to the Kalahari desert and meet the infamous Kalahari Bushmen as well as meerkats, Kalahari lions, and hyenas.
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?
Pre-Bookable Excursions in Namibia
The Namibia Tourist Office provides a wide choice of useful information including places to go, things to do and what you can expect from the weather.