5 Things to Do in Namibia

Namibia is the perfect destination for travellers who have visited Africa at least once.  It is not a traditional “first time to Africa destination”.for travellers wanting to experience a quintessential safari experience. Instead, travellers will enjoy the vast, untouched landscapes, unique cultures and biodiversity.

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Namibia desert

Namibia is an exceptional choice for travel due to its wonder of giant dunes, wildlife and favourable currency, offering space, silence and the chance to get away from it all.

 

Namibia is a remarkable destination for the traveller who enjoys hitting the road starting from the North to the Southern part in a 4×4 Rental.

 

With an array of accommodation options to choose from, which can become quite confusing a suggestion would be to contact Journeys Namibia.

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Beautiful Scenery

With Journeys Namibia, you can experience Namibia at your own pace.  They have a wide selection of lodges which are situated near all the great attractions. You can be assured that staying at one of Journeys Namibia lodges – all your wildest expectations will be exceeded!

 

For awe-inspiring moments, herewith our recommendation on top 5 things to do in Namibia.

The Fish River Canyon

The Canyon is an admired wonder of Namibia. Known as the biggest canyon in Africa and falls after, the enormous Grand Canyon in the USA. 

 

Travellers from all over the world come to experience the famous hiking trail, and the spectacular views certainly have something to do with it.

 

It is essential to know that during the summer months, the Canyon hike is closed, due to the heat.

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction.  Sossusvlei is a large, white, salad and clay pan and is a great destination all year round.  The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters.  The dunes provide photographic enthusiasts with gorgeous images in the beautiful morning and evening light.

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Sossusvlei Dunes

Despite the harsh desert conditions in the area, one can find a wide variety of plants and animals that have adapted to survive.

 

All of the attractions surrounding Sossusvlei are easily accessible.

Swakopmund and Walvisbay

Swakopmund is an admired coastal town in Namibia, consisting of sandy beaches which face the Atlantic ocean and with historic German colonial architecture. Perfect for families or friends who can visit the seafront, the aquarium or the Swakopmund Museum.  

 

About 30km south of Swakopmund you will find Walvisbay where a lot of activities are done amongst other things boat tours, exciting desert tours, quad bike safaris and also kayaking tours. 

Swakopmund-Seals

Swakopmund Seals

In Swakopmund, a visit to the seafront,  aquarium and the Swakopmund Museum is worthwhile. 

 

There are numerous boulevards and a sizeable traditional street market where travellers can buy souvenirs.

The Skeleton Coast

 

Getting its name from the great numbers of stranded whales and stranded ships – whales stranded on the beach, leaving their skeletons all over. A considerable number of vessels also abandoned on the Skeleton Coast due to the thick fog, strong wind and unpredictable stormy weather. This is the worlds largest ship cemetery. 

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Skeleton Coast

Found in the northern part of the Atlantic coast of Namibia, this area is 40km in width and stretches over 500km across the coast. Despite a hostile character, several wild animals and plants can still be seen.

Etosha Region

 

The name Etosha is derived from the word Oshindong meaning “Great White Place” referring to the Etosha pan. 

 

Etosha is a nature conservation area found in the north of Namibia, covering a total area of almost 22,912 km². The region is mainly covered by the Etosha National Park and includes the southern parts up to Outjo and west to east of the park. 

 

Ethos National Park is known as Namibia’s biggest and most important national park. Wildlife such as large mammals including lion, leopard, giraffe, elephant and rhino can be found. Even smaller species thrive in Etosha National Park, making it a great safari destination.

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Etosha National Park Entrance

Accommodation and lodging are widely available inside and outside the park, and it’s easily accessible for any type of traveller. Whether preferring to go wild and go camping or wanting to enjoy a Big 5 safari in all its comfort of luxury, you can be sure to find suitable accommodation for yourself, your family or loved ones.

 

In summary, Namibia is one of the most fascinating and diverse countries in the world and a number one travel destination. Namibia is world-famous for the highest dunes in the world and the Etosha National Park, one of the world’s most significant conservation areas.

 

Be sure to include the above top five things to do when visiting Namibia.

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