Namibia is a Southern African country of unique beauty, stark and contrasting landscapes and culture. No ordinary Holiday here!
What to See and Do when you Tour Namibia.
A person is never at a loss when it comes to what to see and do when you tour Namibia. Namibia boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the worlds oldest desert, the Namib, the Fish River Canyon Park, which is the world's second largest canyon, the Etosha National Park and the Kalahari desert. It is a starling country of contrasts, natural wonders and cultures to experience. Its people speak nine different languages, including some of the Khoisan languages which include the 'clicks' that present an enigma to most native English-speakers. Namibia is mostly desert, with big rivers on its borders – the Orange on its southern border with South Africa, the Kunene on its north-western border with Angola and the Okavango on the north-eastern border of the Caprivi Strip, Namibia produces some of the world's highest quality diamonds.
Sand Dune at Sossusvlei
Namib Desert - Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei is the ultimate Namib Desert experience within the Namib Naukluft National Park. It is a must-see attraction for any tourist to Namibia. The huge sand dunes with their unique red colour are spectacular and walking to the top provides scenic views and photographic opportunities. This site can be reached by ordinary car, with a safe parking lot provided. Paid transport by 4x4 vehicle is provided to the base of the dunes. The best views are to be enjoyed at sunrise or sunset, so it is advisable to stay at a lodge.
Etosha - "The salt pan" around which Etosha National Park is situated and derives its name. The water attracts wildlife in the dry season and is the place to view desert elephants. At all three rest camps, there is are watering holes just outside the perimeter fence. At night they are lit with flood lights and visitors can sit and watch as the animals come down to drink and occasionally fight well into the night. Safari companies operate out of Windhoek and Swakopmund. Most private lodges offer game drives.
Swakopmund is a quaint German town which is the principle holiday resort of Namibia and offers a wide variety of activities. Large sand dunes to the south beckon exploration with sand-boarding, dune carting and quad biking. Enjoy fabulous boat cruises to spot dolphins and see the rich marine life. Surfing, deep-sea diving and fishing are great. Within reach are Sandwich Harbour and Walvis Bay. Also See the Skeleton Coast in a hot air balloon, microlight or join a camel safari.
Windhoek, the capital of Namibia is a small, busy modern city, blended with architecture and atmosphere of its colonial past. Windhoek is very relaxed with a mixture of Namibia's tribes strolling the streets in traditional costume and others are in stylish contemporary clothes.There is much to see in the vicinity, including the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve for weekends of watersports and relaxation. Most visitors to Namibia fly into Windhoek and it is place to purchase arts and crafts before jetting off home.
The Fish River Canyon in Namibia's South is one of the worlds largest Canyons and one of Namibia's Natural Wonders. For more than 160 km the Fish River, Namibia's longest river, washed into the ground up to 550 meters deep and up to 27 km wide.
The Groot Spitzkoppe is 1728 meters above sea level. The Klein Spitzkoppe is 1584 meters. There is also Pondok Mountain. The Groot Spitzkoppe is often referred to as the "Matterhorn of Namibia" because of the similarity in shape.
The Caprivi is a game-rich area and includes 3 wonderful national parks: Babwata, Mudumu and Mamili, which are still somewhat under-utilised in comparison to the parks in neighbouring Botswana. Take a game drive, camping trip or boat cruise in any of the parks.
The Waterberg Plateau is a particularly prominent location, elevating high above the plains of the Kalahari of Eastern Namibia. Waterberg Park and some 405 square kilometres (156 sq mi) of surrounding land were declared a Nature Reserve in 1972.
The Namib-Naukluft National Park is a national parkencompassing part of the Namib Desert and the Naukluft mountain range. Namib-Naukluft is the largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. The most well-known area of the park is Sossusvlei, which is the main visitor attraction in Namibia.The park has some of the most unusual wildlife and nature reserves in the world, and covers a an area larger than Switzerland
NamibRand Nature Reserve is a model for private conservation and low-impact tourism. The reserve integrates a number of former livestock farms into protected area where wildlife roam free. Comprising more than 170,000 hectares, the biodiversity is astounding and includes endangered cheetah. An expert nature guide accompanies small groups of guests who are required to only carry a day pack - our service team takes care of all the chores and transports guests' luggage.
Namibia is the land of two deserts. To the west from the Atlantic coast is the Namib and to the east lies the Kalahari, which transcends national borders into Botswana and South Africa. The Kalahari Experience will take you into this barren yet so beautiful part of Namibia. With this itinerary we will stay in Namibia unless you decide to extend to Botswana and South Africa on various options as indicated in the itinerary.
Luderitz is a beautiful, unique little town that lies with its back to the bay and the rugged, but beautiful Namibian desert in front. The distinctly Bavarian, colonial-style architecture lends an atmosphere not easily matched and an Old World charm that envokes the spirit of the turn of the 19th Century. A myriad of bays and islands surround this jewel of the desert, including Halifax Island which is inhabited by a colony of penguins from Antarctica.