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Etosha National Park

One of the greatest game parks in Africa – and one of the oldest – is also Namibia’s number-one tourist destination. Home to 114 large and small mammal species, more than 400 recorded bird species,…

Namib Sand Sea

Namibia received its second UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. The Namib Sand Sea covers an enormous area of 3077700 hectares, with an additional 899500 hectares designated as a buffer zone and within the Namib-Naukluft…

Twyfelfontein Heritage Site

Namibia was awarded its first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Since then, visitors from all over the world have travelled to Twyfelfontein – one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa. It…

Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon is found in the southern part of Namibia's longest river. This incredible geological landscape is the second-largest canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon in Arizona) and Africa's largest canyon.…

Spitzkoppe

The Spitzkoppe lies west of Usakos, and it is one of Namibia's most photographed and painted outcrops of granite. These granite rocks are intrusive and were formed by the slow cooling of molten masses below…

Sperrgebiet National Park

Opuwo is a beautiful and complex metaphor for how what is perceived as modern, and that which is seen as purely traditional, could live in harmony. In this capital of Namibia’s Kunene Region, the OvaHimba…

Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert, home to the San /Bushmen, stretches across Eastern Namibia, providing moments of great solitude and poignant reflection as you gaze across the great stretches of open sands, dotted with a variety of…

Kavango & Zambezi

It is traversed by a complex network of rivers and has relatively high summer rainfalls that have created a fertile wilderness of riverine forests, flood plains, swamps, and open woodland. These two regions boast of…

Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

On the central coast, Swakopmund, a resort town, and Walvis Bay, Namibia's main seaport, offer an oasis's where the sea meets the desert. The towns offer adrenaline-rush activities and are considered Namibia's "adventures hub". The list of…

Namib-Naukluft Park

The Namib-Naukluft Park is one of the world's largest conservation areas, stretching from the plateau of central Namibia to the vast basin of the Namib Desert. Wide-open spaces framed by purply-blue mountains and impossible sunsets…

Damaraland & Kaokoland

Without doubt, a destination in its own right, being so achingly close to Etosha en route from the Skeleton Coast, the beauty and solitude that is Damaraland is so often missed. The area is home…

Why Namibia is a Great Safari Country

As a former author for Lonely Planet guidebooks, I have travelled to many countries in East Africa and Southern Africa. Namibia has always been one of my favourite destinations. So, when safari tourists and African…

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