The Namib Desert is one of the largest and oldest deserts in the world. The name Namib comes from Nama, meaning a vast place in the local language. Some of the world’s highest sand dunes are located in Sossusvlei, one of the highlights of the Namib Desert. Wind-created sand dunes can reach more than 300 m. Another attraction of the Namib Desert is the Sesriem Valley, which the Tau Chuab River formed about two million years ago. On top of the sand dunes you can admire the views of the vast desert, and at night you can see the perfect starry sky.
One of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa covering an area of 22,750 square kilometers, it offers easier and safer animal observation in southern Africa. In the center of the park is a salt lake called Etosha Pan, which is approximately 4800 km2 wide with forests and meadows. Despite its dry appearance, the park is inhabited by Springbok and Oryx, as well as animals known as elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards and zebras.
It is also one of the best places to see the endangered cheetah and black rhino. You can also see rare antelopes such as the impala Khao Gro, Damara dik dik and the lonet rope. In addition, there are more than 340 species of birds that live in savannahs, water fronts and deserts. The dry season between May and October, when the animals gather in the water, is ideal for observation.
Shipwrecks from the northern part of Swakopmund to the border with Angola are the origin of this coast. Many of the ships are stranded by the dangerous currents and dense fog of the Atlantic Ocean, which remains a desolate and isolated area, but one of the hidden surprises.
Many of the coasts are under the protection of skeleton Coast National Park, and the spectacular scenery of the desert, sea and sky is breathtaking. In addition, animals and plants are richer than expected, and around 250 species of birds can be observed, and Segro Jaccar is one of the most commonly found animals. Antelopes like Oryx, Kudu and Springbok can be seen in the water area and sometimes elephants adapt to the desert.
Between Etosha National Park and the Kunene River, which borders Angola, there is an area called Kaokoland, perhaps the last unspoiled area of southern Africa.
It is a land of extreme weather, the winter is very cold, summer is intense heat and sometimes it is intense and intense rain. The people here called Hinba live here. They are nomadic and live in this dry and rough environment while grazing. It is also known for its distinctive appearance. Women crush ochre rocks to make a reddish-brown powder, which is then mixed with the powder and butter on the skin.
The lifestyle has not changed at all, and tourists exchange coffee, cigarettes, sugar, etc. for Himba crafts, jewelry and pottery. Tourism has slowly and inevitably changed its lifestyle. If you want to see Himba in a real environment, there’s only now.
From Windhoek, Walvis Bay or the Skeleton Coast to the Atlantic coast, through the thick fog you can see the landscape created by the bell tower and palm trees of the Bavarian church.
Swakopmund, Namibia’s second largest city and summer resort, is one of the most surreal and unique cities. Located in the Atlantic Ocean at the end of the Namib Desert, it is famous for its architecture and culture that influenced it when it was a German colony. Many residents speak German and Oktoberfest will also take place.
There are many dunes on the outskirts of the city, with all kinds of adventure activities such as sandboards, skis, quads, camel rides and road rides. Other activities include boat trips for dolphins and seals, skydiving in the desert and bird watching tours. There’s also a place called «Moonscape», a rocky area that looks like a moon, and the landscape at sunrise and sunset is particularly wonderful.
There are not many opportunities to enjoy animal observation, but huge welwichua called living fossils are native to the oasis of Khan and Goanicontes. This plant is the longest, it is estimated to be 2000, and is characterized by its long life and only a couple of leaves.
A mix of innovative modern design, traditional African style and German colonial architecture, Namibia’s capital is located on the plateau in the center of the country and is outdoors surrounded by softly undulating mountains It is in a good basin. One of the safest and safest cities in South Africa, with an international airport that serves as a starting point for travel in Namibia.
Centrally located, it is a stop for people heading north towards Etosha National Park and the Namib And Sossusvlei Desert.
It is very hot from December to March, but thanks to its altitude, the humidity is low and the night is pleasant and cool. Summers can have heavy rains, but as they evaporate quickly, they are not wet for long. Winter nights, from May to August, are very cold and frosts can fall in the lowlands, but they are warm and sunny during the day. Care should be taken during the rainy season from September to November, as temperatures rise considerably.
Fish River is Namibia’s longest river, 650 km long. Its water source is located in the Naukluft Mountains in the east, where it meets the Orange River southwest of Aiai.
Located in the lower part of the Fish River, the Canyon of the Fish River is one of the most stunning natural beauties of southern Namibia. Up to 550 meters deep, it is the second largest gun in the world after the Us Grand Canyon. A large canyon starts near the Seeheim and lasts approximately 160 km. Fish River Canyon is considered to have been formed by the erosion of the valley’s bottom due to water erosion and the movement of the bark during the rainy season several hundred million years ago. Only a small amount of water flows through the canyon when the Fish River is dammed in Hardap near Mariental. During the dry winter months, the riverbed often dries completely or makes some pools. After the summer rains, the river can be a fierce torrent.
It is part of the National Natural Park and the door is located in Hovas. From there, drive 10 km to the valley and the famous «Hell Curve» offers excellent views. It is a popular hiking destination, but it needs good physical health and can only be done during the winter months of May and September.