The first seaside resort in Namibia has maintained a strong German atmosphere and offers a great opportunity to rest and renew. Many activities are offered, including quad biking, township tours, scenic Namibian desert flights and horse riding.
The Kalahari spreads over several countries and consists of red dunes, shrubs and lakes. The Namibian section of the Kalahari is located in the eastern part of the country, stretching all the way from Tsumkwe in the north to Mariental in the south.
Etosha National Park is a true wilderness paradise with 114 species of mammals, 340 bird species and many reptile species. A large white dry-laid lake or “pan” is located in the northern central part of Etosha, giving the park its name. During the dry season we strongly recommend you to spend three nights in Etosha, and if possible at least two nights in the eastern part of the park, which generally offers the most interesting safari tours.
Caprivi is the city with the highest Namibian population, most of whom still live in traditional villages and sell handmade crafts along the roadside. There are some small reserves, intimate and wild, largely accessible only by off-road vehicles. Caprivi also offers easy access to the well-known Chobe National Park in Botswana and the spectacular Victoria Falls.
In the northwestern corner of Namibia there is a large area of mountains and semi-arid plains, where the semi-nomadic people ovaHimba live. Opuwo, the administrative capital of the region, is the starting point for Epupa Falls, created by the Kunene River at the border of Angola and Namibia. The river falls in a series of waterfalls spread over 1.5 km, with the largest single case of 37 m. If you go to the western part of Kaokoland you should have an experienced guide with you.
Palmwag offers vast areas covered with layers of rust-colored stones. It is a protected area where black rhino, desert-adapted elephant, mountain zebra and various antelopes can be found. There is also a wide variety of predators such as lions, cheetahs, hyenas and leopards.
This river, marking the transition between Erongo and Kunene, is a true wilderness island where desert-adapted elephants, giraffes, baboons and antelopes can be seen in their natural environment throughout the year. To discover this untamed wilderness, an off-road vehicle and an experienced guide are required. During the rainy season, river can become inaccessible. A two-night stay is highly recommended during the dry season.
The Skeleton Coast National Park is located in northwestern Namibia, and has the most inaccessible shoreline beaches. The park is 20,000 km2, and perhaps the least visited park in the world. Most of the Skeleton Coast is closed to the public, but it is possible to visit a small part of the park by driving along the coast from Palmwag to Swakopmund. The coast is mostly flat with some rock. The southern part consists of gravel, while the landscape north of Terrace Bay is dominated by sand dunes.
Cape Cross has one of the largest seal colonies in Africa. However, if a cruise in Walvis Bay is included in your trip, it is not necessary to make a 100km round trip to Cape Cross because you will see plenty of seals during the cruise.
The Naukluft Mountains consist of a plateau surrounded by gorges. Thanks to a large number of hiking trails with natural pools along the way, the Naukluft Mountains is a true walking paradise. A campsite and tracks for off-road vehicles are also available.
Walvis Bay has not only Namibia’s largest commercial port, but also a nature reserve and a bird sanctuary. Flamingos and many other species can be seen all year round. A cruise is an excellent way to breathe fresh sea air and watch seals, dolphins and other marine animals in the lagoon. Combine this cruise with a 4×4 trip to Sandwich Harbor, where the dunes meet the Atlantic Ocean – guaranteed an interesting and adventurous day on the Namibian coast.
Twyfelfontein is known for its ancient rock carvings and is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2007. If you would also like to participate in safari and search for desert-adapted elephants, oryx, kudu and other wildlife in this area, we recommend that you stay two nights. During the rainy season, this tour may be more difficult (or impossible) to do, depending on how much rain has fallen.
Lüderitz, a small town in the southern part of the desert, the second commercial port of Namibia. Not far away is the main attraction, the historic town of Kolmanskop. It was one of the richest cities in Namibia at the start of the diamond rush in the early 1900s, but since 1956 it has been completely abandoned. Since then, the sand has invaded the houses and created beautiful scenes that attract a large number of visitors and photographers.
With a length of 56 km and a width of 27 km, Fish River Canyon is the world’s second largest canyon. A number of vantage points along the edge offer spectacular views. The best time to enjoy the beauty of the canyon when shadow play is in the morning. Many lodges – for different budgets – are available in this area, but one that has been built on the western side of the canyon (outside the national park) offers one of the most beautiful views in Namibia as well as tours of the canyon (depending on the travel month and weather conditions).
Namibia desert is one of the oldest deserts in the world and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Namibia. The dry-laid lakes of Deadvlei and Sossusvlei are surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world (more than 300 meters high) with a wide range of colors that vary in intensity depending on the time of day. Near the park entrance, Sesriem Canyon offers an interesting walk. Shaped by the Tsauchab River, this small canyon is a fascinating example of various geological formations and the effects of weather conditions millions of years ago.
This private reserve is one of the largest in southern Africa, and borders on the Namib Naukluft National Park. The quilts must be smaller but the beauty of the landscape is just as extraordinary! There are different types of accommodation for different budgets, ranging from self-catering to four-star tent camp or lodge accommodation. At least two nights are recommended.