Reasons to Visit
Etosha, Damaraland and the Caprivi Strip provide a fantastic array of wildlife. Lion, cheetah and leopard are all present in significant numbers, while desert adapted elephant and rhino are virtually endemic. To appreciate all this from your own vehicle is a bonus, but there is also first-class guiding to enjoy.
The Namib Naukluft National Park boasts some of the most iconic desert scenery anywhere in the world. Sossusvlei is the most accessible area, where enormous sand dunes overlook the ethereal vleis below. Clamber up one of these dunes for highly photogenic scenes, the desert stretching away in endless ripples constantly reshaped by the winds.
The Namibian coastline is desolate and beautiful in equal measure. Roaring dunes collide with the sea and whale bones and ship wrecks litter the shores. Kayaking amongst seals, catamaran cruises, day trips exploring the dune sea and scenic flights are just a few ways to explore this incredible area.
Namibia is a vast, stunning and sparsely populated country. It is a fabulous country to explore and a self-drive holiday offers the freedom to move at your own pace but still enjoy the activities on offer at each destination.
A nomadic people, living in small settlements in remote northern Namibia, the Himba are one of Africa’s most interesting demographic groups. Largely unaffected by the modern world and highly photogenic in their distinctive dress, their society is based around cattle herding. An excursion to meet them feels uncommonly authentic and unforced.
Namibia is one of Africa’s most scenically varied countries, veering from desert, canyons and bleak coastlines to mountains, salt pans and lush waterways. With so many inspiring landscapes you must visit more than once to appreciate the sheer grandeur. Namibia is so sparsely populated that these wonderful backdrops are allowed space to realise their full cinematic potential.
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Africa and The Indian Ocean
Walvis Bay is a small quirky town, 30 kilometres south of Swakopmund. It's ideal as a base to explore the surrounding area, which is good for marine and birdlife in particular.
Walvis Bay is a small quirky town, 30 kilometres south of Swakopmund.
The town is focused around the busy harbour with many townspeople employed in the huge fishing and shipping industry that operates out of it.
As a tourist, one of the most unique and interesting aspects of Walvis Bay is the huge natural lagoon. This always has numerous seabirds on and around it. Over 100,000 birds were counted on the lagoon, the most noticeable being the flamingos and pelicans. These are joined annually by another 200,000 migratory birds, making this an excellent place for keen birdwatchers.
Walvis Bay is not a particularly attractive town and most tourists use it as a base from which to explore the surrounding area. It is an ideal place from which to enjoy a guided trip to Sandwich Harbour, a freshwater lake surrounded by dunes 50 kilometres south of the town.
It is also very convenient for kayak trips to Pelican Point and the adventurous can go and climb Dune 7, just outside town. In town, attractions include the local museum, birdlife information centre and several restaurants and cafes.
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