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Namibia

Introducing Namibia

If you could combine the red soil of the Australian outback, the wildlife viewing of South Africa, the remote coastline of Alaska and the culture of the desert communities of Botswana then you would have Namibia. One of Southern Africa’s newest nations the former German colony of Namibia has the majority of its population concentrated in its capital of Windhoek and its coast city of Swakopmund allowing the remainder of its land to offer travellers that rare gem of being almost alone on roads that traverse a land of red soil, unforgiving landscapes and scattered wildlife.

Self drive or touring here offers experiences as varied as sand boarding down 200 metres high dunes, deep sea game fishing and overnighting at waterholes prolific with game. Namibia is a country that amazes those who visit  it - add it to your list if you can when travelling to Southern Africa.

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Location

Southern Africa

Population

2 Million

Currency

Namibian Dollar & SA Rand

Best time to visit

May - Oct

Capital

Windhoek

Common language

English, German and Herero

Highlights of Namibia

Etosha National Park

In the far north of Namibia you’ll find its main game viewi9ng attraction – Etosha. This fairly arid park has 2 distinct advantages over parks with more water. In Etosha animal inhabitants need to seek out water. This means that each campsite and game lodge has its own floodlit waterhole where you can sit conviniently with cool drink in hand as the animals come to you. They also tend to come even if there are predators around which means that your chances of seeing several species at the same time is higher.

Cultural tourism

Unlike many of its neighbours Namibia has included its tribal communities in its discussion for its future since its creation in 1990 as the government see their cultures as one of the central reasons for travellers to visit. Although the majority of people with long ancestry within Namibia are Ovambo it is the Herero people in their Victorian style clothing and the bronzed Himba of the north who invite travellers to visit their communities and to hear about their traditions.

Namib Naukluft Park and Sesriem canyon

This region of great sand dunes offers travellers the chance to sand board amongst the row of 200metre plus dunes that are Sossusvlei. Wildlife is scattered but it is the red sanded dunes that travellers come to see and they certainly don’t disappoint. Wildlife unique to the area is mainly spotted at sunrise and sunset which as in most red soil areas are spectacular.

Cape Cross

Who would have thought that in an arid land you would find the largest colony of Cape Fur Seals in the world. Namibia’s long coastline creates perfect conditions for various cold water mammals with the favourite spot for them to come in to breed and live being Cape Cross. It’s estimated that over 100,000 fur seals make this region home and believe us when we say that you’ll know they are around as the whole area smells like a tuna factory. It is however very special to watch them enjoying themselves in the waves and on shore from a view point of only metres away.

Swakopmund

Namibia’s coastal playground offers respite from long drives and sightseeing for the weary traveller. It also offers a great time. Its waterfront pubs and Hotels are friendly and its reputation as the adventure capital of Namibia is in full swing as you can quad bike on nearby dunes, deep sea fish, parachute, surf, horse and camel ride..... the good times here are literally endless.

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When to visit

Africa’s outback is sandwiched between the Atlantic coast and the dry inland deserts of Southern Africa making it a great place to travel to all year round.

Winter versus summer – winter between May and October is cooler especially in the evenings when temperatures can drop below freezing and probably a little more popular with travellers. Summer is hot but provides visitors with spectacular displays of lightning and thunder in drier regions.

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Travel in Namibia


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A compulsory local payment of US$250.00 is applicable to this tour.

7 days Swakopmund to Cape Town

Featuring: Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund

From Namibia's most popular seaside resort of Swakopmund to the slopes of Cape Town's majestic Table Mountain this trip takes in dunes, desolate coastline and the impressive Fish River Canyon. Climb the highest sand dunes in the world at Soussusvlei and experience action and adrenaline in the Namib Desert where you can try your hand at skydiving, sand boarding or quad biking, or simply wind down in the colonial town of Swakopmund.

Accommodation: Camping

 



Sossusvlei dunes

22 days Cape Town to Victoria Falls
Guided small group tour
3 and 4 star game lodges, guesthouses and tented camps
Visits Cape Town,Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Sossuvlei, Swakopmund, Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Etosha, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls.

The ultimate safari through Southern Africa including all the highlights this beautiful part of the world has to offer! Vibrant Cape Town, breath-taking views over the Fish River Canyon, the highest sand dunes in the world in Namibia, safari extravaganza in Etosha National Park, the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, the mighty Victoria Falls – this tour has it all!


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