What to see in Namibia

Namibia Attractions

Namibia is one of the best places in the world to visit if you have a hankering for a stunning variety of dramatic desert landscapes. The country's most popular attractions include salt pans, sand dunes, rock formations and clay pans, which form the beautiful but harsh backdrop for wildlife safaris and a wealth of ancient rock art. Travel in Namibia is a celebration of open spaces and silence, and the country is a photographer's dream.

The formidable coastline of the Namib Desert is one of the most popular areas to explore, with tourists most commonly choosing to stay at Walvis Bay and the charming Swakopmund, and enjoying excursions to desert gems like Sossusvlei and the Spitzkoppe Mountains. Windhoek, the capital city, is also a great base for travel, with a number of urban attractions and potential for excursions further afield. The best places to see San (Bushmen) rock art are Twyfelfontein and Brandberg, although the ancient carvings and paintings are wonderfully common. Etosha National Park is a delight for game viewing and the Fish River Canyon is a magnificent and challenging place to hike. Popular activities in Namibia include wildlife safaris, surfing, scuba diving, dune boarding, fishing, golf and boating.


The Brandberg massif is famous for its thousands of rock paintings and engravings, most notably the 'White Lady', which…

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Skeleton Coast National Park

Encompassing the northern part of the Namibian coastline and extending into southern Angola, Skeleton Coast National…

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One of Namibia's highlights is the clay pans of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, enclosed by magnificent ochre sand dunes.…

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Swakopmund is an enchanting little seaside town in the middle of the Namib Desert, which grew around what was once the…

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The Spitzkoppe

Located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib Desert, the natural beauty of the Spitzkoppe, or Spitzkop, is spectacular;…

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Translated as 'Uncertain Fountain', Twyfelfontein was so named by a farmer who doubted the ability of the spring to sustain…

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Our Travel Expert

Phoebe is a farm girl from the UK who, armed with a Geography degree, set off a few years ago to develop a career and discover the world. She first visited Namibia to assist with a research project, and fell immediately in love with this beautiful country. She now lives in Johannesburg and works as a safari guide in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.

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