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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, and the country's most popular attractions are things like 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.


Brandberg

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 a bit into southern Angola, Skeleton Coast National…

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Sossusvlei

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

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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Twyfelfontein

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

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