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Namibia Travel

Lying on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia is one of the most glorious countries in southern Africa. The geography encompasses everything from parched deserts and windy plateaus to grand mountains and lush savannahs. Namibia has a deep respect for its land and wildlife and protects it fiercely. While indigenous wildlife can be found all over the African continent, nowhere is it as iconic and abundant as Namibia. Zebras grazing the lowlands, majestic giraffes chewing leaves, herds of elephants thundering through the landscapes, and families of rhinoceros basking in the sun by the water.

Namibia travel

Windhoek, the capital and largest city, is a pulsating city of African splendor. While there are numerous museums and art galleries to visit, the best experience can be had by mingling with the locals and experiencing true Namibian culture. Take a tour of the shops and markets to find high quality traditional Namibian crafts like intricately designed hand woven carpets and rugs, geometric tapestries, bushman art, oonyoka shell bead jewelry, hand carved tribal masks, and exquisite African potteries.

Local food stalls and cafes can give you a quick education in Namibian cuisine where you can sample ostrich and kudu kebabs, biltong, barbecued zebra, and potjiekos and there are many Nambia restaurants. The natives also like to drink Amarula, which is made from Amarula tree fruit. In the wild, elephants will literally get drunk on the fruit. The liqueur is reminiscent of an Irish cream and used extensively in Namibian food and drinks.

Outside the city, you will gain direct access to the purity and greatness of Namibia. Numerous parks, wildlife reserves, and sanctuaries hold the true riches of this nation. Etosha National Park is an excellent place to get up close and personal with giraffes, zebras, tigers, lions, and antelopes. It is a popular destination for wildlife photographers and filmmakers. Take a safari into the Namib Desert, home to the Namib Naukluft Park, which is a massive sanctuary for endangered species. The Caprivi Strip is a haven for birdwatchers where the densest populations of Namibian birds exist. The AfriCat Foundation will delight big cat lovers where you can see big cats up close. You can even tag along with skilled conservationists that monitor and track endangered species throughout the region.

For being largely engulfed in desert regions, Namibia remains a rather cool and temperate area. During the hottest months of the year, the temperatures rarely exceed 100-105 degrees Fahrenheit. Namibia is a hot bed of wildlife and natural beauty. With a tolerable heat index year round, it is one of the absolute best African countries to visit.

English is the official language and communicating with the natives is fun and easy. Namibians are intensely proud of their heritage and also speak native languages like Afrikaans and Oshiwambo. When you visit, you will be immersed in a splendid African culture and awestruck by the greatness of Namibia.


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