Travel

Namibia is a beautiful country with many interesting places to visit. This list certainly does not include all of them, but is a quick overview of some of the most scenic and popular tourist attractions.

Etosha National Park

World-renowned for its wildlife (elephants, black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, wildebeest and giraffes), you can be sure to see the “Big 5” here. It is also one of the largest savannah conservation areas in Africa.

Ruacana Falls/Epupa Falls

Ruacana Falls

Often unknown or overlooked, these two waterfalls along the Kunene River along the northern border are striking and remote, and well worth the trip.

Sousessvlei

Dead Vlei

The Namib dessert is home to some of the largest sand dunes in the world. These stunningly large and seemingly endless dunes are truly a breathtaking sight.

Skeleton Coast

Skeleton Coast

Foggy and inhospitable, many ships have met their end along this coast, named for the skeletons of whales and seals found when whaling was active in the area. This stark landscape is a popular driving trip.

Waterburg Plateau

Waterberg Plateau

 

Waterberg Plateau Park is worth the short drive from Otjiwarongo to view this ecologically diverse and rich landscape that boasts over 200 different species of birds and some rare species of small antelope on the lower hills of the mountain. You can take a guided safari drive up the plateau and spot a rare black rhino, buffalo, kudu and more. The deep red and orange rock formation is over 850 million years old. Take one of many different hiking trails to reach the top of the plateau, which serves as an impressive photo-op spot.

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