Windhoek Off The Beaten Path

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    SOSSUSVLEI

    by DAO Updated Aug 17, 2012

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    If you want a good campsite at Sossusvlei (Sesriem campsite) you need to book in Windhoek and/or ahead of time. Otherwise you only get cancelations or have to sleep in your car.

    Namibia Wildlife Resorts
    PO Box: P/Bag 13378,
    Office: Independence Ave., Windhoek, Namibia

    Also offices in Swapomund, Namibia and Cape Town, South Africa.

    I slept in my car if you think I am not serious!

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    Gibeon Meteorites

    by GrumpyDiver Updated Dec 12, 2011

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    One of the most unusual displays of meteorites I have ever encountered are the Gibeon Meteorites, which are on display on the Post Street Mall, downtown Windhoek. They are named after the town of Gibeon, near where they were found.

    Anywhere else in the world, these pieces would be in a museum, but here in Namibia, they are integrated into a quasi-sculpture on this major pedestrian street.

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    National Museum of Namibia

    by GrumpyDiver Written Dec 12, 2011

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    Namibia is a relatively young country, and much of its modern history is only around 100 years old, when it was a German colony.

    The National Museum of Namibia is quite small and is located in the former German colonial fort, the “Alte Feste”. The displays cover off the struggle for independence, some colonial artefacts, a little bit of ethnographics, including a section on rock carvings and paintings. It won’t take very long to go through the museum, but it is worth a visit, if you are in the area. Admission is free.

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    Wildlife viewing a stone-throw from Windhoek

    by GrumpyDiver Written Dec 10, 2011

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    Daan Viljoen Park is perhaps 25 km east of Windhoek. It is the closest wildlife viewing area to the capital. We went out there to get over our jetlag and practice photographing the wildlife.

    None of the animals at the site are considered "dangerous".

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    Classical music fans are stunned

    by Assenczo Written Aug 20, 2009
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    Windhoek has an area of close proximity to the center which has a number of streets dedicated to colossuses of classical musical tradition. The frame has appropriately been outlined by Bach and Beethoven and the rest of the grid has been filled with the likes of Mozart, Haydn, Verdi, Chopin, Shubert etc. Such a passion for classical music and moreover embodied on a grand scale would be unique in the world and even more so in Africa. By comparison, my birth place, Sofia, used to have only one, named after Mussorgsky.

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    Connect with your inner self at Avis Dam

    by Edla Written Aug 4, 2006

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    This is a great place to have a famly picnic or to go hiking. Friends and I go hiking around the dam. Some people actually go fishing in the dam.
    It's not for swimming though.

    There are no entrance fees.

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    How bout Goat head at Otjikaendu Den ;)

    by Edla Written Jun 22, 2006

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    This is a little "restaurant" in the heart of Katutura. Katutura is a black neighborhood and quite "rural".
    This quaint hangout is popular with the locals and the tourist who've been "dragged" there enjoyed it. It's a sort of shebeen/restaurant combo that has been made popular by the owner's goat head recipe. People in Namibia eat goat and they eat ALL of the goat :)

    So at this restaurant you'll eat goat feet, goat head, tripe (the belly of the goat, known locally as omatangara).

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    Densely populated country

    by georeiser Updated Oct 10, 2009

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    Densely populated country

    Namibia is the least densely populated country in the world after Mongolia (2.5 inhabitants per square kilometre). Only a short drive outside Windhoek will take you to the Wildness.

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