Namibia Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by lotharscheer
  • Things to Do
    by lotharscheer
  • Things to Do
    by lotharscheer

Namibia Things to Do

  • Etosha National Park

    Namibia Things to Do

    This has got to be one of best game viewing places around!! Etosha is a vast (23,000 sq kms) pan area with grass lands and bushes that surround the barren pan area. Full of waterholes, spread out in what seems like strategic locations, the park is host to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 16 reptiles and countless insects. It has a network of...

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  • Desert and dunes

    Namibia Things to Do

    Sossusvlei is part of the vast Namib-Naukluft National Park and is a huge pan set set amidst towering red sand dunes. The gateway to this area is at Sesreim which has various accommodation options as does the surrounding area. There are many fine desert lodges with a large choice of activities, fine dining and luxurious sleeping. Of course, you...

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  • Swakopmund

    Namibia Things to Do

    This is a bustling town (population approx 30,000) that has a lot of adventure activities, fine architecture and lots of nice bars and cafes set on the mid western coast of Namibia by the Atlantic Ocean. Backpackers stream into this town for a few days of R&R. Windsurfing, sandboarding, quad biking, parachuting and much more are on offer. You...

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  • Peoples of Namibia - Himba, Herero

    Namibia Things to Do

    Herero women are very eye-catching because of their picturesque attire. They wear colourful dresses with crinoline over several petticoats and a horn-shaped hat to match. This traditional outfit comes from colonial times and is based on Victorian women's dresses. The horns on the hat are pieces of rolled cloth and are meant to resemble the horns of...

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  • Damaraland - Rock Art, Brandberg

    Namibia Things to Do

    For me Damaraland was one of the greatest places in Namibia. You could also visit the Living museum of the Damara. http://www.lcfn.info/en/damara/damara-home We liked it, nice people, great landscape.

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  • Plants - Welwitschia, Quiver trees,...

    Namibia Things to Do

    We went into the desert by bus to go and see the Welwitzia plants. They are very sensitive and you can damage them by just walking closely past them. The oldest one that they have in a fence is estimated to be over 1500 years old.

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  • Fish River Canyon

    Namibia Things to Do

    This is a stunning canyon that is 160kms in length and at points is 27kms wide. It goes down around half a kilometre from the surface and has a walking trail that goes for 85kms, This is controlled however, so there is no casual day walks available which is a shame. This canyon is suppossedly the second largest canyon in the world, behind the Grand...

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  • Walvis Bay

    Namibia Things to Do

    If you are in the area of Walvis Bay something you just HAVE to do is to go on a boattrip with Dolphin Tours Namibia. (Visit there lovely webpage). We spent a morning with them on board there very luxurious catamaran. And what a day it was!! We saw dolphins, a humpback whale, seals (even one that came onboard to say hallo), and numerous birds....

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  • Windhoek

    Namibia Things to Do

    This is a very fascinating and free museum. Unfortunately the staff will ask you for a ‘donations' but just ignore them. The Museum is part of an old army garrison that contains lot of interesting Political exhibits from the last century. It shows the struggles of SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organization) to gain independence from Germany....

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  • Cheetah Parks

    Namibia Things to Do

    The AfriCat foundation is a charitable organisation based near Otjiwarongo. They rescue Cheetahs that have been found on farmland and are a threat to wildlife. Farmers have killed the cheetahs as they are regarded as a menace thus endangering the species. AfriCat works with local farming communities to educate farmers to contact them to relocate...

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  • Cape Cross

    Namibia Things to Do

    It’s on all the tourist maps and seems to be one of the better known attractions on the coast, so my expectations were low. I thought I’d get there, have a look around and be gone in 15 minutes. But I had heard the seal colony had a pungent aroma like no other and I am into the olfactory aspects of travel as well as the visual so I didn’t want to...

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  • Landscapes, meteorites and rock...

    Namibia Things to Do

    The Sesriem Canyon, which is just minute in comparison to the Fish River Canyon , is for sure also worth visiting. It is only about one km long and up to 30 metres deep whereas its width at places is mere two metres. But like its enormous cousin, it comes as a surprise when all of a sudden you come to the edge of a sharp drop. One can easily...

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  • Scenic flights and balloon rides

    Namibia Things to Do

    This has to be the best way to appreciate the scale and beauty of the Namib Desert! After an early morning start you find yourself floating above the dunes as the sun rises over them. This is the best time of day for photos - not only is the red hue at its deepest but the low sun gives each dune a defined edge. After an hour or so you'll land in...

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  • Kolmannskop Ghost Town

    Namibia Things to Do

    In 1908, Luederitz was plunged into diamond fever. People rushed into the Namib desert hoping to make an easy fortune and within two years, a town, complete with a casino, school, hospital and exclusive residential buildings, had been established in the barren sandy desert. The diamond-bearing gravel was screened and washed in huge recovery plants....

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  • Animals, Birds, Insects

    Namibia Things to Do

    The Ostrich is a huge, ungraceful and flightless bird which is common in Namibia. They are the largest birds in the world. For some reason they seem to thrive in arid (dry) areas like the desert. They are usually seen in groups, so be careful when you drive! During the breeding season they go off in pairs or maybe even 2 females with 1 male. When...

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  • Waterberg Plateau

    Namibia Things to Do

    The Waterberg Plateau east of Otjiwarongo towers over the surrounding plains, being about 200 metres higher. The 20 kilometre wide and 50 kilometre long table mountain massif consists of porous sandstone. Rainwater trickles through the permeable stone and collects on top of a impervious clay layer. Whilst the plateau is arid on top, there is a lot...

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  • Spitzkoppe and Erongo

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    I don't know if Spitzkoppe deserves its nickname 'Matternhorn of Africa' but I know for sure that this is the place of unique beauty. I didn't expect it to be so special, that's why my delight was even greater. The landscape is just stunning - rust and ochre rocks, groups of enormous boulders and the sense of isolation. We camped at the foot of...

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  • Skeleton Coast

    Namibia Things to Do

    The Skeleton Coast National Park is along the west coast of Namibia in general from Cape Cross about 500 km to the north getting close to the border with Angola. It is a desert by the sea where you can see sand dunes, canyons, mountains and very interesting wildlife.

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  • Getting around namibia

    Namibia Things to Do

    Traveling in Namibia is very interesting and not dangerous. When you are going arround with a camera hanging visible on your body, you are the "tourist", who will be a target for beggars, and in towns as Lüderitz, Swakopmund, Windhoek and others, there are a lot of them. Namibia is not the distination for diving and snorkeling, the sea is of a bad...

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  • Highlights

    Namibia Things to Do

    Here are some of the Attractions you can have in Namibia: (the blue ones I tried out - they are also Links if you click on it, you get to my tips) (no particular Order) Hiking in the Fish River Canyon See the Quivertree Forest at Sunset A walk through the "Giants Playground" Camp with Desert Elefants at Aba Huab Camp %L[http://www

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  • Luderitz

    Namibia Things to Do

    Luederitz is a slighty sleepy and maybe also bizarre place, which forms the basis of its appeal. The founding settlement of Namibia today consists of some 20 000 citizens. It was built on the bare granite rocks at the fringe of the Namib Desert and is openly exposed to the frequent Atlantic winds. Heavy sea fogs and sand storms contribute to the...

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  • Duwisib Castle

    Namibia Things to Do

    It looks like a Fata Morgana from far. - Well it must be, there can not be such a building in this surrounding - or can it? Is it a Fort? a Castle? It is Duwisib Castle. A german officer (Baron von Wolf) wanted to retire here with his american wife and built this for them. Looking quite stern from the outside it is actually really nice inside....

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  • Caprivi Strip

    Namibia Things to Do

    I came upon this family of Giraffes eating together in the Caprivi Strip. Only when you see a whole group of Giraffes (known as a tower) do you realise just how graceful they actually are. They are the tallest living land animal with males growing up to 5.5 metres (18 feet) tall and weighing up to 1,300 kilograms (3,000 pounds). Now that’s big!...

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  • Keetmanshoop

    Namibia Things to Do

    The town was founded as a mission station in 1866 and named after the German trader Johann Keetman who supported the mission financially. There is a museum in the old church where the illustrated history of Keetmanshoop is on display. Worth a visit is the old "Kaiserliche Postamt" built in the year 1910, which now houses the Tourist...

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  • USE ONLY REGISTERED BUSINESSES

    Namibia is a beautiful country full of unbelievable scenery and friendly people. It is a great place for outdoor and extreme sports with the fantastic weather it enjoys. It is also a harsh desert environment that only sees rainfall about 60 days a year. A licensed tour operator can show you a great time filled with as much excitement and adrenalin...

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  • Swakopmund

    This is a bustling town (population approx 30,000) that has a lot of adventure activities, fine architecture and lots of nice bars and cafes set on the mid western coast of Namibia by the Atlantic Ocean.Backpackers stream into this town for a few days of R&R. Windsurfing, sandboarding, quad biking, parachuting and much more are on offer. You can...

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  • Sossusvlei

    Sossusvlei is part of the vast Namib-Naukluft National Park and is a huge pan set set amidst towering red sand dunes.The gateway to this area is at Sesreim which has various accommodation options as does the surrounding area. There are many fine desert lodges with a large choice of activities, fine dining and luxurious sleeping. Of course, you can...

    more
  • Fish River Canyon

    This is a stunning canyon that is 160kms in length and at points is 27kms wide. It goes down around half a kilometre from the surface and has a walking trail that goes for 85kms, This is controlled however, so there is no casual day walks available which is a shame. This canyon is suppossedly the second largest canyon in the world, behind the Grand...

    more
  • Etosha National Park

    This has got to be one of best game viewing places around!!Etosha is a vast (23,000 sq kms) pan area with grass lands and bushes that surround the barren pan area. Full of waterholes, spread out in what seems like strategic locations, the park is host to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 16 reptiles and countless insects.It has a network of...

    more
  • Living museum of the Damara

    For me Damaraland was one of the greatest places in Namibia. You could also visit the Living museum of the Damara.http://www.lcfn.info/en/damara/damara-homeWe liked it, nice people, great landscape.

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  • Petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein

    Namibia's first (and only) UNESCO World Heritage Site covers the rock carvings and paintings at a number of centres. The ones at Twyfelfontein are the largest single place to see them.You have to take a guided tour through the area, and this will take you the better part of an hour.

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  • Petrified Forest

    On the road between Khorixas and Twyfelfontein is a protected area of the so named "petrified forest". This is a bit misleading, as there is no forest, but rather a collection of petrified trees that are lying down, in various stages. Largely broken up, coniferous trees were washed down from Angola and were covered up where the wood was slowely...

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  • Must do Boat trip!!

    If you are in the area of Walvis Bay something you just HAVE to do is to go on a boattrip with Dolphin Tours Namibia. (Visit there lovely webpage). We spent a morning with them on board there very luxurious catamaran. And what a day it was!! We saw dolphins, a humpback whale, seals (even one that came onboard to say hallo), and numerous birds....

    more
  • THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NAMIBIA

    This is a very fascinating and free museum. Unfortunately the staff will ask you for a ‘donations' but just ignore them. The Museum is part of an old army garrison that contains lot of interesting Political exhibits from the last century. It shows the struggles of SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organization) to gain independence from Germany....

    more
  • GO SKYDIVING !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE ULTIMATE THRILL! Besides giving you the ride of your life, these guys are first rate! Wow, what a rush! You can jump with or without the cameras. I paid for the whole package and ended up with 3 photographers, a DVD movie and loads of pictures. First you have to sign a form stating that your are at least slightly insane, then they give you a...

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  • Searching for elephants

    Etosha National Park in the northern part of Namibia is the best place in the country to see game animals, although it doesn’t compare to the game parks in some other African countries. You can stay in the park at one of several government-run rest camps (with fairly basic chalet style accommodation) or outside in more up-market lodges – we chose...

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  • Overview of Etosha

    Etosha Game Park was declared a National Park in 1907. It covers an area of 22 270 square km, and while it isn’t as abundant with game as some of the more famous parks on the continent, it is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and one species of fish. Etosha means "Great White Place", and the...

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  • AfriCat Foundation

    The AfriCat foundation is a charitable organisation based near Otjiwarongo. They rescue Cheetahs that have been found on farmland and are a threat to wildlife. Farmers have killed the cheetahs as they are regarded as a menace thus endangering the species.AfriCat works with local farming communities to educate farmers to contact them to relocate the...

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  • Dune boarding

    This is brilliant fun! Basically you climb to the top of a dune, sit or lie on a board, and slide down. The higher the dune, the more fun it is. The only drawbacks are that if you want to do it again you have to climb up the dune again, which takes considerably longer and is a lot more difficult, and also sand gets absolutely everywhere. I still...

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  • Tok Tokkie Trails - Walking in the Namib...

    Three days and two nights spent walking and sleeping in the Namib Desert, with expert local guides from Tok Tokkie Trails.Get a close-up view of life in the desert: chameleons, scorpions, snakes, etc. You may only see tracks, but the feeling of being in the middle of a fragile eco-system will be strong.I learned more about the Namib desert from...

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  • "like dolphins can swim"

    We made the four hours boot trip in the morning. We saw countless cormorants. But only two or three dolphins. Friends who made the trip the day before saw many dolphins. We hadn't so much luck. But any way the trip was great fun. At the end of the trip before you go back to the harbour your get a snack. Oysters, Champagne and finger food. The...

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  • THE OSTRICH

    The Ostrich is a huge, ungraceful and flightless bird which is common in Namibia. They are the largest birds in the world. For some reason they seem to thrive in arid (dry) areas like the desert. They are usually seen in groups, so be careful when you drive! During the breeding season they go off in pairs or maybe even 2 females with 1 male. When...

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  • Enjoy good Namibian beer

    When in Rome do as the Romans do; when in Namibia drink the Windhoek draught - probably the most popular (and the best) beer here. Available in special bottle stores but also in supermarkets. I had a nasty adventure with the 'bottle version' of Windhoek draught. When iIwas putting it into the trolley in a supermarket, it just burst in my hands ,...

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  • A small capital city

    If you come to Namibia by plane, it's most likely that you will land in Windhoek, as a number of foreign airlines operate here. In that case, it's advisable to spend a day or two in this capital city and immerse in its laid back atmosphere. Windhoek is located in central Namibia 1680 m above sea level and is surrounded by hills and mountains. Its...

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  • Open air theatre

    Etosha is a must when you visit Namibia. It offers an abundance of wildlife and understandably attracts lots of visitors. There are two ways of observing animals in Etosha: game drives and viewing them at waterholes while you are staying at a campsite. The floodlit waterholes ( there are three of them in Etosha) allow you to watch animals...

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