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Namibia is an extremely...

Favorite thing Namibia is an extremely surprising country. It was one which I had not planned to visit but was part of the safari tour which I chose. It is diverse countryside amazed me and I felt it was one of the best countries I've ever visited. You must see the dunes at Sossusvlei. These are sand dunes the likes I had never seen before. After climbing Dune 17 I had to just sit and reflect.

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Aug 25, 2002

Windhoek : pleasant small city...

Favorite thing Windhoek : pleasant small city (the capital). You will find anything here. Be careful at night as there is some crime. I personally was 'approached' by a group of teenagers begging me for money so much....that was right in front of the Central Post Office. If 2 army guys were not walking through this zone...I could imagine they beat me down. The army men shout so much to the teenagers...I almost thought they would use their gun and kill them.....impressing but stressing.

Waterberg Plateau : a pure delight !!!!! Small national reserve on a 'plateau' (mountain top), very green, good contrast with the desertic area, Wildlife is fine but nothing like lions or hippos...only antelopes and smaller things... Still this place is great great great !!!

Mariental + Rehoboth cities : I drove through and did not find anything interesting. But if you like old colonial buildings, it's worth a stop

Swakopmund : the main Namibian port is very photogenic !! Full of old 'German-style' houses. Very quite. There's a huge beach but water is extremely cold (due to an Antarctic currant). North of Swakopmund you may watch seals from some places.
I took the only regular train line in Namibia running from Swakopmund to Windhoek (10 hours trip...very very slow....) stopping everywhere. Funny experience. Lock you out in your cabin especially if you travel 2nd or 3rd class. I heard about some crimes.

Namib Desert / Sosslusvei...great !!!! If you're not afraid of EXTREME heat !!! It's a 1 hour walk from the parking lot to see the biggest sand dunes in the world !!! Rewarding but DO CARRY AT LEAST 2 LITERS OF DRINKING WATER PER PERSON if you don't want to have real health problems. If you suffer from heart disease I strongly don't recommend this excursion. It's was so hot that part of my shoes became like chewing-hum !!!! (I am serious).

>>> the picture shows a global view of WINDHOEK, the modern capital of the country

Fondest memory Etosha National of the best National Parks in the WORLD !!!!! Really, I am not exagerating. Wildlife is very abondant and sceneries are so great. You may wake up very early in the morning (04:30AM) if you want to catch the best...and also avoid packs of tourists, noisy, making animals run away....

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Aug 25, 2002

go to the Kaokoland in the...

Favorite thing go to the Kaokoland in the north-west part of Namibia, maybe the last remain of a beautiful and unspoilt Africa:
Absoluty untamed wilderness and desert, unique Himba traditional culture, wild animals freely roaming (outside of any park).

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Aug 25, 2002


Favorite thing The Republic of Namibia is located in south-western Africa. It is one of the most arid regions in Africa. Here you can find the Namib Desert, parts of the Kalahari Desert and the Fish River Canyon!

Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world: 2 inhabitants per square kilometer compared to 200 inhabitants per square kilometer in central Europe.

Namibia is a fantastic travel destination with its scenic beauty, the rich wildlife, its interesting history and the friendly people! There is a lot of sightseeing to do and especially the wildlife at the Etosha NP was the one thing, that fascinated me most!

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Aug 05, 2004
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Go and see and canoe in Orange...

Favorite thing Go and see and canoe in Orange River, a gorgeous river with more water than I have ever seen in such a desert area.
It´s like being in the middle of nothing, surrounded by the someday-in-the-past-mountains now so weak and dry that you could say that they are going to fall from one moment to the other.
And in the shores of the river, green grass and other wild vegetation, a contrast that makes from mosquitoes the happiest when tourists try to enjoy the river by canoing!!! which doesn´t steal a piece of joy from these by just looking right and left, up and down.
And, as not everything is perfect I have to say that I missed the lack of origin people. There were only dutchs, germans, irish or english or even americans everywhere with their tropycal bars on the shores and their beautiful campings. But it´s not a good place for those looking for other kind of experiences, like searching new cultures and that stuff.
So, as I told you, nothing is perfect!!!!

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Oct 08, 2002

Visit Swakopmund...

Favorite thing I have been told it is a good place to stay for a while, unfortunately I spent my whole 8 days here in hospital, and only got to see half a day and 1 night of it :(

Fondest memory Holding baby cheetah cubs, at a cheetah farm, just outside of Etosha NP.

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Jul 06, 2003

visit the canyon of Huanib,...

Favorite thing visit the canyon of Huanib, where you can watch the biggest (and most agressive) elephants on earth. But take care, they are really agressive!!!!
See Swakopmund at the west coast, the most German city in Africa - lots of nice bars and restaurants.

Fondest memory The freedom, the fantastic nature and of course the elephants!

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Aug 24, 2002

Has to be Etosha pans

Fondest memory The wide open spaces. The country has a stark beauty, and the sky is actually black at night rather than the dull brown of distant sodium lighting....though my better half would probably say it should be our wedding!!!

Aug 23, 2002
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"Namibia - the dry paradise"
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You must see Namib Dessert,...

Favorite thing You must see Namib Dessert, Etosha Pan and Waterberg but there are many other interesting places.
We took a round trip by car (with aircondition:-) ). There mostly were good road-conditions.

Fondest memory lonlyness, nature, friendly people.

One Day I woke up early in the morning. I looked outside the window and watched the sunrise. I was so beautyful I could cry.

Aug 24, 2002

The vast wetern deserts,...

Favorite thing The vast wetern deserts, better than anything in the Sahara and much safer - also enjoyed the German culture that came as result of early colonisation this century

Fondest memory A place called Okonjima - a farm where I worked and is now a private game park, and runs a foundation known as Aficat that aims to look after African wild cats - they have loads on the farm already

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Aug 24, 2002

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Plants - Welwitschia, Quiver trees, Baobab

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...
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Desert and dunes

The Sossuvlei/Deadvlei area is one of the few accessible parts of the Namib Naukluft National Park. It is a great place to experience the Namib desert and to hike on dunes. After entering the park and...
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Etosha National Park

The hook-lipped rhinoceros is getting rarer and rarer, but if you are lucky, you can see some in the Etosha NP. We were - and saw two males settling a dispute concerning who can drink where at the...
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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...
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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...
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Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay is famous for two things: economically speaking its harbour, which is Namibia's largest and most important, touristically speaking its lagoon full of flamingos. After getting lost in the...
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