While The majority of Namibia is arid and dry, the western belt is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, which provides a lush environment that is a stark contrast to inland desert.Namibia has an awesome array of natural assets, there are hauntingly beautiful landscapes, National Parks with rare and endangered species, the culture rich areas of the north, the riverine paradise of the water-rich north-east and the grassy plains of the south with their unusual botany and canyons. A bespoke holiday planned by Namibia Travel Connection can include any or all of the following areas and attractions (or any that aren’t mentioned here).
The Caprivi Strip is located in the far north east part of Namibia and is a contrast to the rest of the country. The Caprivi has perennial rivers and expansive floodplains, tropical vegetation and an abundance of game and birds and scattered settlements of rural people.
and has an incredibly high rainfall during its rainy season, which is between December and March. Because this area is the wettest in Namibia, Caprivi Strip safari holiday tours offer a distinct experience that cannot be had in the rest of the country. Caprivi Strip Namibia safaris are an excellent addition to a tailor-made tour because a large number of animal, bird and plant species thrive in the area. It is also a land-link to our neighbouring countries, Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe.
Central & Western North
The Central Plateau is dominated by Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. A number of speciality guest farms are found in the area some of which offer viewing of Namibia’s predators such as the cheetah, leopard and lion. The Waterberg Park was established as a sanctuary for the rare and endangered game species of the Caprivi. In other areas dinosaur footprints can be seen as well as the largest known meteorite in the world, Hoba Meteorite. Otjikoto and Guinas lakes are unique museums with rare mouth-breeding species of fish.
The Skeleton Coast National Park
The Skeleton Coast National Park protects about one third of Namibia’s coastline. It attained its name because of the number of ships that have been wrecked on its shores. The northern section is a concession area and restricted to fly-in safaris only. For self-drive and guided safaris accommodation is only provided at Terrace Bay. Skeleton Coast safaris, holidays and vacations give visitors the opportunity to see some of Africa’s most famous wildlife species, including elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros and baboon.
Rugged and wild, Damaraland attracts visitors from all over the world who want to experience Africa at its most genuine. Damaraland vacation holidays take you through scattered settlements, visit rock engravings, climb mountains and view desert-adapted elephant, black rhino and a variety of other game species that have adapted to this environment. immense grasslands, gigantic gorges and massive granite mounts. Damaraland camping sites are an excellent option for travelers who want to immerse themselves in Africa’s nature.
Etosha National Park
One of Africa’s premier wildlife sanctuaries, Etosha National Park celebrated its centenary in 2007. The National Park is brimming with wildlife-viewing opportunities including some rare and endangered species. Namibia Travel Connection can arrange exciting Etosha safari adventures for you that take you up close and personal to the wildlife of the area.
Nakambale campsite and museum
Discover stories about early encounters between Europeans and Ovambo, a group of tribes native to northern Namibia. The Nakambale campsite and museum traces history and offers insight into the historic events of the area and travelers can visit an authentic homestead next to the museum.
NamibNaukluft National Park
The Namib Naukluft Park is Namibia’s most versatile conservation area in terms of biodiversity, size and tourist attractions. The Naukluft mountain massif is a segment of the great escarpment that separates Namibia’s interior from the Namib Desert. The mountains offer great hiking trails and is home to the Hartmann’s mountain zebra. This vast wilderness contains key features such a Sesriem, Sossusvlei, the Welwitschia Trail, Sandwich Harbour and the Kuiseb Canyon.
Located in the Namib Desert, the Namib Naukluft National Park is an ecological preserve that protects the environment from human development. The Namib Desert is considered by many to be the world’s oldest desert and it is home to many species of plant and animal that have adapted to survive the harsh elements of the area.
The four Owambo Regions Ovamboland
A large percentage of Namibia’s population lives in this region, the areas consists of communal farmland. The area has a rich and interesting cultural and historical tradition. Nakambele Museum, Uukwaluudhi Traditional Homestead at Tsandi and the historical Omuguluwombase are all places worth a visit.
Also known as the Owamboland, the Ovamboland is the area inhabited by the Ovambo people. Situated in northern Namibia and southern Angola, Ovamboland Namibia accommodation is ideally positioned as a base of operation from which to explore the northern parts of Namibia.
The top attraction of the Namib Naukluft Park is Sossusvlei, renowned for its majestic star-shaped dunes and white pans, including Dead Pan with its ancient skeletons of desiccated camel-thorn trees. Containing some of the highest sand dunes in the world, Sossusvlei offers amazing photography opportunities.
Sossusvlei desert camping is a truly unique experience that can only be found in Namibia. Sleep under the stars after trekking through the seemingly endless desert.
Located near Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon is a popular gateway to the immense sand dunes of the area.
Swakopmund is much loved by people because of its old world charm and relaxed atmosphere, this quaint desert town is hedged by the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. The coast with its hinterland offers many options for both adventure and relaxation.
Swakopmund can be found at the mouth of the Swakop River, which is why it was given its name. Swakopmund luxury holidays are popular and often include a Henties Bay fishing safari which is a relaxing way to finish off your Namibia adventure.
Translated as Whale Bay, Walvis Bay is one of Namibia’s major cities harbour town. The Walvis Bay lagoon takes pride of place as regards scenic attractions and is where thousands of flamingos gather. It has been declared a RAMSAR site as it is regarded as the most important wetland for coastal birds in southern Africa. A wide variety of activities are offered such as Dolphin Cruise, kayaking, Sandwich harbour excursions and fishing for shark, bottom and game fish. and offers a selection of holiday options. Walvis Bay camping is particularly popular and there are numerous camping sites positioned on the outskirts of the city.
Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, offers a plethora of entertainment options. Sample delicious Namibian cuisine at gourmet restaurants, visit museums and soak up the country’s culture.