Things To Do On A Safari in Namibia
Namibia is a Desert like country that is located in the southern part of the African continent is a real gem for all tourists who want to experience Desert life and also get a feel of the unique culture that is practiced in the area. From the capital city of the country which is Windhoek and the many other tourist attractions that are located within the country will keep you on your toes and that is why you should add Namibia on your bucket list of countries for you to visit on the African continent.
Skeleton Coast Safari
Explore the Skeleton coast which is located in the northern part of Namibia is filled with a lot washed up ship wreck, whale bones and the coastline has a wall of sand a few fit high and some locals believe that the accommodation is haunted and this adds to the fun. It was named skeleton coast because it is believed that many of the ships that belonged to pirates were wrecked here. The best way to explore the skeleton coast and get to see many of these shipwrecks is by flying over the place and this can be done in a helicopter or small plane. This is an experience one is supposed to experience personally.
Fish River Canyon Tour Namibia
Explore the Fisher River canyon which is located in the southern part of Namibia. It is considered to be one of the largest canyons in the world and on the African continent and it is one place that you will want to explore while in the country. It is extremely good for all those that want to go out for a hike and site seeing especially in the evening when the sun is setting. There will be tour guides who will take you around the canyon and don’t forget to take your camera, put on your hiking shoes and carry lots of water as you enjoy your hike.
Take a drive to the moon landscapes, these are located just a few minutes away from Swakopmund and they can be seen up to central Namibia. They were named moon landscapes because of how they look like that is they have holes in them and they are so barren in that when you visit them it will feel like you are taking a walk on the moon.
Visit Namib-Naukluft Park
Drive to the Namib-Naukluft Park, this is located within the Namib Desert and has a unique landscape that is filled with sand dunes and wild life that is used to the Desert heat and some of the animals that you will see include gemsbok, hyenas, black maned lions, giraffes, hyenas and many more others. It is also a good place for one to see the Naukluft Mountain which is located within the same area and you can take a hike up especially if you are an adrenaline junky.
Explore the Dune 45, the climb up this 85 meters high sand dune is a worthwhile experience and as you get to the top, you can easily view the dune valley which during the morning and evening hours is covered with exquisite light leading to it being described as a moonscape. Considered to be the highest dune in the country, you cannot miss out on this exciting adventure while in the country.
Go for a cultural walk with the Himba tribe, they are believed to be the first people to live in the country and their nomadic lifestyle shows you how important livestock is to them. Come and safari with the Himba and learn about language that has a clicking sound to it clicking throughout a conversation and the ever burning Holy fire which the locals believe connects them to their ancestors and you will also not believe that they have zero knowledge about technology.
Mahango Game Reserve Safari
Visit Mahango Game Reserve, if you want to experience true wilderness on earth, Mahango Reserve is the best place to go. Located in Northern Namibia, it’s an exclusive conservation area and it has features like rivers which have trees and grasses on its banks and the trees include the baobab. Mahango is a home to wild life like antelopes, Duikers, elephants, situngas, and the big five for the game lovers. One can easily see the animals mostly during the dry season as they wander around looking for water.
Take a trip to Swakopmund , a place that every adrenaline junky is meant to visit while on a safari to the Namibia, the desert curves provides the perfect place for quad biking, and the it’s a playground for sand boarding, paragliding . You can also go dolphin and whale watching, visit the national aquarium, view the colonial architecture while in the area. And believe me this is one trip that you will not regret taking while on a safari to Namibia.
Take a walk through Rocks at Spitzkoppe, this is one place that you do not want to miss while in Namibia and this is because of the large rock that is located in Spitzkoppe. It is a perfect place for all those that love photography because the rock provides a good backdrop for the photos and it is also a good hiking place for tourists. If you are a fan of rock paintings then this is also a good place for you to visit and these rock paintings were believed to be done by the Bushmen.
Namib Desert Exploration Safari
Explore the Namib Desert, the Desert is commonly known by many tourists as a very harsh place with extreme hot weather conditions but the Namib Desert is one place that you will want to add to your bucket list while on your trip to Namibia. There are also many animals that you will see when you visit the Desert like the black maned lions and at night, go quad biking and other Desert related activities and you get the chance to gaze up to the beautiful stars while camping. Make sure that you go with a tour guide on your trip and pack appropriately while you head out in the Namib Desert.
Go horse riding in Aus, the Aus city is located in the Northern part of the country and there is a herd of wild horses that are found in the area which you ride out into Desert and explore all that it has to offer you. You will definitely need a tour guide who is good at taming these wild horses before you head out to enjoy the heat on a horse back in the Namib Desert.
Explore Deadvlei, this is one of the pans that is located in the area and there are about 900 year old acacia trees that can be seen here when one visits the country. It is also a good place to be taken back down the memory lane of the stone- age period and what better place to be frozen in time other than the Deadvlei in Namibia.
Explore the cape cross which is located in the western part of the country. It is a perfect destination place for most of the tourists who love staying at the sea side and all the animals that habitate along the sea shores for example the seals and the beautiful scenery that surrounds the cape will relax anyone who is extremely stressed and that is why when you visit Namibia, hire out a car and go visit the cape.
Visit the Painted Lady in Bundaberg Mountain, if you love art then this is the place to be because it is a home to more than 50,000 art paintings which were done by the ancient people and the paintings are used for healing and communication purposes and these paintings were dyed using things like animal blood, charcoal and sandstone. The lady who was painted is the most attraction as she is surrounded by different animals which are spiritual according to the local though researchers believe the painting is of a man.
Visit the Canyon Roadhouse for a car viewing in the Desert. The canyon Roadhouse is a collection of old cars all across the yard and even inside the restaurant and since it is located within a Desert, it is a good place for one to relax after touring the Desert. They are kept in very good condition due to the dry air that is in the area and the beauty about the place is that after spending a day viewing cars, you can rest in the rooms that are also located in the area.
Etosha Safari Namibia
Explore the Etosha National Park, this is considered to be the best National Park in the country and a drive through it will leave you with an experience that you will never get anywhere else while you are in the country. There are several animals, birds, the large salt pans that are located within the park and not forgetting the beautiful landscape that is in the area will get you going back to Etosha each time you visit Namibia.