Namibia is a magical country – it captures your soul. It’s a land of endless horizons, contrasting landscapes, the oldest desert on earth, starlit skies and unforgettable safaris.
Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city and gateway to the region, has an international airport and a host of visitor-friendly facilities.
Highlights during any trip to Namibia include:
- Swakopmund, on the northwest coast, is a premier holiday destination and the ideal base from which to explore the Namib Desert. Sea kayaking, paragliding and sandboarding are all popular activities in this eclectic town.
- In the north, Etosha National Park is not to be missed: it is home to hundreds of species including large elephant and lion populations that all gather around the vast saltpan, Etosha.
- The unforgiving Skeleton Coast, called the ‘coast of hell’ by Portuguese seafarers, never fails to impress with its dramatic vistas and haunting sites of shipwrecks.
Travel Regions Within Namibia
The high number of shipwrecks found along this hazardous coastline as well as the whalebones that scatter the beaches resulted in this section of Namibia’s coastline being named the Skeleton Coast. A striking and unforgettable landscape of stark contrasts, this region is the base for legendary holiday experiences.
The region is home to a...
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The expansive space and wild beauty of Damaraland in Namibia offers visitors to the continent an exceptional and unusual experience. This ancient land crisscrossed with prehistoric waterways, deep gorges and exotic animals promises an unforgettable African experience.
Guests at luxury lodges in this region can hope to see the rare...
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Namibia’s Diamond Coast is the stuff of legends – home to ghost towns and living fossils as well as an extensive array of natural attractions and wildlife. The Diamond Coast stretches along the country’s coastline and is bordered by the desolate Namib Desert, the oldest in the world, and the South Atlantic Ocean.
Swakopmund is the main town...
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The massive mineral pan of Etosha, in Namibia’s first conservation area, spreads out over more than 22 000 kilometres and attracts a stupendous amount of wildlife including over a hundred mammal species (including Africa’s tallest elephants, cheetahs, leopards and lions), more than 300 bird species, a hundred plus reptile species as well as...
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Namibia is a country of contrasting landscapes, from the oldest desert on earth, predator-rich game reserves and rugged mountain ranges to modern cities and coastal resort towns. Featuring a combination of colonial German and modern architecture, Windhoek is Namibia’s capital city and the gateway to the region, with an international airport and...
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Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Camp
In a remote area of the Kaokoveld, in a land of bare mountains, gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds, lies Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. The eight large en-suite tents (including one family unit) and shaded outdoor lounges and swimming pool look over rugged scenery sloping to the almost always dry Hoanib River. Explorations of this isolated, yet diverse area take place via game drives along the riverbed where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted wildlife can be found: elephant, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok, with glimpses of lion and brown hyena.
Strand Hotel Swakopmund
With its extensive, unique and creatively entertaining restaurants, bars, deli, lobby-lounge, sea-facing terraces, beach kiosk, and state-of-the-art conference and banqueting center, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicenter for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund. It is set on the historic Mole site and surrounded by ocean on three sides. The contemporary hotel is very comfortable, and as they say in German: "gemütlich" providing an authentic atmosphere.