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Namibia - where to go

 
If you reading this, you are probably tired of the normal vacations you have experienced before! You probably also have a bucket list of things to do but don’t know where to go so that you can tick them off! Ever wanted to tour the wilds of Africa, see lions roaming free, be isolated in the...
 
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Tsumkwe - where to go

 
Bushmanland is found in North-eastern Namibia with its only town being Tsumkwe. While in Tsumkwe - enquire about our "Gods must be crazy" tour to the region, where you can engage in the day-to-day lives of the San people (Bushmen). The Khaudum National Park in Bushmanland is a wilder...
 
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Grootfontein - where to go

 
Grootfontein is the last town before you head into the Caprivi Region and the town serves the surrounding cattle-farming community. During 1885, 40 Boer families from the Dorslandtrekker were travelling towards Angola. But after the Portuguese gained power over Angola, they turned back and establ...
 
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Karibib - where to go

 
Karibib is a small town en-route from Windhoek to Swakopmund in Namibia. It's famous for the marble quarry on the outskirts of town, used for creating tombstones and decorations for houses and buildings. Some of the marble is also exported to Europe. Vist the Henkert Tourist Centre in town an...
 
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Okahandja - where to go

 
Okahandja is situated about 70km, north of Windhoek and is the first major town en route to the north or west / coast. Okahandja holds a quaint atmosphere steeped in history and tradition. There are many historical sites to visit and a large variety of birds to view. It is crammed with many s...
 
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Omaruru - where to go

 
OMARURU Situated 242km from Windhoek, Omaruru is the door to the north-western part of Namibia . All the major features of central Namibia lie within a 200km radius of Omaruru, including the Brandberg, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund, Usakos, Karibib, Otjimbingwe, Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and the Water...
 
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Etosha - where to go

 
Now, whatever your destination fantasy, Etosha is definitely the place for you. A must see in Namibia is the Etosha (meaning big white place) game reserve, which is one of the largest game/nature reserves in the world. Boasting a size of 20 000 square kilometres, Etosha surrounds a vast amount of...
 
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Otjiwarongo - where to go

 
As the gateway to northern Namibia, Otjiwarongo means "The Place where the fat cattle graze" - an appropriate name since its home to some of Namibia's biggest cattle breeding companies. The beautiful Waterberg Plateau Park is only a 30 km drive south of this pretty little town. ...
 
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Outjo - where to go

 
Outjo lies on the main route to the Etosha National Park (Okaukuejo restcamp), Kamanjab and Khorixas (the gateway towns to Damaraland and Kaokoland now referred to as the Kunene Region). Outjo is a small border-town between the commercial farmland, Damaraland to the east and Kaokoland in the nort...
 
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Rehoboth - where to go

 
The small town of Rehoboth lies 90 kilometres south of Windhoek on the National Road B1. It has a strong spring and was founded in 1844 as a mission station. But because of the frequent attacks and lootings by the Namas, it was abandoned a few years later. In 1870, a "trek" of about 100...
 
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Usakos - where to go

 
Locals and travellers alike use Usakos as their last stop before the final 140km stretch to the coastal Atlantic town of Swakopmund. It is situated only 30km west of Karibib and be warned, it gets piping hot in this region in summer, so even though you may have recently had a refreshment stop, it...
 
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Tsumeb - where to go

 
Situated in north eastern Namibia, Tsumeb is Namibia's colourful garden town with its Jacaranda and Flamboyant trees that line the streets. The town was founded in 1905, primarily as a mining town. Taking a short drive outside of Tsumeb, you will be able to visit the Otjikoto Lake. This...
 
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Henties Bay - where to go

 
Henties Bay is the only town on the stretch of the Namibian coast known as the National West Coast Recreation Area. The area is mainly associated with fishing and marine life, (green turtles can be encountered north of Henties Bay) and it is part of a direct route to and from Torra Bay, Terrace B...
 
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Lüderitz - where to go

 
Luderitz is a quirky Namibian coastal town, bordering the Sperrgebiet National Park. It is lodged in one of the best harbours in an inhospitable part of Africa's coast. It began life as a trading, fishing and guano-harvesting town, but when diamonds were discovered in 1909 in nearby Kolmansko...
 
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Swakopmund - where to go

 
Namibia’s coast runs alongside the Namib Desert and in stark contrast, the ocean that washes onto the shores of Namibia is the icy Atlantic Ocean. The coastal area is barren with sand dunes and is extremely arid and includes the Skeleton Coast Park, Swakopmund & Walvis bay, Luderitz and...
 
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Walvis Bay - where to go

 
Namibia’s primary harbour town, Walvis Bay, is only 30km south of Swakopmund. It is nestled between the high coastal sand dunes stretching inland and the Atlantic Ocean. Its name was derived from a time when whales freely roamed its waters. Early Portuguese seafarers called it ‘Bahia ...
 
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Khorixas - where to go

 
Khorixas, situated about 150km west of Outjo, was the administrative capital of the Damara people in the previously political dispensation in Namibia. It has retained its function as a larger regional town and the majority of its inhabitants refer to themselves as Damaras. The town has a hig...
 
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Gobabis - where to go

 
Gobabis is a small town situated on the route from Windhoek to Botswana, some 110km from the Buitepos Border post with Botswana and around 205km from the capital city. The name is Khoi-Khoi for 'the place of strife' but interestingly enough a slight misspelling favored by the locals (Gobb...
 
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Keetmanshoop - where to go

 
Keetmanshoop is the administrative centre of a very large farming area. Due to the semi-arid climate karakul farming is predominant, but ostrich meat has also become and increasingly important commodity. One big plant with breeding and slaughtering facilities as well as a tannery is situated a fe...
 
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Mariental - where to go

 
Mariental is the administrative and commercial capital of the Hardap Region in southern Namibia, and supports several economic industries, including ranching, an ostrich abattoir and large scale irrigated farming. (Thanks mainly to the Fish River and Hardap Dam.) Crops grown in the area include c...
 
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Opuwo - where to go

 
Opuwo is situated in the heart of the former Kaokoland, now the northern part of the Kunene Region, and is the capital of the extreme north-western Namibia. This part of Namibia is the traditional home of the Himba people, who are nomads and have been living their traditional lifestyles up to thi...
 
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Ruacana - where to go

 
Ruacana is situated in the far north western region of the Kunene. It is the last ‘pit-stop’ town en route to the Epupa Falls, northern Kaokoland or the Kunene river mouth. Highlights Ruacana Falls Epupa Falls Kunene River Sesfontein Fort ...
 
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South Africa - where to go

 
We welcome you with open arms and true African hospitality to our shores. 

Come and experience our wide variety of fascinating cultures and local traditions. South Africa is known for diversity in cultures and languages. South Africa, on the continent's southern tip, is bordered by ...
 
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Katima Mulilo - where to go

 
Namibia’s Caprivi region is situated halfway between the equator and the southern tip of the continent, and midway between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The region borders on Botswana in the south, Angola and Zambia in the north and Zimbabwe in the east. The Kavango River forms the ...
 
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Rundu - where to go

 
Rundu is the largest town in the Kavango and also in the north eastern region. Western civilisation has not influenced the traditional lifestyle of the Kavango people. You will see huts, children and domestic animals on either side of the national road. The town offers some beautiful river views....
 
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Aus - where to go

 
This tranquil little desert town is situated 125km east of Luderitz and the name means 'out' in German, but may be derived from a Khoi-Khoi word which means the 'place of the snakes'. Aus is tucked between the folds of several hills, and if you've ventured this far, then the c...
 
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Fish River Canyon - where to go

 
The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world (the largest being the Grand Canyon). There is a lot of debate as to whether or not this is indeed the second largest canyon in the world, most of the arguments seem to hinge on how one actually measures the 'size' of a canyo...
 
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Maltahohe - where to go

 
Maltahohe is situated in the midst of an area where farms are scattered far apart. The Nama living here founded the ‘Oahera Art’ market, where visitors can watch the people skillfully produce pillow covers, bracelets, and many other craft pieces of local design. History ...
 
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Sesriem - where to go

 
The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are often referred to as the highest dunes in the world. Various arguments are laid out to support this claim, but all miss the point, which is that Sossusvlei is surely one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia. Located in the Namib Naukluft P...
 
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South Africa - where to stay

 
South Africa welcomes you with open arms and hearts and the warmest, widest of smiles, excited to invite you to its shores, homes and braais. Come and experience the hospitality wherever you go and get in touch with the wide variety of fascinating cultures and local traditions. The natural ...
 
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Grootfontein - where to stay

 
Grootfontein is situated in central Namibia and is famous for: The 50 ton Hoba Meteorite 100 – 300 million years old The Makalani Palm (Hyphaena petersiana) Dornhugal Guest farm Dornhugal Guest farm is situated 42km north east of Grootfontein, 18km on the m...
 
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Windhoek - where to go

 
The Central Plateau is the region found between Windhoek and Etosha. Hosea Kutako International Airport is based 40km outside of Windhoek. Its location and that of the capital city makes it a perfect base from where to launch your holiday. From here, you can venture into any direction your heart ...
 
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Central Namibia - where to go

 
Ever wondered where the largest meteorite to land on earth, recorded to date, is? Ever heard of a rock painting referred to as the “White Lady”, or had the privilege of feeding prehistoric beasts? Well central Namibia is the epicentre of anything and everything you could think of and ...
 
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Coastal - where to go

 
Namibia has four main coastal towns, also with diverse scenery and cultures. Various attractions from the hot desert dunes, which have many different activities for the faint and not so faint hearted, to the icy cold Atlantic Ocean. Very friendly locals, coffee shops with various coffees from all...
 
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Damaraland - where to go

 
So you think you’ve heard or seen it all! Well, you have not been to Damaraland yet... With all the different land formations except the snow on the Swiss Alps or Everest, Damaraland offers a paradise for a photographer, or anyone aspiring to become one. Damaraland is one of the most b...
 
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Palmwag - where to go

 
In the concession area around Palmwag there are large populations of Hartman's Mountain Zebra, Giraffe, Gemsbok, Springbok and Kudu. The predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park, with over 100 lions, Cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Bird life is prolifi...
 
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Kalahari - where to go

 
So you think you know what a desert is? This one will definitely throw you off-guard! Far too rainy, the Kalahari is not a desert as per se... In some regions where annual rainfall can be up to 250mm, the Kalahari is a place where plenty farming is done. Whether it be cattle, sheep or ostrich, yo...
 
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Kaokoland - where to go

 
If you are a hopeless romantic, in other words you are a sucker for beautiful sunrises and sunsets, then Kaokoland is the place for you. A beautiful scenery with regards to land topography, Kaokoland is very much the same as Damaraland (probably because they are next to each other) but one very b...
 
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Kavango & Caprivi - where to go

 
Beautiful tropical weather. Different species of wildlife. Luscious green vegetation. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, and home to one of the most popular water -falls known to man, the Victoria falls. All of this and just so, so much more to see. The Okavango delta and C...
 
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Namib - where to go

 
So you are tired of hearing about the latest mustang that has been launched (and don’t get me wrong, they are nice cars)? Always wondered what the real thing looks like? The Namib desert has wild horses roaming free in this vast landscape. The Namib desert does not only have some of the mos...
 
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North West Coast - where to go

 
The north-west is such a remote area that it can only be accessed by means of a Guided self-drive tour in 4x4 vehicles. This is one of the most exclusive safaris anyone will ever be able to go on. The reason for this is the fact that there are only three touring companies that have been given the...
 
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Ovamboland - where to go

 
If you’ve ever been one of those to portray Africa as a rural country, think again. If you want to experience first- hand how a so called “rural” place gets things done then this is the place for you. From the Kalahari Desert to the Angolan border, Ovamboland is flat quite green...
 
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Solitaire - where to go

 
Solitaire, a former farming settlement, which even in much earlier years appeared on every map, until 2002 basically consisted of a farm house, a petrol station with a shop, a garage and a small camping site. History The area was named Solitaire by the wife of the original homesteader, ...
 
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Sossusvlei - where to go

 
The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are often referred to as the highest dunes in the world. Various arguments are laid out to support this claim, but all miss the point, which is that Sossusvlei is surely one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia. Located in the Namib Naukluft P...
 
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Exclusive 4x4 Guided Self Drive - where to go

 
EXCLUSIVE GUIDED SELF DRIVE : SWAKOPMUND TO KUNENEMOND SIX DAY TOUR Route The tour begins in Swakopmund and guests travel with their own vehicles. We travel to Terrace Bay which is the last fuel point. From here we travel past Mowe Bay into the wilderness where it becomes 4x4 worl...
 
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Ondangwa - where to go

 
Situated to the north of Namibia, Ondangwa is the second largest town in the region and although not a usual tourist destination it offers a little window into the real lifestyle of the black Namibian people. Up-market malls and supermarkets nestle amid traditional roadside shops and bottle store...
 
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Oshakati - where to go

 
Oshakati is the major town in far northern Namibia. This densely populated area, formerly known as Owamboland, has been split into 4 regions: Oshana. Oshikoto, Ohangwena & Omusati. In the local Oshiwambo language of the Owambo people, the towns name means 'that which is between' ...
 
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Augrabies - where to go

 
Few sights are as awesome or a sound as deafening as water thundering down the 56m Augrabies Waterfall when the Orange River is in full flood. The Khoi people called it ‘Aukoerebis’, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings char...
 
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Cape Town - where to go

 
Cape Town is the Mother City, South Africa’s oldest city, and one of the world’s most beautiful. Situated at the south-western tip of South Africa and the African continent, it’s the city of Table Mountain, of Robben Island, of the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens, and the s...
 
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Tsumkwe - where to stay

 
Tsumkwe is the capital of Bushmanland, situated in the Kalahari Desert in the area known as Khaudum. Khaudum is famous for : The Kaudum Game Reserve is an unfenced area of 3843km2 game park which is one of Namibia’s most wild, rugged and pristine wilderness areas in Africa Vi...
 
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Namibia - where to stay

 
Welcome to the magnificent sun-baked land of contrasts and geographical extremes wedged between the Kalahari and the chilly South Atlantic... Namibia is rich in resources and spectacular natural beauty with a solid modern infrastructure and a diversity of cultures. We would like to make it a...
 
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Central - where to stay

 
With Windhoek as the capital of Namibia, situated in the central highlands, this is an attractive city surrounded by clusters of hills and the impressive Auas and Eros Mountains. Windhoek is home to luxurious hotels and guesthouses that can suit everyone's pocket. In the city bowl there is a ...
 
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Karibib - where to stay

 
Karibib is situated in the Erongo Mountains zone which is famous for: Giant Rock boulders Spitzkoppe (1728m) High inselmountain (Matterhorn of Namibia) Phillip Caves Bull’s Party Hartlaub’s Francolin (Francolinus hartlaubi) Rock dassie (Proc...
 
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Okahandja - where to stay

 
Okahandja is famous for : Von Bach Dam has natural stone walls Popular for water sports Freshwater angling Place of great significance to the Herero People Chief Samuel Maherero was laid to rest on 26 August 1923 (today Heroes Day) Mbangura woodcarvers market...
 
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Omaruru - where to stay

 
Omaruru is situated in the Erongo Mountains and is famous for : Giant rock boulders Spitzkoppe (1728m) High inselmountain (Matterhorn of Namibia) Phillips Caves Bull’s Party Hartlaub’s Francolin (Francolinus hartlaubi) Rock dassie (Procavia ...
 
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Otjiwarongo - where to stay

 
Otjiwarongo is famous for: The name meaning ‘a good place’ Cheetah capital of the world Largest concentration of Cheetahs in the world Cheetah Conservation Fund Otjiwarongo Crocodile Ranch Otjibamba Lodge Otjibamba Lodge lies within its ow...
 
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Outjo - where to stay

 
Outjo is famous for : Cave Country Mooikloof and Gamkarab Caves Ugab Terrace Excursions and visitors services include : Outjo acherei Images of Africa Ditsala Namibia Gemstones Namatubis Game Lodge The Namatubis Game Lodge used to be ...
 
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Rehoboth - where to stay

 
Rehoboth is situated in the Windhoek Surrounds which is famous for: Auas Mountains South of Windhoek with a peak known as Molteblick 2479m above sea level Monteiro’s hornbill (Tockus monteiri) Red bush willow (Combretum apiculatum) Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) ...
 
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Tsumeb - where to stay

 
Famous for : Otjikoto Lake (rich in History) Close to eastern gate of Etosha Exclusive lodges Excursions and visitors services: Tsumeb Museum Sindano Court Café Africat Gastehaus O.M.E.G. Allee Situated in O.M.E.G. Allee, walk...
 
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Usakos - where to stay

 
Usakos is situated in the Erongo Mountains zone and is famous for: Giant rock boulders Spitzkoppe (1728m) High inselmountain (Matterhorn of Namibia) Phillips Caves Bull’s Party Hartlaub’s Francolin (Francolinus hartlaubi) Rock dassie (Procav...
 
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Windhoek - where to stay

 
Windhoek is famous for : Botanical Gardens Desert House Windhoek Aloe Forest Avis Dam Bird watching Christus Kirche Alte Feste Meteorite displays Trans namib Museum Eros Mountains Craft Market Roof of Africa The Roof o...
 
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Henties Bay - where to stay

 
Henties Bay is famous for : Town where houses have names Shore fishing mecca of Africa Omdel Dam Shore angling tours and various desert excursions Various self drive 4x4 routes (Omaruru River, salt mine, Doros crater) Endemic Gray’s Lark (Ammomanes gray...
 
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Lüderitz - where to stay

 
Lüderitz is famous for: Diaz Cross at Diaz Point (1488) Historical buildings from the early 1900’s Goerkehaus built in 1909 Felsenkirche (1912) Ghost town Kolmanskop Crayfish Caspian Tern, Jackass Penguin Excursions and visitors serv...
 
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Swakopmund - where to stay

 
Swakopmund is famous for : Namibia’s premier holiday resort Jewellery shopping Mecca Biggest crystal cluster on display in the world Large variety of dune and desert excursions Lutheran Church Alts Gefangnis – Prison 1906 Swakopmund lighthou...
 
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Walvis Bay - where to stay

 
Famous for: Water sport activity mecca of Namibia Biggest salt works in Africa Dune 7 Sandwich Harbour Walvis Bay Wetlands and lagoon (Ramsar Site since 1971) Haven for 6800 birds in winter and 160 000 in summer Excursions and visitors services: ...
 
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Damaraland - where to stay

 
Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia - a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offers the traveller a more adventurous challenge. Here, there are prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges. Towards the west, the geogr...
 
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Coastal - where to stay

 
There are countless pursuits to help you spend your time and money in Swakopmund, Walvisbay, Hentiesbay or Luderitz. For those interested in adventure activities, the coast of Namibia offers sandboarding, quad biking, dune carting, parachuting, hot air ballooning, shark fishing, deep sea fishing ...
 
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Khorixas - where to stay

 
Khorixas is situated in the Petrified Forest area and is famous for : Petrified forest Huge trees turned to stone 280 million years ago Broken into segments but aligned (45m long and 1,2m thick) Explore ancient sites The largest accumulation of petrified logs in Southe...
 
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Palmwag - where to stay

 
This area is famous for : Oasis in the desert – hot springs Visit to local Himba Tribes Sometimes reaching 8m in height This strange tree is a red listed species Herero chat (Namibornis herero) Mopane (Colophospernum mopane) Desert Elephant ...
 
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Etosha - where to stay

 
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK – This is one of the first places on any itinerary designed for a holiday in Namibia and protects 114 mammal species as well as 340 bird species and 16 reptiles and amphibians. Etosha National Park, known as the 'Great White Place of Dry Water', surrounds its na...
 
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Halali - where to stay

 
Etosha is famous for : One of the big game parks in Africa Moringa fairy forest More than 700 black rhino Four species of nightjar 30 Springs and waterholes for excellent game viewing Halali Camp The name Halali comes from the German word signifying t...
 
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Namutoni - where to stay

 
Etosha is famous for : One of the big game parks in Africa Moringa fairy forest More than 700 black rhino Four species of nightjar 30 Springs and waterholes for excellent game viewing Namutoni Resort The Namutoni Resort is situated at Etosha National ...
 
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Okaukuejo - where to stay

 
Etosha is famous for : One of the big game parks in Africa Moringa fairy forest More than 700 black rhino Four species of nightjar 30 Springs and waterholes for excellent game viewing Okaukuejo At the western entrance to Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo i...
 
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Kalahari - where to stay

 
While Namibia is more famous for being the home of the Namib Desert, it must be remembered that much of eastern and southern Namibia is covered by another - the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari is not a true desert as it receives too much rain, but it is actually a fossil desert. So, do not expect t...
 
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Gobabis - where to stay

 
Gobabis is situated in the Kalahari Desert and is famous for: Cattle country Weekly cattle auctions Drinking place of the elephant Monument bull welcomes visitors into town Donkey cart rides in town Gateway to Trans Kalahari Highway linking Namibia to B...
 
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Keetmanshoop - where to stay

 
Keetmanshoop is situated in the Namib Nam and succulent Karoo Desert and is famous for: Former German officer’s barracks converted into tourist accommodation Schutzenhaus Lodge Karakul sculpture to commemorate 100 years of the Karakul industry in Namibia Kaiserlich...
 
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Mariental - where to stay

 
Mariental forms part of the Kalahari Desert and is famous for : Hardap dam – 25km2 in extent when full Popular resort for water sports Artesian water Sheep farming Goliath heron, fairy flycatcher Sweet thorn (Acacia karoo) Duiker (Sylvicapra grimm...
 
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Kaokoland - where to stay

 
Kaokoland is one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa and is a world of incredible mountain scenery, a refuge for the rare desert dwelling elephant, black rhino and giraffe and the home of the Himba people. Although it is harsh and offers little respite at midday, the rugged ...
 
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Opuwo - where to stay

 
Opuwo is the bustling centre of Kaokoland and is famous for: Being the centre of the widespread Kaokoland Home of the Himba people Boasts massive termite nests Impressive scenery Ohakane Guest House The Ohakane Guest House is situated in the town of Opuwo in t...
 
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Ruacana - where to stay

 
Ruacana is situated in Kaokoland in Kunene, North West Namibia and is famous for: Epupa Falls, the greatest single water drop 37m Waterfall surrounded by an arid desert landscape White water rafting Endemic plants Kunene black thorn (Kaoko kobas) Slender cork...
 
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Kavango & Caprivi - where to stay

 
Kavango & Caprivi - the water wonderland of Namibia! A birding paradise, as more than two-thirds of the bird population in Namibia occur here. Exactly why you so often hear: "Come to Namibia to experience Africa - as a whole". As soon as you exit Namibia's two deserts, you cross...
 
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Katima Mulilo - where to stay

 
Katima is situated in the wetlands paradise of the Zambezi and is famous for : Caprivi Wetland Paradise Tiger and bream fishing Accommodation of the banks of the mighty Zambezi River Some of the best birding in Africa Fish Eagle Caprivi Houseboat Safaris ...
 
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Rundu - where to stay

 
Rundu is situated in the wetlands paradise of Okavango and is famous for: Commercial capital of the Okavango region Lodges on the Okavango River banks Various wood carvers markets Souza shrike Hakusembe River Lodge Situated 12km from Rundu on Rundu-Nkurukuru R...
 
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Namib - where to stay

 
The Namib offers a destination with a difference. You will not encounter massive herds of game or the big five, but rather experience vast landscapes with empty, ever changing vistas with magnificent variety of colour and textures. The peace and tranquility of this largely uninhabited corner of N...
 
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Aus - where to stay

 
Aus is situated in the Aus/Tiras Mountings of the Namib Nama and succulent Karoo Desert and is famous for: Desert horses of the Namib Aus Tourist Information Centre Three Biomes Overlap Succulent Karoo Nama Karoo Dune Namib Jackal buzzard Bahnhof ...
 
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Duwisib - where to stay

 
Duwisib is situated in Sossus South in the Namib Nama and succulent Karoo Desert and is famous for: Mysterious fairy circles in the sand Duwisib Castle The NamibRand Nature Reserve One of the most diverse deserts in the world in respect of animal and plant life Due...
 
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Fish River Canyon - where to stay

 
The Fish River Canyon is situated in the namib Nama and succulent Karoo Desert and is famous for: Second largest canyon in the world Canyon back packing trails One of the most popular hiking trails in Southern Africa Breathtaking views Milkbush (Euphorbia virosa) ...
 
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Maltahohe - where to stay

 
Maltahohe is situated in Sossus south in the Namib Nama and succulent Karoo Desert and is famous for: Mysterious fairy circles in the sand Duwisib Castle NamibRand Nature Reserve One of the most diverse deserts in the world in respect of animal and plant life Due t...
 
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Sesriem - where to stay

 
Sossus / Sesriem is situated in the Namib Nama and succulent Karoo Desert and is famous for : Highest sand dunes in the world Dead Pan – carbon dated 500-600 million years old Sesriem Canyon Nara (acanthosicyos horridus) Dune lark – ‘true’ e...
 
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Solitaire - where to stay

 
Solitaire is situated in Sossus North in the Namib Nama and succulent Karoo Desert and is famous for: Spreetshoogte Pass – God’s window from the top Geologist’s paradise Ruppel’s Korhahn (Eupodotis rueppellii) Near endemic to the Namib Desert ...
 
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Sossusvlei - where to stay

 
Sossus / Sesriem is situated in the Namib Nama and succulent Karoo Desert and is famous for : Highest sand dunes in the world Dead Pan – carbon dated 500-600 million years old Sesriem Canyon Nara (acanthosicyos horridus) Dune lark – ‘true’ e...
 
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North West Coast - where to stay

 
Awe-inspiring and unrestrictive, this diverse geography leaves an impact you won’t soon forget… Namibia’s northwestern region extends from the Kunene River on the Angolan border down to the Ugab River, the southern border of the Skeleton Coast Park. The park is a massive wi...
 
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Exclusive 4x4 Guided Self Drive - where to stay

 
EXCLUSIVE GUIDED SELF DRIVE : SWAKOPMUND TO KUNENEMOND - SIX DAY TOUR Route The tour begins in Swakopmund and guests travel with their own vehicles. We travel to Terrace Bay which is the last fuel point. From here we travel past Mowe Bay into the wilderness where it becomes 4x4 world. ...
 
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Ovamboland - where to stay

 
Ovamboland, the most densely populated region of Namibia, approximately 600 000 people. The landscape is characterized by flat, sandy plains dotted with Makalani palms, Savannah grasslands and Mopane woodlands. A main attraction is the Nakambale Museum at Olukondo, which represents the present an...
 
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Ondangwa - where to stay

 
Ondangwa is situated in the Ovamboland region and is famous for : Uukwaluudhi Traditional homestead Owambo Kingdom Protea Hotel Cresta Pandu Ondangwa Situated in the cultural heartland of Namibia, approximately 92km from the famous Etosha National Park in the far north of...
 
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Oshakati - where to stay

 
Oshakati is situated in Ovamboland region and is famous for : Uukwaluudhi Traditional Homestead Owambo Kingdom Santorini Inn Whether visiting Oshakati in Namibia’s far north on business or travelling through the area for pleasure, Santorini Inn with its modern and ...
 
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Western Cape - where to stay

 
If three pyramids are the symbol of Africa's far north, then a flat-topped mountain is the symbol of its far south. The Western Cape's unmatched natural beauty, famous hospitality, cultural diversity, excellent wine and rich cuisine make it one of the world’s greatest tourist attrac...
 
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Augrabies - where to stay

 
Augrabies is famous for : Akoerabis – the place of great noise Orange River thunders over a 56 meter high rock face into a deep granite bowl Tours of vineyards are on offer, and during harvest season the meticulous task of handling export grapes is on show Winemake...
 
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Cape Town - where to stay

 
Cape Town is famous for: Table Mountain Robben Island Houtbay Clifton Beach Blouberg Strand The ‘Mother City’ with its spectacular beaches, exciting nightlife and abundance of character and charm Lawhill Apartments V and A Waterfront La...
 
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Namibia - what to do

 
Situated in Southern Africa, the relatively undiscovered Republic of Namibia lies between Angola, Zambia, North Botswana and South Africa. The country is home to a number of National Parks, deserts and Nature Reserves, so is the perfect destination for a safari adventure. Like many sub-Saharan co...
 
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Namibia Wildlife - what to see

 
What is the real Namibia? How do you best see it? The real Namibia is slightly different to the one described in marketing brochures and websites. It has a sense of humour about it. Having hundreds of Namibian tour and destination descriptions, containing adjectives like 'magnificent', &#...
 
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Currency - namibia

 
The only legal tender in Namibia is the Namibia Dollar (N$), and the South African Rand (ZAR). The Namibia Dollar is fixed and equal to the  South African Rand, and cannot be used in South Africa. The limit for import/ export of local currency into or out of Namibia is N$ 50,000.00. Fore...
 
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Cultural - what to see

 
Namibian Culture has seen the influence of various cultures of the world, mostly dependent upon the nations that established their rule over the country throughout it's short history. For many years, Namibians struggled as a result of race and culture discrimination. After gaining independenc...
 
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Birds - what to see

 
There are variety avian friends in Namibia, 620 bird species native to our country. Endemic species hatches, matures, reproduces and dies in one area. The habitat must therefore satisfy all the needs of the endemic bird in order for its full life cycle to e completed. Southern Africa has a great ...
 
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National Parks - what to see

 
Spread throughout Namibia on an amazing scale, game parks and nature reserves constitute some 18% percent of the country’s available surface area. Some, like the huge Etosha National Park, focus primarily on wildlife, while others like the Namib-Naukluft Park and Fish River Canyon are more ...
 
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Places & Monuments - what to see

 
Over extensive periods from 1948 until the present day, national monuments in Namibia have been identified and declared to a number of preceding and current heritage conservation bodies. They are: Historical Monuments Commission (1948-1968). The National Monuments Council of South A...
 
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Plants & Trees - what to see

 
The variety of plant as trees in Namibia can be classed as follows: Trees, stem succulents, leaf succulents, dwarf succulents, dwarf shrubs, shrubs, bulbs, herbs, multi-seasonals, and grasses. Namibia can be split into four distinct vegetation zones which together support more than 4,000 see...
 
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Big 5 - what to see

 
The Magestic and sociable lion The lion is the largest of Africa’s 10 cat species. Individuals living together form a pride, thus making them the most sociable of their kind, meaning they both hunt and feed together. Lions are opportunistic hunters and keep a sharp lookout for yo...
 
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Frogs - what to see

 
Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura (meaning "tail-less", from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin salere (salio), "to jump"). Most frogs are characterized by a short body, webbed digits (fingers or toes), protruding eyes and the abse...
 
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Insects - what to see

 
These miniature marvels are unbelievably intertwined in our cultures and everyday living. Each of these alien creatures has a fascinating story to tell. Insects have existed on this planet since time immemorial, and now constitute over 80%, the largest group of known animals. About a million diff...
 
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Ants & Termites - what to see

 
Social insects of the family Formicidae and, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species h...
 
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Bugs - what to see

 
A bug is an insect of the order Hemiptera, known as the true bugs. A bug may also refer to: Informally, most arthropods, except marine crustaceans, including individuals or species of insect spider scorpion mite tick centipede millipede woo...
 
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Crickets & Grasshoppers - what to see

 
CRICKETS Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as "true crickets"), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers, and more closely related to katydids or bush crickets (family Tettigoniidae). They have somewhat flattened bodies and long antennae. There are about 900 species of cri...
 
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Crustaceans - what to see

 
Crustaceans form a very large group of arthropods, usually treated as a subphylum, which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles. The 50,000 described species range in size from Stygotantulus stocki at 0.1 mm (0.004 in), to the Japanese spider crab...
 
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Moths & Butterflies - what to see

 
An insect closely related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Moths form the majority of this order; there are thought to be 150,000 to 250,000 different species of moth (about ten times the number of species of butterfly). Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crep...
 
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Wasps, Bees & Flies - what to see

 
WASP The term wasp is typically defined as any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor an ant. Almost every pest insect species has at least one wasp species that preys upon it or parasitizes it, making wasps critically important in natural control of ...
 
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Aardvark - what to see

 
Introduction: The unorthodox looking aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a mammal that lives in the ground and eats ants and termites. During the 1600's, Dutch settlers in Southern Africa gave the aardvark its name, which means earth pig. Its defining characteristic is the long tubular snout, but ...
 
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Bats - what to see

 
Microchiroptera (small bats or microbats) ALOE SEROTINE BAT Introduction: The Aloe serotine bat (Neoromicia zuluensis) is the smallest of Namibia's 3 species of serotine bats, similar in size to the Cape serotine bat. It is known to live in woodland savannahs and hunts in areas of pe...
 
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Mammals - what to see

 
Why do so many people travel to Namibia? One key reason is certainly the country's outstanding wildlife. There are 192 mammal species in Namibia, of which 1 is critically endangered, 4 are endangered, 5 are vulnerable, and 7 are near-threatened. ...
 
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Black Faced Impala - what to see

 
Introduction: The black-faced impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi) is a sub-species of the common impala originally from the north west of Namibia, introduced to Etosha National Park in the 1970's. They are darker than other impala and are so called due to their characteristic black face. They...
 
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Black Wildebeest - what to see

 
Introduction: Black Wildebeest have a dark brown to black body, an erect mane and a long whitish tail. Both sexes have heavy, forward curving horns. Bulls measure 1.2 metres at the shoulder and weigh 161 Kg. Cows measure 1.16 metres at the shoulder and weigh 130 Kg. The horns of calves are initia...
 
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Blesbok - what to see

 
Introduction: Physically, rams and ewes are remarkably similar. A characteristic of the Blesbok is the prominent white blaze on the face and a horizontal brown strip which divides this blaze above the eyes. Both sexes carry horns, ringed almost to the tip. Female horns are slightly more slender. ...
 
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Blue Wildebeest - what to see

 
Introduction: Both sexes grow short curved horns. In adult bulls the horns are heavily bossed. Seasonal migration was an optimised survival strategy which allowed the effective use of resources over larger areas and which minimised over-utilisation, both during wet and dry seasons. The Blue Wilde...
 
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Burchells Zebra - what to see

 
Introduction: The Burchell’s Zebra lives in small family units, which typically consist of one stallion and one mare with their foals. Non-breeding stallions occur in bachelor groups. Herd stallions are between four to 12 years old. Water holes in conjunction with favored grazing areas attr...
 
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Bushbabies, Baboons and Monkeys - what to see

 
BUSHBABIES Introduction: The lesser Bushbaby (Galago senegalensis) is named due to its wailing cry, a sound which is often heard at night in woodland areas. They are renowned for their spectacular leaping abilities between trees. They are a most attractive mammal, with their soft furry bodie...
 
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Bushbuck - what to see

 
Introduction: The bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus) is so called because it indicates the type of habitat that it is associated with. They are normally found in riverine or other types of under bush near to permanent water supplies. Cover and availability of water are the most important habitat req...
 
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African Wild Cat - what to see

 
Introduction: It was in 3,000 BC that the Egyptians domesticated the African wild cat (Felis lybica) to control mice and rats raiding granaries. From these tamed animals, the domestic cat was bred, therefore the similarity between the two. A striking difference between them though is the much lon...
 
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African Wild Dogs - what to see

 
Introduction: The African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) is one of Africa's most endangered mammal species. Various factors contribute to its decline in numbers: Persecution by mankind, including until recently within conservation areas. Infection from diseases such as rabies and dist...
 
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Bat Eared Fox - what to see

 
Introduction: The bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) is so named because of its large ears, which are characteristic of the species. They belong to the same family as (but are not) jackals, of which they resemble but are smaller in build than. Other characteristic features are the broadly black ti...
 
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Black Backed Jackal - what to see

 
Introduction: The black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) gets its name from the broad, dark saddle which exists on the upper parts of the body. Although the black-backed jackal is an efficient hunter, it relies heavily on scavenging for its food supply. Jackals will often be found around campsites...
 
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Cape Fox - what to see

 
Introduction: The Cape fox (Vulpes chama) is a predominately solitary, nocturnal creature with peaks of activity just after dusk and before dawn. This makes them extremely difficult to observe. They are also asocial and adults do not have any contact with each other except for in the mating seaso...
 
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Caracal - what to see

 
Introduction: The name caracal (Felis caracal) is derived from a Turkish word 'garah-gulak' or 'black ear'. They were once tamed and trained for bird hunting in Iran and India. They were put into arenas containing a flock of pigeons, and wagers were made as to how many the cat wou...
 
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Cheetah - what to see

 
Introduction: The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is the fastest land mammal and can reach speeds of up to 105 km/h. As it can only keep this pace up for 300 - 400 metres, stalking their prey to a distance of around 50m is preferred before setting off on the chase. Males form coalitions whilst females...
 
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Civets & Genets - what to see

 
CIVET Introduction: Civet is an ingredient of perfume extracted from the secretion of the perineal gland, normally obtained from captive animals. Although artificial civetone has reduced the demand for the natural product, it has not stopped market requirements for the 'real thing', ...
 
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Mongoose - what to see

 
BANDED MONGOOSE Introduction: Banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) are a sturdy little animal with a large head, small ears, short, muscular limbs and a long tail, almost as long as the rest of the body. They live in regions of dry, thorny bushland, open savannah, or open forest and grassland are...
 
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Otters, Weasels & Honey Badger - what to see

 
OTTERS Introduction: The spotted-necked otter is known to favour deeper waters than the clawless otter. They depends on adequate riparian vegetation such as long grass, reeds and bushes, as this environment provides essential cover, as well as permanent and unpolluted rivers, streams and fre...
 
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Serval - what to see

 
Introduction: This beautiful member of the cat family is similar in size to a medium dog. It inhabits thick bush and tall grass around streams, for both camouflage, safety and refreshment purposes. Prominent features include long legs and neck, small head, large upright ears, and a relatively sho...
 
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Side Striped Jackal - what to see

 
Introduction: The side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) superficially resembles its more well-known cousin, the black-backed jackal, mainly due to it having a white-tipped tail. It is also similar in size to the black-backed jackal, comparable to a medium dog. They hunt alone or in pairs, in a terr...
 
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Common Duiker - what to see

 
Introduction: The common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia) gets its name from the way they make off and zigzag when they are disturbed, in a series of plunging jumps as they dive for cover. (Afrikaans duik = dive). They can be easily confused with the steenbok, although the duiker is nocturnal. Duikers...
 
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Damara Dik-dik - what to see

 
Introduction: The Damara dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii) is one of Africa's smallest antelopes and a protected species in Namibia. Although they are regularly seen alone, they mate for long periods, probably for life. They are very territorial and should competition be too stiff, will move on to a n...
 
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Dassie - what to see

 
YELLOW-SPOTTED ROCK DASSIE Introduction: The yellow-spotted rock dassie (Heterohyrax brucei) refers to the colour of the hair on the dorsal gland, which in the rock dassie is black, and in this species varies in colour from yellow to ochre. They are slightly smaller than the rock dassie and ...
 
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Eland - what to see

 
Introduction: The name eland (Taurotragus oryx) is borrowed from the Dutch and means elk. They are the largest African antelope and both sexes have distinctive heavy, spirally twisted horns of up to 1m in length. Eland herds are normally between 6 -12 animals and they can often be found in associ...
 
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Gemsbok (oryx) - what to see

 
Introduction: The Oryx (Oryx gazella) found in Southern Africa is often known by its Afrikaans name - Gemsbok, of which the origins are unknown. They are found all over Namibia and can tolerate arid areas which are uninhabitable to most other antelope, hence its status as Namibia's National a...
 
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Giraffe - what to see

 
Introduction: The giraffe is the tallest of all animals and the name is derived from the Arabic zarafah (the one who walks quickly). The giraffe gets its great height from its legs, which are around 2m long and a neck which may be even longer. Two bony 'horns' grow from the giraffe's ...
 
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Flowers - what to see

 
Namib Hoodia One of the Namib Desert's most celebrated plants is the Namib Hoodia (Hoodia currorii) that occurs from the central Namib to southern Angola. It is found mainly on plains and sometimes in rocky places such as around Hoodia Lodge in Sossusvlei. (Hoodia currorii) has remarkable...
 
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Fungi - what to see

 
The Namib Desert appears to be bare of plant life, however, lichens grow in great diversity on west facing slopes and surfaces where they are able to draw moisture from the sea fogs. If it were not for the fog, the plants would have no source of water. Lichens are a combination of algae and fungi...
 
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Grasses, Sedges and Ferns - what to see

 
Grasses Tall bushman-grass (Stipagrostis ciliata) is probably one of the most common grasses found in the central Namib. It can be easily recognized by its magnificent feather-like inflorescence with a ring of dense hair around its nodes. It is both an annual and perennial plant, depending o...
 
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Other Plants - what to see

 
While much of the Namibian landscape is characterised by deserts and mountains, the country extends far enough north to have a varied range of plant life. Namibia can be split into four distinct vegetation zones which together support more than 4,000 seed bearing vascular plants, 120 different sp...
 
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Trees - what to see

 
Trees - essential for the sustainability of every environment. They are extremely important and provide shade, homes and food for human and the animal kingdoms alike. Fairly scarce in the Namib Desert, whose inhabitants include camelthorn, ringwood, wild ebony and perhaps the most famous of all o...
 
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Reptiles - what to see

 
The dry lands of Namibia boast more than 70 species of snake, including three species of spitting cobra. It is actually the African puff adder that causes the most problems for humans, since it inhabits dry, sandy riverbeds. Horned adders and sand snakes inhabit the gravel plains of the Namib, an...
 
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Spiders & Arachnids - what to see

 
ARACHNIDS Arachnids are a class of joint-legged invertebrate animals in the subphylum Chelicerata. All arachnids have eight legs, although in some species the front pair may convert to a sensory function. The term is derived from the Greek word ?ρ?χνη (aráchn?), meaning...
 
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Hares & Rabbits - what to see

 
HARES CAPE HARE Introduction: The Cape hare (Lepus capensis) was originally named from the Cape of Good Hope, but are widely distributed on the African continent. They are predominately nocturnal animals and lie up in forms during the day, usually in grass clumps or under a short bush w...
 
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Hartmanns Mountain Zebra - what to see

 
Introduction: The name Hartmann's has been retained for this subspecies to distinguish it from the Cape mountain zebra. They are slightly larger than the Cape zebra. Other characteristics of the Hartmann's mountain zebra include: The hooves grow extremely fast to compensate for the heav...
 
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Hippopotamus - what to see

 
Introduction: The origin of the name hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) comes from the Greek 'water or river horse'. This comes as no surprise as they are strong and fast swimmers and will attack when wounded or agitated. They are characterized by their huge mass; short, barrel-shaped ...
 
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Impala - what to see

 
Introduction: Impala (Aepyceros melampus) favour woodlands sheltering an undergrowth of grass or shrubs. They are seldom far away from water, hence their Namibian distribution patterns. They are very common in their range and a characteristic of impala is the attendance of red-billed oxpeckers bu...
 
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Klipspringer - what to see

 
Introduction: The klipspringer (Oreotragus) is one of nature's most unique creatures, notably in 2 variations not found in any other species of antelope. The first is the hoof structure. The klipspringer (rock jumper) is able to walk on the tip of its hoof because the 'last joint of the d...
 
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Kudu - what to see

 
Introduction: The greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is the second tallest antelope on the continent and bulls bear long, spiral horns which reach record lengths of up to 1.8m. Horns grow to their full length at the age of 6 years. Kudu live in small herds not usually larger than 12, compris...
 
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Pangolin - what to see

 
Introduction: The pangolin (Manis temminckii) are sometimes known as scaly-anteaters because they are covered with large rounded scales over the back and tail, with hair only around the eyes, ears, cheeks and belly. The name is derived from the Malay peng-goling, meaning the roller, from the pang...
 
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Pigs & Warthogs - what to see

 
BUSHPIG Introduction: The bushpig (Potamochoerus porcus) belongs to the Order Artiodactyla, or hoofed herbivorous mammals, the same as the warthog. There are some similarities between the 2, although the bushpig is probably not quite as ugly as the warthog. Bushpigs are strong, stocky and cu...
 
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Red Hartebeest - what to see

 
Introduction: Red hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus) have an excellent sense of smell and hearing, but their sense of sight is poor. When alarmed, they tend to mill about in seeming confusion, snorting nervously before running off. Once in its stride, a hartebeest can achieve a speed of 65km/hr, ...
 
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Red Lechwe - what to see

 
Introduction: Red lechwe (Kobus leche) are a medium-sized antelope that are rarely found more than 2 or 3km from permanent water. After the sitatunga, the lechwe is the most water loving antelope. It has no hesitancy about heading for water to escape predators or to feed. This is to their advanta...
 
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Reedbuck - what to see

 
Introduction: Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum) can be difficult to spot due to their nocturnal habits and a social behavior of living in monogamous pairs, as opposed to larger herds. Populations are dependent on the existence of wetlands and seasonal wet grasslands, often the most vulnerable of habit...
 
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Roan Antelope - what to see

 
Introduction: The roan (Hippotragus equinus) is a very large antelope, only surpassed in size by the eland. The name refers to its general colour and it is considered an endangered species in Namibia. They are gregarious and live in small herds of around 5 to 12. Roan are not considered territori...
 
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Rodents - what to see

 
ROCK DORMOUSE Introduction: Little or no studies have been carried out on the rock dormouse (Graphiurus platyops). A distinguishing feature is their flattened skull and they are known to be active at night in rock piles. In central Namibia where rocks are scarce they can be found climbing ar...
 
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Sable Antelope - what to see

 
Introduction: The sable (Hippotragus niger) is less robustly built and lighter in mass than their close relatives the roan. It is a horse-like antelope with a long mane and easily identified by their distinctive swept-back horns. They are a savannah woodland species, dependent on cover and the av...
 
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Shrews, Hedgehog & Moles - what to see

 
ELEPHANT SHREWS Elephant shrews (not actually shrews) and found mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Characteristics including long snouts and herbivorous dental structures, separate them from Insectivora. A wide range of habitats can be explained by their ability to maintain high body temperatures...
 
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Sitatunga - what to see

 
Introduction: Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei) are an elusive, semi-aquatic antelope that spend the greater part of their lives in dense papyrus and reed beds in swamp areas in water up to about 1m deep. They are active most times of the day, except during the hottest hours and are also mobile at n...
 
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Springbok - what to see

 
Introduction: The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is the most common antelope in Namibia, and you will see huge herds of them on both commercial farmland and in designated game parks. The springbok is also one of the fastest antelopes. Both male and female carry the lyrate horns which rise fro...
 
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Steenbok - what to see

 
Introduction: The steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) is one of the most common species of antelope Namibia, partly due to the fact that during the dryer winter months it forages and rakes the ground, sometimes digging 'shoulder-deep' to excavate nutritious tubers, bulbs and roots that have ...
 
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Tsessebe - what to see

 
Introduction: The Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus) is a large antelope with a distinctive sloping back. The name comes from the Tswana language for the species. They are gregarious and small herds of females occupy a home range which overlaps the territory of the male. Both sexes carry short, ringed...
 
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Waterbuck - what to see

 
Introduction: The waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) is a large antelope and as the name suggests, they are associated with water. They will even take up residence in areas where only artificial water supplies such as boreholes and pumps have been installed and will only leave if the water is shut ...
 
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Freshwater Fishes - what to see

 
Water covers some 70% of the earth's surface, an essential supply to ensure man's survival. Freshwater bodies such as lakes and rivers cover only a small percentage of the total surface of the land. Much of Africa is generally arid and Namibia in particular is generally very dry. Perennia...
 
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Ocean Fishes - what to see

 
The Namibian coastal waters are considered some of the world’s richest, mainly thanks to the cold Benguela Current, which flows northwards from the Antarctic. It’s exceptionally rich in plankton, which accounts for the abundance of anchovies, pilchards, mackerels and other whitefish. ...
 
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Seals - what to see

 
The Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) is a marine mammal and can only be found on the coast line of southern Africa. They are in abundance on the Cape Seal Cross Seal Reserve in Namibia, some 120km north of the seaside resort of Swakopmund. They were first sighted off the coast of s...
 
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Sharks - what to see

 
There are over 350 species of shark worldwide and over 100 of these live in the waters of southern Africa. A shark is a fish but unlike any other species their skeletons are not made of bone, but of cartilage. Fish breathe through a single pair of gills, but sharks have between 5 and 7 gills situ...
 
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Whales & Dolphins - what to see

 
DOLPHINS A dolphin is really a toothed whale. As a whale is a mammal, therefore so are dolphins. Along with whales and porpoises, they are known as cetaceans which are fish-shaped sea mammals. There are 79 species of cetaceans around the world and 38 types have been recorded in the waters of...
 
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Daan Viljoen Park - what to see

 
This small game park is situated 25km outside of Windhoek in the Khomas Hochland hills and is sanctuary to a relatively large population of game species typical of Namibia's highlands. Mountain zebras, klipspringers, steenbok, kudu, springbok, blue wildebeest, eland and red hartebeest are jus...
 
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Fish River Canyon - what to see

 
The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is the second largest canyon in the world (the largest being the Grand Canyon). There is a lot of debate as to whether or not this is indeed the second largest canyon in the world, most of the arguments seem to hinge on how one actually measures the 'size'...
 
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - what to see

 
The park was officially launched by the governments of Namibia and South Africa in August 2003. With Ai-Ais Hot Springs Game Park, including Fish River Canyon and the little known and almost inaccessible Hunsberg nature reserve, Namibia houses almost three quarters of the Transfrontier Park...
 
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Naukluft Park - what to see

 
Visitors are quite often amazed at the fauna and flora of this nature reserve. In many parts of the desert and the barren mountain world, where nothing seems to grow, game can be seen. Oryx wander across the hot plains shimmering in the heat between the red dunes near Sossusvlei – or sudden...
 
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Skeleton Coast Park - what to see

 
Once upon a time the entire coastline of Namibia was called The Skeleton Coast. Today, the moniker mostly refers to the Skeleton Coast National Park, which stretches over one-third of Namibia’s northern shore. The landscape in the park ranges from wind swept dunes to rugged canyons with wal...
 
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Waterberg Plateau - what to see

 
The Waterberg Plateau Park, east of Otjiwarongo towers over the surrounding plains, being about 200 meters higher. The 20 kilometer wide and 50 kilometer long table mountain massif consists of porous sandstone. Millions of years ago, Waterberg Plateau Park was submerged in water and also covered ...
 
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Bushmanland - what to see

 
Boesmanland, also called Bushmanland, is an historic region in northeastern Namibia traditionally inhabited by the San (Bushmen). A part of the northwestern Kalahari (desert), Bushmanland is a semiarid region having deep, permeable sand beds with a vegetation cover consisting of perennial grasses...
 
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San Villages - what to see

 
Who are the San? The term "Bushmen" is best known referring to the nomadic hunter-gatherer people of the Kalahari Desert of Africa. They are also called "Basarwa"(in Botswana) and "San" (in Namibia and South Africa). The word "San" means "forage...
 
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Wine and Dine - what to do

 
Namibia is blessed with wonderful weather, providing many opportunities to enjoy the ever-popular braai (barbeque meat) outside on an open fire. This is the best way to socialise and meet new people. Game is a popular meat with Kudu, Oryx and Springbok served regularly at restaurants. The Ge...
 
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Windhoek City Tours - what to do

 
Windhoek, Namibia’s beautiful capital sprawls over undulating hills surrounded by spectacular mountains. Usually your acquaintance with the country starts from its capital. Windhoek, the capital of Namibia is situated in the central region of the country at the average altitude of 1650 mete...
 
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Wildlife Tracking - what to do

 
Big Cat Tracking at N/a’an ku sê Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary Experience the stunning African Bush, track wild leopard and cheetah in their natural habitat and help to make a difference in conservation. And all right on your doorstep at N/a’an ku sê Lodge and Wildlife...
 
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Wellness & Spa - what to do

 
  The silence of the desert, the stars at night and the emptiness that stretches to the horizon provides a ready-made antidote to the stress of life. For those needing further rest and relaxation, many accommodation establishments provide guests a range of offerings to rejuvenate both bo...
 
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Traditional Villages - what to do

 
HIMBA Kamanjab: Situated about 20 km outside of Kamanjab, a guided tour around the village will give you an in-depth insight into the life and ways of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba. Experience the milking ceremony, the smoke bath, be informed on the beliefs around the ...
 
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Surfing - what to do

 
Kite Surfing If the ideas of speeding over the ocean attached to a huge kite - half flying, half surfing appeals to the adrenalin junkie in you, then kite surfing is just what the doctor ordered. Kite surfing, a dynamic blend of surfing, wakeboarding and power kiting is one of the most extr...
 
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Star Gazing - what to do

 
I'd say you haven't truly experienced Namibia unless you have been to one of the amazingly remote places where you can gaze at the stars in the sky at night without any artificial lights around you (incl. city lights etc.!). It is stunning, mind-blowing and somehow probably impossible to ...
 
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Sports Fishing - what to do

 
Covering 300 miles along the coastline, we will tailor an itinerary to suit your needs. Transport is by means of 4x4’s as this is desert country. Angling The fishing coastline starts from Sandwich Bay, south of Walvis Bay, and ends at the Skeleton Coast Park, Terrace Bay. It is a sec...
 
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Sky Diving - what to do

 
So you've decided to spice things up a bit and jump out of a plane! Or maybe this has been a dream you've had all your life and the time has come to make it happen. Whatever your motive, you're in the door of doing one of the most fun things you'll ever do and being introduced to ...
 
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Quad Biking - what to do

 
Quad biking, on four wheel all terrain motorbikes, is a very popular day activity and can be done at various locations across the country from exploring the dunes, navigating the rivers or even game viewing on nature reserves are offered by both operators and lodges. Ride through bush tracks, ove...
 
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Photography - what to do

 
Namibia offers the finest photographic opportunities. This land of contrast and beauty is ideally suited to the professional and amateur alike. Whether the passion is for images of people, nature or landscapes, Namibia has it all and more. Namibia features a wide range of photo subjects and the s...
 
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Museums - what to do

 
Gobabis Museum On the outskirts of the town, where a variety of old agricultural implements are displayed in the grounds, as well as a collection of historic artifact’s in the museum itself. Gobabis has all the usual amenities associated with a small town including a selection of accommo...
 
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Hot Air Ballooning - what to do

 
Sossusvlei This is the most unforgettable one hour experience over the oldest desert in the world, namely the Namib Desert. The adventure begins before sunrise and once airborne you drift silently over the wind-swept red sand dunes, the ocean of sand and mountains, and endless sea of shadows an...
 
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Historical Buildings & Sites - what to do

 
Namibia is vastly desert country beamed with bleak, uneven and feral magnificence. Its most stunning imagery is that of haunting technicolor landscapes of swirling orange dunes, shimmering mirages and treacherous dust devils. Every stop and overnight stay is exceptionally remarkable! Encounter na...
 
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Game Drives & Boat Trips - what to do

 
Your holidays in Namibia should be planned carefully. Namibia is a vast country with many attractions spread over enormous distances. Yes, one can do it all on the ground by vehicle or in the air on a fly-in safaris. Whatever your decision, your choice will inevitably involve many hours of d...
 
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Dune Fun - what to do

 
Sand Boarding Dune 7 is the perfect dune for sand boarding tours, the dune is approximately 130m high and has a steep slip-face consisting of soft powder like sand which is ideal for sand boarding. Situated along the central coast of Namibia is Dune 7, the highest dune in the coastal dune belt,...
 
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Catamaran & Dolphin Cruises - what to do

 
The coastal region of Namibia is the perfect place to go on a cruise and relax. Catamaran Cruise : Walvis Bay Can easily cater for almost 100 pax on the variety of catamarans All boats offer a covered cabin area, comfortable seating and toilets on board Wheelchair friendl...
 
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Camel Riding - what to do

 
Swakopmund Namibia, a country filled with vivid contradictions and stark beauty, is the home of the oldest desert in the world. It is here where the desert tumbles over towering dunes and meet a most tempestuous coastline of the South Atlantic Ocean. A perfect location for a cultural geta...
 
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Botany - what to do

 
Botany, plant science, or plant biology is a branch of biology that involves the scientific study of plant life. Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines concerned with the study of plants, algae and fungi, including structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, ...
 
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Birding - what to do

 
Caprivi Strip Some of the Okavango's specials are found here, as well as highly unusual species like the rock pratincoles, which frequent the bubbling rapids. Other species you might be lucky enough to spot are the trumpeter hornbill, African skimmer, Schalow's turaco and Pel's fish...
 
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Arts & Crafts Centres - what to do

 
“You don’t need to be an artist to be able to appreciate the beauty in art. Art is everywhere, in every form.” Okahandja This town is an important centre for woodcarvers from the north, who sell their carvings at the craft markets on a co-operative basis, next to the main...
 
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Damaraland - what to do

 
This 4x4 self drive tour explores Damaraland offering the Twyfelfontein Rock engravings and the Abah-Huab River. Windhoek to Damaraland Your adventure starts as you depart Windhoek to Damaraland. Breakfast can be enjoyed in Omaruru. Omaruru means "bitter milk" in Herero - possi...
 
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Homeb Topnaar - what to do

 
Homeb is situated in the Namib Naukluft Park with lots of camel thorn trees directly on the Kuiseb River (often without water). Travel from Windhoek to Homeb via Topnaar route, the trail starts at the Homeb campsite on the banks of the Kuiseb River in the Namib Naukluft Park. From Homeb the ...
 
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Kaokoveld - what to do

 
Located in the far north-west, Kaokoland is one of the particularly untouched regions in Namibia. The almost inaccessible area south of the Kunene River is the home of the Himba ethnic group, who have kept their ethnic individuality and culture in the seclusion of Kaokoland. Travelling through th...
 
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Mamili - what to do

 
Mamili is Namibia's version of the Okavango Delta - a paradisiacal area of watery channels, reed islands and beautiful wetlands. It is situated in the eastern part of the Caprivi Strip and is home to elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe, rare sitatunga and red lechwe, crocodile and hippo, puku an...
 
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4x4 Self Drive - what to do

 
Namibia is a perfect starting point for anyone who has never self driven in Africa before. You can cover huge distances on self drive in Namibia but we always make sure that we create very manageable itineraries, allowing plenty of time for rest and relaxation in each place before your exciting j...
 
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Bludkopje Rooibank - what to do

 
Close to Groot Tinkas (55 km northeast of the C28 from Swakopmund) stands the ‘blood hill’ granite inselberg, a popular campsite in the Namib Naukluft National Park. The sites of the western side of the hill are very sandy, requiring 4WD to get there. It is well worth exploring the im...
 
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Brandberg West - what to do

 
This route follows the C34 to Mile 108 and then the D2303 eastwards across the flat Namib plains with its interesting flora such as the dollar bush, bushman’s candle and Welwitschia Mirabilis. The road runs down a tributary of the Ugab River along the Brandberg West Mountains west of t...
 
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Kalahari - what to do

 
Dordabis area / vicinity of Mata Mata gate Depart for the Mata Mata gate area. The Mata Mata Gate, the border post between South Africa and Namibia in the Kalahari. Vicinity of Mata Mata gate / Kgalagadi National Park You can enjoy nature drives in the Park with your hired vehicle. There...
 
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Karoo - what to do

 
Upington to Kgalagadi Depart Upington to the largest camp in Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park, Twee Rivieren. Afternoon game drive in this 37 000 square km park, which is one of the largest conservation areas in the world and one of the last truly unspoilt ecosystems. Endemic game such as ge...
 
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Messum Crater - what to do

 
The Messum Crater is a secluded volcanic feature in the Gobobose Mountains west of Brandberg, Namibia. The Messum Crater, which is over 20km in diameter, was one of the volcanoes of the Etendeka period, about 133 million years ago. This route follows the C34 in a northern direction and turn...
 
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Ugabmond - what to do

 
Exclusive, but ecologically vital, Namibia's Ugab River only flows above ground for a few days each year. The subterranean waters underlying this ephemeral river, however, are shallow enough in places to fill hollows and sustain a wildlife population that includes the rare desert elephant. ...
 
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Bludkopje Rooibank - what to do

 
Close to Groot Tinkas (55 km northeast of the C28 from Swakopmund) stands the ‘blood hill’ granite inselberg, a popular campsite in the Namib Naukluft National Park. The sites of the western side of the hill are very sandy, requiring 4WD to get there. It is well worth exploring the im...
 
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Conception Adventure - what to do

 
“Living on the Edge” The Conception Adventure is a unique adventure taking place in the vast sand sea of the Namib Desert south of Walvis Bay, offering the ultimate challenge for thrill seekers with off-road endurance and a taste of adventure Time wise there are various opti...
 
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Damaraland - what to do

 
Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offers the traveler a more adventurous challenge. Here there are prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges. Towards the west, the geograph...
 
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Kaokoveld - what to do

 
Located in the far north-west, Kaokoveld is one of the particularly untouched regions in Namibia. The almost inaccessible area south of the Kunene River is the home of the Himba ethnic group, who have kept their ethnic individuality and culture in the seclusion of Kaokoland. Travelling through th...
 
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Khaudum - what to do

 
The Khaudum Game Reserve is situated in north-eastern Namibia; north of the town of Tsumkwe and bordering the border with Botswana. In this remote area of dry-woodland savannah many species of game occur, like elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard and rare antelope species. Over 300 bird species have ...
 
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Ludertiz to Walvis Bay - what to do

 
Extreme 4X4 - 7Days) fully equipped rental vehicles also available idream Africa Tours and Safaris offers an unforgettable adventure in the oldest coastal desert, the Namib Desert. This dune adventure takes place between Lüderitz and Walvis Bay, formerly known as “Diamond Area ...
 
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Mamili - what to do

 
Mamili is Namibia's version of the Okavango Delta - a paradisiacal area of watery channels, reed islands and beautiful wetlands. It is situated in the eastern part of the Caprivi Strip and is home to elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe, rare sitatunga and red lechwe, crocodile and hippo, puku an...
 
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Swakopmund to Kunenemund - what to do

 
SIX DAY TOUR Route The tour begins in Swakopmund and guests travel with their own vehicles. We travel to Terrace Bay which is the last fuel point. From here we travel past Mowe Bay into the wilderness where it becomes 4x4 world. Northwards through the Hoarusib River, past Rocky Point, ...
 
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4x4 Guided Self Drive - what to do

 
Namibia is a perfect starting point for anyone who has never self driven in Africa before. You can cover huge distances on self drive in Namibia but we always make sure that we create very manageable itineraries, allowing plenty of time for rest and relaxation in each place before your exciting j...
 
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Albatross - what to see

 
The albatrosses are among the largest of flying birds, and the great albatrosses from the genus Diomedea have the largest wingspans of any extant birds. There are 21 species worldwide and 5 species which occur in Namibia: ...
 
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Barbet - what to see

 
The barbets are plump birds, with short necks and large heads. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Most species are brightly coloured. There are 84 species worldwide and 5 species which occur in Namibia. Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus ...
 
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Bee-eater - what to see

 
The bee-eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae. Most species are found in Africa but others occur in southern Europe, Madagascar, Australia and New Guinea. They are characterised by richly coloured plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers. Al...
 
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Boubou - what to see

 
The Southern Boubou (Laniarius ferrugineus) is a bushshrike. This family of passerine birds is closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae, and were once included in that group. This species is found in southeastern Africa, mainly in southeastern Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, Mo...
 
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Bulbul - what to see

 
Bulbuls are medium-sized songbirds. Some are colourful with yellow, red or orange vents, cheeks, throat or supercilia, but most are drab, with uniform olive brown to black plumage. Some species have distinct crests. There are 130 species worldwide and 5 species which occur in Namibia. Common...
 
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Bunting - what to see

 
The emberizids are a large family of passerine birds. They are seed-eating birds with a distinctively shaped bill. In Europe, most species are named as buntings. In North America, most of the species in this family are known as Sparrows, but these birds are not closely related to the Old World sp...
 
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Buzzard - what to see

 
The Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a medium to large bird of prey, whose range covers most of Europe and extends into Asia. It is typically between 51–57 cm in length with a 110 to 150 cm (1 metre to a metre and half) (48–60 inch) wingspan, making it a medium-sized raptor. There are around ...
 
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Chat - what to see

 
Chats (formerly sometimes known as Chat-thrushes) are a group of small Old World insectivorous birds formerly classed as members of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considered Old World flycatchers. The Angola Cave-chat (Xenocopsychus ansorgei) Is a species of bird in the family Musci...
 
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Cisticola - what to see

 
The Cisticolidae are warblers found mainly in warmer southern regions of the Old World. They are generally very small birds of drab brown or grey appearance found in open country such as grassland or scrub. There are 111 species worldwide and 20 species which occur in Namibia. The Cisticola ...
 
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Cormorant - what to see

 
The Phalacrocoracidae is a family of medium-to-large coastal, fish-eating sea-birds that includes cormorants and shags. Plumage coloration varies with the majority having mainly dark plumage, some species being black and white, and a few being colorful. There are 38 species worldwide and 5 specie...
 
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Cranes - what to see

 
Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Most have elaborate and noisy courting displays or "dances". There are 15 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Namibia. ...
 
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Crow - what to see

 
The Corvidae family includes crows, ravens, jays, choughs, magpies, treepies, nutcrackers, and ground jays. Corvids are above average in size for the bird order Passeriformes. Some of the larger species show high levels of learning behavior. There are 120 species worldwide and 3 species which occ...
 
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Cuckoo - what to see

 
The family Cuculidae includes cuckoos, roadrunners and anis. These birds are of variable size with slender bodies, long tails and strong legs. Most of the cuckoo species of the Old World are brood parasites. There are 138 species worldwide and 15 species which occur in Namibia. Pied Cuckoo C...
 
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Dove - what to see

 
Doves are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills with a fleshy cere. There are 308 species worldwide and 7 species which occur in Namibia. Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur The European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur), also known as Turtle Dove, is a member of the b...
 
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Duck - what to see

 
The family Anatidae includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swans. These are birds that are modified for an aquatic existence with webbed feet, flattened bills and feathers that are excellent at shedding water due to an oily coating. There are 131 species worldwide and ...
 
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Falcon - what to see

 
Falconidae is a family of diurnal birds of prey. They differ from hawks, eagles, and kites in that they kill with their beaks instead of their feet. There are 62 species worldwide and 15 species which occur in Namibia. Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus The African Pygmy-falcon (Poli...
 
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Finch - what to see

 
Finches are seed-eating passerine birds, that are small to moderately large and have a strong beak, usually conical and in some species very large. All have 12 tail feathers and 9 primaries. These birds have a bouncing flight with alternating bouts of flapping and gliding on closed wings, and mos...
 
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Flamingo - what to see

 
Flamingos are gregarious wading birds, usually 3 to 5 feet high, found in both the Western and Eastern Hemispheres. They are more numerous in the latter. Flamingos filter-feed on shellfish and algae. Their oddly-shaped beaks are specially adapted to separate mud and silt from the food they consum...
 
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Francolin - what to see

 
Francolins are birds that traditionally have been placed in the genus Francolinus, but now commonly are divided into multiple genera (see Taxonomy). They are members of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. When all are maintained in a single genus, it is the most diverse of the Galliformes, having b...
 
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Goose - what to see

 
The pygmy geese are a group of very small "perching ducks" in the genus Nettapus which breed in the Old World tropics. They are the smallest of all wildfowl. As the "perching ducks" are a paraphyletic group, they need to be placed elsewhere. Their habitat is still freshw...
 
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Goshawk - what to see

 
These birds are slender with short broad rounded wings and a long tail which helps them manoeuvre in flight. They have long legs and long sharp talons used to kill their prey, and a sharp hooked bill used in feeding. Females tend to be larger than males. They often ambush their prey, mainly small...
 
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Guinea Fowl - what to see

 
Guineafowl are a group of African, seed-eating, ground-nesting birds that resemble partridges, but with featherless heads and spangled grey plumage. There are 6 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Namibia. Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris The Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida m...
 
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Harrier - what to see

 
A harrier is any of the several species of diurnal hawks forming the Circinae sub-family of the Accipitridae family of birds of prey. Harriers characteristically hunt by flying low over open ground, feeding on small mammals, reptiles, or birds. The African Marsh Harrier (Circus ranivorus) is...
 
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Heron - what to see

 
The family Ardeidae contains the bitterns, herons and egrets. Herons and egrets are medium to large sized wading birds with long necks and legs. Bitterns tend to be shorter necked and more wary. Unlike other long-necked birds suck as storks, ibises and spoonbills, members of Ardeidae fly with the...
 
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Hornbill - what to see

 
Hornbills are a group of birds whose bill is shaped like a cow's horn, but without a twist, sometimes with a casque on the upper mandible. Frequently, the bill is brightly coloured. There are 57 species worldwide and 10 species which occur in Namibia. Monteiro's Hornbill Tockus monte...
 
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Ibis - what to see

 
The Threskiornithidae is a family of large terrestrial and wading birds which includes the Ibises and spoonbills. They have long, broad wings with 11 primary and about 20 secondary feathers. They are strong fliers and despite their size and weight, very capable soarers. There are 36 species world...
 
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Kingfisher - what to see

 
Kingfishers are medium-sized birds with large heads, long pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. There are 93 species worldwide and 9 species which occur in Namibia. Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata The Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata is a species of kingf...
 
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Korhaan - what to see

 
The Southern Black Korhaan is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Otididae bird family group which includes birds such as Bustards. The Southern Black Korhaan is known in Afrikaans as Swartkorhaan. The Southern Black Korhaan is Endemic to the Southern African Region which means ...
 
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Kori Bustard - what to see

 
The Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori) is a large bird native to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family. It may be the heaviest bird capable of flight. The Kori Bustard is mostly grey in color, with a black crest on its head and yellow legs. Kori Bustards are often found with bee-eaters ridi...
 
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Lark - what to see

 
Larks are small terrestrial birds with often extravagant songs and display flights. Most larks are fairly dull in appearance. Their food is insects and seeds. There are 91 species worldwide and 26 species which occur in Namibia. Monotonous Lark Mirafra passerina Rufous-naped Lark Mi...
 
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Loerie - what to see

 
The Grey Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor), also known as Grey Lourie, Grey Loerie, or Kwêvoël, is a southern African bird of uniform grey with black beak and strikingly pink gape. It is widespread in savanna woodland, a clumsy flier though extremely agile in clambering through tr...
 
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Nightjar - what to see

 
Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills that usually nest on the ground. Most have small feet, of little use for walking, and long pointed wings. Their soft plumage is camouflaged to resemble bark or leaves. There are 86 species worldwide and 7 ...
 
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Ostrich - what to see

 
The Ostrich is a flightless bird native to Africa. It is the largest living species of bird. It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at high speeds. Ostrich Struthio camelus The Ostrich, (Struthio camelus), is a large flightless bird native ...
 
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Owl - what to see

 
Barn owls are medium to large sized owls with large heads and characteristic heart-shaped faces. They have long strong legs with powerful talons. There are 16 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Namibia. African Grass-owl Tyto capensis Grass Owl chick rescued from a veld fire...
 
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Parrot - what to see

 
Parrots are small to large birds with a characteristic curved beak shape. Their upper mandibles have slight mobility in the joint with the skull and the have a generally erect stance. All parrots are zygodactyl, having the four toes on each foot placed two at the front and two back. There are 335...
 
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Pelican - what to see

 
Pelicans are large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak. As with other members of the order Pelecaniformes, they have webbed feet with four toes. There are 8 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Namibia. Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus The Great White ...
 
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Penguin - what to see

 
The penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid, and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. There are 17 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Namibia. Little Pengu...
 
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Pipit - what to see

 
The Motacillidae are a family of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. They include the wagtails, longclaws and pipits. They are slender, ground feeding insectivores of open country. There are 54 species worldwide and 13 species which occur in Namibia. This is a distinctive pipit o...
 
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Plover - what to see

 
The family Charadriidae includes the plovers, dotterels, and lapwings. They are small to medium-sized birds with compact bodies, short, thick necks and long, usually pointed, wings. They are found in open country worldwide, mostly in habitats near water, although there are some exceptions. There ...
 
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Quail - what to see

 
The quails are small, drab, running birds which resemble the true quails. The female is the brighter of the sexes, and initiates courtship. The male incubates the eggs and tends the young. There are 16 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Namibia. Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvatic...
 
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Sandgrouse - what to see

 
Sandgrouse have small, pigeon like heads and necks, but sturdy compact bodies. They have long pointed wings and sometimes tails and a fast direct flight. Flocks fly to watering holes at dawn and dusk. Their legs are feathered down to the toes. There are 16 species worldwide and 4 species which oc...
 
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Secretary Bird - what to see

 
The Secretary-bird is a bird of prey in the order Falconiformes but is easily distinguished from other raptors by it long crane-like legs. Secretary-bird Sagittarius serpentarius The Secretarybird or Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. ...
 
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Tsumeb - where to go

 
Situated in north eastern Namibia, Tsumeb is Namibia's colourful garden town with its Jacaranda and Flamboyant trees that line the streets. The town was founded in 1905, primarily as a mining town. Taking a short drive outside of Tsumeb, you will be able to visit the Otjikoto Lake. This...
 
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Tsumeb - where to go

 
Situated in north eastern Namibia, Tsumeb is Namibia's colourful garden town with its Jacaranda and Flamboyant trees that line the streets. The town was founded in 1905, primarily as a mining town. Taking a short drive outside of Tsumeb, you will be able to visit the Otjikoto Lake. This...
 
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Halali - where to go

 
Etosha National Park and Etosha Pan is one of Namibia's biggest attractions and draw thousands of local and foreign visitors each year. Etosha National park is accessible from either Outjo or Tsumeb. It has three popular rest camps. Drive west, and you'll find the famous waterhole ...
 
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Namutoni - where to go

 
Etosha National Park and Etosha Pan is one of Namibia's biggest attractions and draw thousands of local and foreign visitors each year. Etosha National park is accessible from either Outjo or Tsumeb. It has three popular rest camps. Drive west, and you'll find the famous waterho...
 
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Okaukuejo - where to go

 
Etosha National Park and Etosha Pan is one of Namibia's biggest attractions and draw thousands of local and foreign visitors each year. Etosha National park is accessible from either Outjo or Tsumeb. It has three popular rest camps. Drive west, and you'll find the famous waterho...
 
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Duwisib - where to go

 
In a remote valley, on the edge of the Namib Dune Desert, set amidst huge camel-thorn trees, lies one of Namibia's most famous and extraordinary buildings - the historic Duwisib Castle. Built in 1909, by Baron Captain Heinrich Von Wolf, the castle stands on the high ground looking southw...
 
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Western Cape - where to go

 
So, you might have seen that movie “JAWS”, or heard of sharks that can just about fly. You might have heard of a mountain that’s named a table! I am talking about the Western Cape. The home of the most beautiful city in the whole of South Africa, the home of cultures and traditi...
 
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Eagle - what to see

 
Fish Eagle - the National Bird of Namibia Appearance: Adult: In both sexes the head, tail, chest and upper part of back is white, the abdomen and wings are a reddish-brown with black flight feathers. It has a black bill with yellow eyes and cere and the bare parts of the legs are also yellow...
 
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Robin - what to see

 
The robin (also known as a redbreast or robin redbreast) is a small passerine bird comprising the genus Erithacus, formerly classed as members of the thrush family, but now considered to be Old World flycatchers. The species are stocky small birds with an upright stance and short frequently ...
 
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Sparrow - what to see

 
Sparrows are small passerine birds. In general, sparrows tend to be small, plump, brown or grey birds with short tails and short powerful beaks. Sparrows are seed-eaters, and they also consume small insects. There are 35 species worldwide and 5 species which occur in Namibia. House Sparro...
 
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Starling - what to see

 
Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds. Their flight is strong and direct, and they are very gregarious. Their preferred habitat is fairly open country. They eat insects and fruit. Plumage is typically dark with a metallic sheen. There are 125 species worldwide and 13 species which o...
 
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Stork - what to see

 
Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked, wading birds with long, stout bills. Storks are mute; bill-clattering is an important mode of stork communication at the nest. Their nests can be large and may be reused for many years. Many species are migratory. There are 19 species worldwide and 8 sp...
 
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Sunbird - what to see

 
The sunbirds and spiderhunters are very small passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed. ...
 
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Swallow - what to see

 
The Hirundinidae family is a group of passerines characterized by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Their adaptations include a slender streamlined body, long pointed wings and short bills with wide gape. The feet are designed for perching rather than walking, and the front toes are partially j...
 
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Wagtail - what to see

 
The Motacillidae are a family of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. They include the wagtails, longclaws and pipits. They are slender, ground feeding insectivores of open country. There are 54 species worldwide and 4 species which occur in Namibia. African Pied Wagtail Motacill...
 
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Warbler - what to see

 
The family Sylviidae is a group of small insectivorous passerine birds. The Sylviidae mainly occur as breeding species, as the common name implies, in Europe, Asia and, to a lesser extent Africa. Most are of generally undistinguished appearance, but many have distinctive songs. There are 291 spec...
 
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Waxbill - what to see

 
The estrildid finches are small passerine birds of the Old World tropics and Australasia. They are gregarious and often colonial seed-eaters with short thick but pointed bills. They are all similar in structure and habits, but have a wide variation in plumage colours and pattern. There are 141 sp...
 
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Weaver - what to see

 
The weavers are small passerine birds related to the finches. They are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills. The males of many species are brightly coloured, usually in red or yellow and black, some species show variation in colour only in the breeding season. There are 116 species worldw...
 
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Wood Hoopoe - what to see

 
The Woodhoopoes and scimitarbills are a small African family, Phoeniculidae, of near passerine birds. They live south of the Sahara Desert and are not migratory. While the family is now restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, fossil evidence shows that the family once had a larger distribution. Fossils...
 
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Woodpecker - what to see

 
Woodpeckers are small to medium sized birds with chisel like beaks, short legs, stiff tails and long tongues used for capturing insects. Some species have feet with two toes pointing forward, and two backward, while several species have only three toes. Many woodpeckers have the habit of tapping ...
 
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Carnivores - what to see

 
Carnivores meaning 'meat eater' is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or savaging. Animals that depend solely on animal flesh for their nutrient requirements are considered ...
 
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Brandberg - what to see

 
Brandberg Mountain Brandberg Mountain is located in Damaraland, in the northwestern Namib Desert, near the coast, and covers an area of approximately 650 km². With its highest point, the Königstein (German for 'King's Stone'), standing at 2573m above sea level and locat...
 
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Bulls Party - what to see

 
Bull’s Party – Farm Ameib Erongo Namibia If you are travelling in the Karibib/Usakos area, you will find Bull’s Party on Farm Ameib. The series of events that lead to the strange rock shapes that can be seen today at the Bull’s Party began million of years ago wh...
 
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Franke Tower - what to see

 
Franke Tower – Omaruru Erich Victor Carl August Franke (born 21st July 21, 1865, died. 7th August 1936) was a German military officer and last commander of the Schutztruppe in German Southwest Africa. He served in a number of locations, notably in Ovamboland and Kaokoveld. He was stati...
 
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Gamsberg Pass - what to see

 
Gamsberg Pass Probably the most popular of the three passes, the Gamsberg is sometimes called ‘Namibia’s Garden Route’. It certainly offers spectacular scenery, and is well provided with accommodation and activities en route. The name is a mixture of the Nama word ‘ga...
 
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Ghaub Caves - what to see

 
Ghaub Caves The caves are on the Farm Ganachaams (name of the farmhouse) and the farm is known as Ghaub Farm. It has been reported that the caves contain the largest underground lake in Namibia. They consist of a series of chambers and passages formed when swirling underground water dissolv...
 
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Hoba Meteorite - what to see

 
Hoba Meteorite 19km west of Grootfontein, the Hoba Meteorite is the largest known single meteorite of its kind lying on the surface of the earth. Its mass is estimated at around 60 metric tonnes and measures 2.95m x 2.84m. The thickness varies between 75-122cm. As it consists of mainly iron ...
 
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Central - what to see

 
Windhoek is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with good hotels, sophisticated shops and convivial bistros. Stately buildings range from the home of Namibia's parliament, to the newly founded Hero's Acre. Just 15kms outside Windhoek is the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, perfect for relaxing and ga...
 
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Kuiseb Canyon - what to see

 
Kuiseb Canyon There are not many places left in the world that have not been fully explored but the Kuiseb Canyon located deep within Namibia Namib-Naukluft is one such place. The Kuiseb Canyon, located on the gravel road (C26) from Windhoek to the Namib Naukluft Park can be viewed a sh...
 
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Mbangura Woodcarvers Market - what to see

 
Mbangura Woodcarvers The Mbangura Woodcarvers Market was Okahandja’s best-known tourist attraction until it was destroyed by the fire that spread from a nearby house. A strong wind blew burning thatch from the neighbours onto the roofs of the market stalls and in minutes the enti...
 
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Lake Otjikoto - what to see

 
Lake Otjikoto Otjikoto is situated close to the mining town of Tsumeb. Part of an underground river system, the lake was exposed when the roof of what was a large dolomite cave fell in. The lake is small with a diameter of about 102m, but very deep, with a depth estimated to be in excess of ...
 
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Oanob Dam - what to see

 
Oanob Dam Lake Oanob dam reserve is located 7km outside of Rehoboth is surrounded by rugged, stony hills and mountainous areas. It offers a magnitude of fish, birds and mammals. The Oanob Dam is another wonderful infrastructure in Hardap. The Oanob River flows from this dam. This dam is...
 
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Omaruru Chocolate Factory - what to see

 
Omaruru Chocolate Factory Omaruru’s very own chocolate factory is sure to tempt every taste bud. The art of chocolate making is not new to Omaruru but Urte and Kalli Dörgeloh have revived this art with Dörgeloh Chocolates. Imported pure Belgium chocolate is melted and molded ...
 
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Philips Caves - what to see

 
Philip Caves Philip's Cave is a cave shelter or abri in insoluble granite rocks, formed by erosion. It is famous for its Bushman paintings which include hunting scenes, antelopes, and a White Elephant. The cave is located on the Ameib Game Ranch, in the Erongo Mountains. Nearby is ...
 
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Pipe Organ Rocks - what to see

 
Pipe Organs En route to the Burnt Mountains and close to Twyfelfontein, you will find a rock formation referred to as the Organ Pipes. This geological phenomenon, created approximately 120 million yeas ago, was caused when magma far below the earth’s surface surged upwards and by gradu...
 
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Spitzkoppe - what to see

 
Spitzkoppe The Spitzkoppe between Usakos and Swakopmund is also described as the "Matterhorn of Namibia". Rising to an altitude of about 1800 metres, the Spitzkoppe is by no means Namibia's highest mountain, however, due to its striking outlines, it is regarded as the most well...
 
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Von Bach Dam - what to see

 
Von Bach Dam The Von Bach Dam and accompanying Recreational Resort is a dam and vacation resort in Okahandja, Namibia Built in 1968 and commissioned in 1970, the dam lies across the Swakop River and serves as Windhoek’s main water supply dam, having a capacity of some 50 million cubic ...
 
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Coastal - what to see

 
This region extends from the northern border of Namibia at the Kunene River past Walvis Bay, covering an approximate one hundred kilometers wide stretch of desert and semi-desert terrain sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the acacia savannahs of the northern and central Regions. The c...
 
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Bogenfels - what to see

 
Bogenfels - Namib Desert Bogenfels is a location in the coastal Namib Desert of Namibia, noted for its natural rock formations (hence the name, which means "arch rock"). The main formation is a 55 metre high rock arch close to the coast. It is not easily accessible, due to th...
 
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Crystal Gallery - what to see

 
The Crystal Gallery is a geological museum in the Namibian Coastal town of Swakopmund. For those who love minerals and gems, the Crystal Gallery (close to the railway station) is an absolute MUST. All types of minerals that are found in Namibia are beautifully displayed there. In addition t...
 
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Diaz Cross - what to see

 
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Dune 7 - what to see

 
Dune Seven Situated along the central coast of Namibia is Dune 7, the highest dune in the coastal dune belt, situated 10km outside the town of Walvis Bay. The local municipality has planted palm trees and erected toilets and barbeque sites, fresh water is also available, it is the only man-m...
 
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Hohenzollern Haus - what to see

 
Hohenzollern Haus Haus Hohenzollern in Swakopmund, located at the corner of Brückenstraße and Moltkestraße. The building was built 1905 and looks pretty much like any old apartment block in Berlin. The name "Hohenzollern" refers to the royal house of Hohenzollern w...
 
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Marine Aquarium - what to see

 
Marine Aquarium - Swakopmund Get a glimpse of Namibian marine life. Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources / Fisheries Research & Information Centre Species that may be found in the Aquarium: Galjoen, West Coast Steenbras, Baardman, Ragged-tooth Shark, Shyshark, Kipfish, ...
 
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Martin Luther Steam Engine - what to see

 
Martin Luther Steam Engine (1896) Located just outside Swakopmund. Transport until the end of 19th century inside German South West Africa, revolved around either walking, trekking, horseback or by ox wagon connecting supplies from Swakopmund 100km into the desert provided much hardshi...
 
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Moon Landscape - what to see

 
Moon Landscape The stark, bare and inhospitable looking Moon Landscape has become a favourite with the film industry over recent years who regularly visit the area for location shoots. The group of damara Granites pushed upwards through the earths crust some 500 to 460 million years ago. Thi...
 
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Sandwich Harbour - what to see

 
Sandwich Harbour Sandwich Harbour, 50 km south of Walvis Bay, historically served as a commercial fishing and trading port, and indeed, the name may well be derived from an English whaler, the Sandwich, which operated in the mid-1780s. It's thought that the captain of this ship produced ...
 
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Seal Colonies - what to see

 
Seal Colonies The coastline of Southern Africa is the only place in the world where you can find Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus, or the Cape fur seal, as they are more commonly known. They fight, mate, reproduce and fish in the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, home to the largest breeding colony of...
 
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Shipwrecks at Skeleton Coast - what to see

 
Shipwrecks at Skeleton Coast Dunedin Star The most famous wreck, and story, is that of the Dunedin Star. On 29 November 1942, the Blue Star Liner, Dunedin Star, headed for the Middle East carrying passengers as well as ammunitions for World War II. It ran aground off the Skeleton Coast....
 
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Swakopmund Brauhaus - what to see

 
Swakopmund Brauhaus One of Swakopmund’s most popular restaurants, the Swakopmund Brauhaus, located in the heart of the coastal town, has a menu guaranteed to satisfy even the most delicate of taste buds. If you are looking for a restaurant with that special something, you need lo...
 
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Swakopmund Jetty - what to see

 
Swakopmund Jetty Swakopmund’s famous landmark, the jetty, was officially reopened on Friday, 30 July 2010. The Swakopmund Municipality closed the jetty already back in 1998 on safety grounds, as it was no longer deemed safe for people to walk on. Work on the Jetty, which was origi...
 
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Swakopmund Lighthouse - what to see

 
Swakopmund Lighthouse The original (1902) beacon was situated at the end of the Mole and was soon washed away by the powerful Atlantic seas. By 1903 an 11 meter high lighthouse was built on the 11 meter high dune that overlooked the Mole Basin. The light helped to guide shipping as far as 13...
 
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Swakopmund Museum - what to see

 
Swakopmund Museum This museum was founded by Dr. Alfons Weber in 1951. Ever since its inception its objectives have been to encourage informal education, to stimulate interest in the sciences and to preserve historically valuable items for future generations. The museum is located in rebuil...
 
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Walvis Bay Lagoon - what to see

 
Walvis Bay Lagoon The dominant south-westerly winds create ideal conditions for a variety of water-sports and regattas for hobby cats, fireballs and catamarans are organised by the Walvis Bay Yacht Club. The Lagoon is an international Ramsar sanctuary for birds. Estimated to be 3500 years ol...
 
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Welwitschia Drive & Living Stones - what to see

 
Welwitschia Drive and Living Stones Welwitschia Mirabilis is the most famous Namibian plant. Most specimen are about 1000 years old, some even older. 1859 the "living fossil" was discovered by the Austrian botanist Dr. Welwitsch and named after him. The Welwitschia plant only grows...
 
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Woermann Haus - what to see

 
Woermann Haus Beautiful nouveau architecture building in Swakopmund. The house of Damara and Namaqua Trading Company was designed by architect Mr. Friedrich Hoft. The building was completed in 1905. The tower was named ''Damara Tower'' from where observers used to look...
 
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Damaraland - what to see

 
Damaraland Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offers the traveler a more adventurous challenge. Here there are prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges. Towards the we...
 
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Burnt Mountain - what to see

 
Burnt Mountain Burnt Mountain is in a south-easterly direction from Twyfelfontein and is really a hill at the foot of a 12km long volcanic ridge. Nothing grows in this rather desolate area. It was proclaimed a national monument in the Official Gazette because 'it was of a certain barren ...
 
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Petrified Forest - what to see

 
Petrified Forest Situated 42km west of Khorixas, the Petrified Forest exists in an old river channel and is described as ‘an occurrence of fossilized trees’. It is a large assemblage of petrified tree trunks scattered over an area of approximately 300m by 800m. This petrified woo...
 
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Twyfelfontein - what to see

 
Twyfelfontein Twyfelfontein is home to the largest concentration of spectacular Stone Age petroglyphs in Namibia. A small spring nourished animals and humans here in the past. The Damaras called the spring originally Ui-Ais or, translated simply ‘the spring’. After the farmer D ...
 
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Ugab Vingerklip - what to see

 
Ugab Vingerklip The Rock Finger or Vingerklip (Afrikaans) makes for an impressive sight as you approach. This 35 meter high conglomerate monolith balances somewhat precariously on the top of a conical shaped debris mound. Following the final breakup of the continent of Gondwana the west...
 
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White Lady - what to see

 
WHITE LADY ROCK PAINTING The painting was discovered in 1917 by Reinhardt Maack, who was preparing a map of the Brandberg, the famous mountain in Namibia. The White Lady is a rock painting, located on a panel, also depicting other art work, on a small rock overhang, deep within Brandbe...
 
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World Heritage Sites - what to see

 
World Heritage Site - Namibia Twyfelfontein Once a small dot on the Namibian map, Twyfelfontein in Kunene region has not only become the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2007, but is expected to popularise Namibia and attract tourists from all over the world to a...
 
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Etosha Waterholes - what to see

 
Etosha Waterholes The Etosha National Park’s water holes each have their own character. There are natural water holes and those which are fed artificially from bore holes. Examples of the latter are Olifantsbad and Ozonjuitji m’Bari. It is important to remember that the wate...
 
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Giant Rock Boulders - what to see

 
Giant Rock Boulders Spitzkoppe – Coastal Region The Spitzkoppe between Usakos and Swakopmund is also described as the "Matterhorn of Namibia". Rising to an altitude of about 1800 metres, the Spitzkoppe is by no means Namibia's highest mountain, however, due to its st...
 
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Historic Rock Paintings - what to see

 
Historic Rock Paintings AiAiba Rock Painting On the farm Anibib, approximately 45kms from Omaruru, is Ai- Aiba, the Rock Painting Lodge. It is set amongst a massif of granite rock boulders, and the view overlooking the Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy, is simply stunning. This is the ...
 
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Giants Playground - what to see

 
Quiver tree forest & giants’ playground The best-known attraction in Keetmanshoop area is the Quiver Tree Forest near Quiver Tree Rest Camp on the farm Gariganus. The rest camp is 13km north-east of Keetmanshoop. The quiver tree is a type of Aloe, endemic to Namibia and north-...
 
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Hardap Dam - what to see

 
Hardap Dam Namibia's biggest reservoir. The name Hardap derives from the Nama word meaning "nipple" or "wart", which is how the surrounding area of low conical-shaped hills appeared to the early inhabitants. There are fishing spots at various points along the northern...
 
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Harnas Wildlife Foundation - what to see

 
Harnas Wildlife Foundation The Harnas Wildlife Foundation is a charitable organisation and one of the few orphanages and wildlife sanctuaries for wild animals in Southern Africa. More than 300 animals including lions, leopards, cheetahs, endangered Africa wild dogs, meerkats, baboons and tor...
 
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Kalahari Red Dunes - what to see

 
Kalahari Red Dunes It is said that no two visits to the Kalahari are the same. This ancient and beautiful land is not only amazingly rich in diversity; it also reflects an endless variety of moods, making each new encounter refreshingly different from the previous ones The Kalahari Red ...
 
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Karakul Weavers - what to see

 
Karakul Weavers Take a special tour through the creative workshop where you will enjoy watching the carding, spinning, dyeing and weaving of pure karakul wool into rugs, carpets and wall hangings. Absorb the atmosphere of the dedicated team of men and women. Many of the weavers ha...
 
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Quiver Tree Forest - what to see

 
Quiver tree forest & giants’ playground The best-known attraction in Keetmanshoop area is the Quiver Tree Forest near Quiver Tree Rest Camp on the farm Gariganus. The rest camp is 13km north-east of Keetmanshoop. The quiver tree or "Kokerboom" is one of the most inte...
 
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Desert Elephants - what to see

 
Desert Elephants The desert-adapted elephant generally inhabit the ancient, ephemeral riverbeds that can be found in north-west regions of Namibia. The seasonal rivers are dependent on local rainfall before flowing above ground, however, in times of drought the water still flows, but deep un...
 
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Epupa Falls - what to see

 
Epupa Falls - Kaokoland The Epupa Falls (also known as Monte Negro Falls in Angola) are created by the Kunene River on the border of Angola and Namibia, in the Kaokoland area of the Kunene Region. The river is 0.5 km wide and drops in a series of waterfalls spread over 1.5 km, with the great...
 
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Himbas - what to see

 
Himbas The Himba are an ethnic group of about 20,000 to 50,000 people living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene region (formerly Kaokoland). Recently they have built two villages in Kamanjab which have become tourist destinations. They are mostly a nomadic, pastoral people, closely related t...
 
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Ruacana Falls - what to see

 
Ruacana Falls Spectacular waterfalls when the Kunene River is in full flood. Dries up to a trickle during the dry season. This is where Namibia’s hydro-electrical power is generated. Ruacana is the site of an important hydroelectric-power station and a diversion dam directly ab...
 
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Karoo Desert - what to see

 
Karoo Desert The Karoo (a Khoisan word of uncertain etymology) is a semi-desert region of South Africa. It has two main sub-regions - the Great Karoo in the north and the Little Karoo in the south. The 'High' Karoo is one of the distinct physiographic provinces of the larger South Af...
 
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Kavango & Caprivi - what to see

 
The Kavango & Caprivi region of Namibia is located in the north east of the country, bordering Angola,Zambia and Botswana. This lush  region is home to a wealth of African wildlife and birdlife species. ...
 
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Namib - what to see

 
The Namib Desert is a desert in Namibia and southwest Angola that forms part of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the largest game reserve in Africa. The name "Namib" is of Nama origin and means "vast place". Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for at least 55 million ...
 
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Duwisib Castle - what to see

 
Duwisib Castle – ‘Baron’ Von Wolf’s Castle In a remote valley, on the edge of the Namib Dune Desert, set amidst huge camel-thorn trees, lies one of Namibia's most famous and extraordinary buildings - the historic Duwisib Castle. Built in 1909, by Baron Cap...
 
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Kolmanskop - what to see

 
Kolmanskop Close to Luderitz in Southern Namibia, the once prosperous diamond-mining town of Kolmanskop is slowly being buried in the white sand of the Namibian Desert Of the several diamond-mining ghost towns that litter the south of Namibia, Kolmanskop is probably the best known. Easi...
 
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Namib Wild Horses - what to see

 
Wild Horses of the Namib Desert It is not known how long the Namib Desert Feral Horses have lived on an area covering approximately 350 square kilometers in the Namib Desert, but locals speculate they have been there since 'German times'. As there are no written records about their p...
 
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Orange River - what to see

 
Orange River The Orange River (Afrikaans/Dutch: Oranjerivier), Gariep River, Groote River or Senqu River is the longest river in South Africa. It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, flowing westwards through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. The river forms part of the internati...
 
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Sesriem Canyon - what to see

 
Sesriem Canyon The Sesriem Canyon, like its much bigger brother the Fish River Canyon, is invisible from even a short distance away. Closer inspection brings you to the brink of a sharp drop, but there is an easy path which takes you down into its depths. Located on the edge of the Namib Des...
 
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Solitaire - what to see

 
Solitaire As the name suggests, Solitaire is a lonely place in the middle of absolutely nowhere. It is situated at the T-junction off the C14 and C19 gravel roads and is a welcoming place for a stop over when journeying across the desert. The only reason it exists at all is to service visito...
 
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Sossusvlei - what to see

 
Sossusvlei Sossusvlei means ‘the gathering place of water” though seldom will you find water here. Instead you’ll find the highest sand dunes in the world and perhaps Namibia’s most outstanding scenic attraction. Located in the Namib Naukluft Park, the largest co...
 
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Tiras Mountains - what to see

 
Tiras Mountains Tiras is the Sukkelentensteppe in the midst of red granite and has rich flora. Fascinating landscape with spectacular granite rocks. One can find many succulents such as euphorbia and Hoodia . At the edge of the Namib Desert and within the triangle of Fish River Canyon, ...
 
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Ovamboland - what to see

 
This verdant strip of land between Etosha and the Kunene and Okavango rivers is largely blank on Namibia's normal tourist map. However, it is highly populated and home to the Owambo people, who formed the backbone of SWAPO's support during the struggle for independence. The region was som...
 
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Geological Museum - what to see

 
Geological Museum The National Earth Science Museum in the Geological Survey is the primary repository of geological specimens in Namibia and houses a large collection of rocks, minerals and fossils. The economic mineral deposits of Namibia are represented by displays of various operati...
 
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Kalahari - what to see

 
The Kalahari Desert (Dorsland in Afrikaans) is a large arid to semi-arid sandy area in Southern Africa extending 900,000 square kilometers (350,000 sq mi), covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa, as semi-desert, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains. ...
 
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Lily Pan - what to see

 
The 'Big-South' is one of the drier parts of Namibia. Some areas hardly receive any rain for years, and weather out here is a strange thing. There are years when it rains so much that people are isolated for days, and when it rains like this, there are lilies. "What's the s...
 
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Marine Animals - what to see

 
It is said that we know more about our own solar system than we know about our oceans, and every year hundreds of unknown creatures are discovered, ranging from tiny crustaceans to monster fish. The Namibian coastal waters are some of the richest fishing grounds in the world, due mainly to ...
 
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Alte Feste - what to see

 
The oldest building in Windhoek, served as a military fort and headquarters for the German Imperial ‘Schutztruppe’ until 1915. It was used as school hostel up to 1957 when it was restored and turned into a cultural historical museum, reflecting on events leading to Independence of Nam...
 
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Botanical Gardens - what to see

 
The Botanical gardens in Windhoek are worth a visit for an hour or more. The gardens have some beautiful plants, including aloes, quiver trees etc. It is also possible to buy plants from the nursery at the gardens. Entrance is free. ...
 
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Christ Church - what to see

 
The Christ Church (or Christuskirche) is a historic landmark and Lutheran church in Windhoek, Namibia. After the end of the wars between the Germans and the Khoikhoi, Herero, and Ovambo in 1907, the ground breaking ceremony took place and on October 16, 1910 the church was opened and dedicat...
 
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Heroes Acre - what to see

 
The Heroes' Acre is an official war memorial of the government of Namibia. Built less than 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) outside the capital of Windhoek, Heroes' Acre opened on 26 August, 2002 and operates for the purpose of "foster(ing) a spirit of patriotism and nationalism, and to pass on...
 
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Katutura Craft Market - what to see

 
The women’s project Penduka alone is a good enough reason for a visit to Katutura, the typically African suburb of the capital city, Windhoek. The craft centre, shop, restaurant and accommodation facilities are idyllically situated at Goreangab Dam. Attractions: Penduka means ...
 
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Meteorite Displays - what to see

 
Meteorite Displays Visitors to Namibia's capital city Windhoek can see one of the country's most visited national monument without too much trouble or extra expense. The Gibeon Meteorites are situated in Post Street Mall, a popular tourist attraction to for Namibian arts and crafts. ...
 
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National Gallery - what to see

 
National Gallery They provide insight into the extraordinary range of aesthetic production in this country, the African continent and further afield. The National Art Gallery of Namibia is a permanent establishment set up for the purpose of promoting, conserving and exhibiting Namibia&...
 
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Old Breweries Craft Market - what to see

 
When trying to define the character of the Namibia Craft Centre in Windhoek, its recent marketing campaign provides some guidance. One of the flyers produced for the promotion depicts a crocodile carving set against a red background. Two lines complete the simple yet striking design: GET A CROCOD...
 
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Old Prison Building - what to see

 
The Old Prison Building was erected during the period 1906 to 1907 by the Works Division of the German colonial government of South West Africa under the management of the government architect-builder Gottlieb redecker. The building was used as a prison until 1963. The unique character of t...
 
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Reiterdenkmal - what to see

 
Reiterdenkmal (1911) This equestrian bronze statue commemorates soldiers and civilians killed in the colonial wars 1904 – 1907. A total of 1,525 officers and soldiers, 92 marine officers and soldiers and 124 civilians were killed in action during the wars with Namibians between 1...
 
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Trans Namib Museum - what to see

 
The TransNamib museum is located in historical Windhoek Railway station building. The museum was officially opened on 1 July 1993. The exhibition consists of wide range of railway equipment, maps and related items date back to German colonial times and South African administration. Outside of the...
 
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Zoo Park - what to see

 
Zoo Park is a public park on Independence Avenue in downtown Windhoek, Namibia. It is also a focal point of social life in the city. The current park is landscaped and features a pond, children's playground and open-air theatre. The remains of an elephant from between 5,000 and 20,000 year...
 
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Kaokoland - what to see

 
Kaokoland differs greatly from Damaraland in terms of accessibility and infrastructure. While quite a bit of Damaraland is isolated from the outside world it is really Kaokoland, which is the back and beyond, silent, huge and for the most part empty. With 16,000 or so inhabitants, 5,000 of them H...
 
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Windhoek - what to see

 
Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area around 1,700 meters (5,600 ft) above sea level. The 2001 census determined Windhoek's population was 233,529. A population influx from all over Namibia has...
 
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Namibian Facts - namibia

 
Country and People of Namibia Namibia is not described "Country of Contrasts" for nothing. On an elevated plateau in 1.000 to 1.200 m above sea level lying, the country declines to the Atlantic Ocean. The highest elevations - Brandberg 2.579 m, Spitzkoppe 1.728 m and 1.584 m, Moltk...
 
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Swift - what to see

 
Swifts are small aerial birds, spending the majority of their lives flying. These birds have very short legs and never settle voluntarily on the ground, perching instead only on vertical surfaces. Many swifts have long swept-back wings that resemble a crescent or a boomerang. There are 98 species...
 
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What to pack - namibia

 
Namibia is a country that has a pleasant climate all through the year, with mild to hot days and cool evenings and mornings. The time of year which experiences the biggest temerature changes between night and day, is usually during the months of April through September. Light clothing is suitable...
 
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Namibian Safari - tours and safaris

 
Is there an African equivalent to ‘walkabout’, or ‘pilgrimage’? A concept of finding yourself, losing yourself, reassessing your life and values; of finding and following your song lines, and singing your song. A time to commune with the land; to find your sacred space; to...
 
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Bushmanland - where to go

 
Ever seen the movie “The Gods must be crazy” by South African comedian Jamie Uys? Yes that’s the one - where the bottle falls from the sky onto the little bushman’s head. Well they are actually named the San, or in this part of Namibia, the Ju/Hoansi Bushmen. Bushmanland i...
 
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Bushmanland - where to stay

 
East of Etosha, four hours' drive by saloon car from the outpost town of Grootfontein, there's a remote region of the northern Kalahari known as Bushmanland. Here, amidst vegetated, fossil dunes, the Kung Bushman (or !Kung) live, scattered around in small villages. These are the Bushmen o...
 
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The San People - what to see

 
The San (Bushmen) are the oldest ethnic group in Namibia having inhabited Southern Africa for an estimated 20.000 years. The South African "homeland" policy forced them to settle in remote "Bushmanland", a desert-like area between Kaudom Park and Omaheke. It can be accessed on...
 
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Namib Desert - what to see

 
Nicknamed the world’s oldest desert, the Namib stretches along the coast of Namibia to form one of the most spectacular and richest deserts in the world. Gently sloping toward the Atlantic Ocean, it is patterned by a sea of giant red sand dunes, some that reach 1000 feet (305 m) high. Stret...
 
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4x4 Guided Self Drive - tours and safaris

 
Namibia is a perfect starting point for anyone who has never self driven in Africa before. You can cover huge distances on self drive in Namibia but we always make sure that we create very manageable itineraries, allowing plenty of time for rest and relaxation in each place before your exciting j...
 
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Bludkoppie to Rooibank - tours and safaris

 
4 X 4 GUIDED SELF DRIVE : BLUDKOPPIE Close to Groot Tinkas (55 km northeast of the C28 from Swakopmund) stands the ‘blood hill’ granite inselberg, a popular campsite in the Namib Naukluft National Park. The sites of the western side of the hill are very sandy, requiring 4WD to g...
 
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Conception Adventure - tours and safaris

 
4X4 GUIDED SELF DRIVE : CONCEPTION ADVENTURE “Living on the Edge” The Conception Adventure is a unique adventure taking place in the vast sand sea of the Namib Desert south of Walvis Bay, offering the ultimate challenge for thrill seekers with off-road endurance and a taste ...
 
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Damaraland - tours and safaris

 
4x4 GUIDED SELF DRIVE : DAMARALAND Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offers the traveler a more adventurous challenge. Here there are prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and de...
 
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Kaokoveld - tours and safaris

 
4X4 GUIDED SELF DRIVE : KAOKOVELD Located in the far north-west, Kaokoveld is one of the particularly untouched regions in Namibia. The almost inaccessible area south of the Kunene River is the home of the Himba ethnic group, who have kept their ethnic individuality and culture in the seclus...
 
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Khaudum - tours and safaris

 
4x4 GUIDED SELF DRIVE : KHAUDUM The Khaudum Game Reserve is situated in north-eastern Namibia; north of the town of Tsumkwe and bordering the border with Botswana. In this remote area of dry-woodland savannah many species of game occur, like elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard and rare antelop...
 
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Luderitz to Walvis Bay - tours and safaris

 
4X4 GUIDED SELF DRIVE : LUDERITZ TO WALVIS BAY Extreme 4X4 - 7 Days (Fully equipped rental vehicles also available) idream Africa Tours and Safaris offers an unforgettable adventure in the oldest coastal desert, the Namib Desert. This dune adventure takes place between Lüderitz ...
 
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Mamili - tours and safaris

 
4x4 GUIDED SELF DRIVE : MAMILI Mamili is Namibia's version of the Okavango Delta - a paradisaical area of watery channels, reed islands and beautiful wetlands. It is situated in the eastern part of the Caprivi Strip and is home to elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe, rare sitatunga and red...
 
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Swakopmund to Kunenemund - tours and safaris

 
4x4 GUIDED SELF DRIVE : SWAKOPMUND TO KUNENEMOND SIX DAY TOUR Route The tour begins in Swakopmund and guests travel with their own vehicles. We travel to Terrace Bay which is the last fuel point. From here we travel past Mowe Bay into the wilderness where it becomes 4x4 world. Nor...
 
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Bludkoppie to Rooibank - tours and safaris

 
4 X 4 SELF DRIVE : BLUDKOPPIE Close to Groot Tinkas (55 km northeast of the C28 from Swakopmund) stands the ‘blood hill’ granite inselberg, a popular campsite in the Namib Naukluft National Park. The sites of the western side of the hill are very sandy, requiring 4WD to get ther...
 
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4x4 Self Drive - Namibian Deserts - tours and safaris

 
Namibia's deserts offer the experienced 4x4 enthusiast the ultimate challenge in offroad drives over a range of terrains. The vast untouched wilderness of Namibia has everything from rocky mountain passes, to sand dunes, riverbeds - which may and, may not be waterlogged - and beaches to explo...
 
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Homeb Topnaar - tours and safaris

 
4x4 SELF DRIVE : HOMEB TOPNAAR Homeb is situated in the Namib Naukluft Park with lots of camel thorn trees directly on the Kuiseb River (often without water). Travel from Windhoek to Homeb via Topnaar route, the trail starts at the Homeb campsite on the banks of the Kuiseb River in the...
 
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Kaokoveld - tours and safaris

 
4X4 SELF DRIVE : KAOKOLAND / KAOKOVELD Located in the far north-west, Kaokoland is one of the particularly untouched regions in Namibia. The almost inaccessible area south of the Kunene River is the home of the Himba ethnic group, who have kept their ethnic individuality and culture in the s...
 
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Mamili - tours and safaris

 
4x4 GUIDED SELF DRIVE : MAMILI Mamili is Namibia's version of the Okavango Delta - a paradisaical area of watery channels, reed islands and beautiful wetlands. It is situated in the eastern part of the Caprivi Strip and is home to elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe, rare sitatunga and red...
 
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Kavango & Caprivi - what to see

 
Bwabwata National Park Formerly called the Caprivi Game Reserve, this park is unique in encouraging humans & wildlife to co-exist Caprivi The Caprivi Strip links northern Namibia with the southern African countries of Zimbabwe & Zambia Katima Mulilo The major town of the C...
 
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Damaraland - tours and safaris

 
4X4 SELF DRIVE : DAMARALAND This 4x4 self drive tour explores Damaraland offering the Twyfelfontein Rock engravings and the Abah-Huab River. Windhoek to Damaraland Your adventure starts as you depart Windhoek to Damaraland. Breakfast can be enjoyed in Omaruru. Omaruru means "b...
 
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Brandberg West - tours and safaris

 
4 X 4 SELF DRIVE : BRANDBERG WEST This route follows the C34 to Mile 108 and then the D2303 eastwards across the flat Namib plains with its interesting flora such as the dollar bush, bushman’s candle and Welwitschia Mirabilis. The road runs down a tributary of the Ugab River alon...
 
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Kalahari - tours and safaris

 
4x4 SELF DRIVE : KALAHARI Dordabis area / vicinity of Mata Mata gate Depart for the Mata Mata gate area. The Mata Mata Gate, the border post between South Africa and Namibia in the Kalahari. Vicinity of Mata Mata gate / Kgalagadi National Park You can enjoy nature drives in the Par...
 
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Karoo - tours and safaris

 
4x4 SELF DRIVE : KAROO Upington to Kgalagadi Depart Upington to the largest camp in Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park, Twee Rivieren. Afternoon game drive in this 37 000 square km park, which is one of the largest conservation areas in the world and one of the last truly unspoilt ecosystems. ...
 
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Messum Crater - tours and safaris

 
4X4 SELF DRIVE : MESSUM CRATER The Messum Crater is a secluded volcanic feature in the Gobobose Mountains west of Brandberg, Namibia. The Messum Crater, which is over 20km in diameter, was one of the volcanoes of the Etendeka period, about 133 million years ago. This route follows the...
 
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Ugabmond - tours and safaris

 
4X4 SELF DRIVE : UGABMOND Exclusive, but ecologically vital, Namibia's Ugab River only flows above ground for a few days each year. The subterranean waters underlying this ephemeral river, however, are shallow enough in places to fill hollows and sustain a wildlife population that inclu...
 
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Namibian People - what to see

 
The San / Bushmen The Bushmen or San are regarded as the original inhabitants in southern Africa. After they could realize their traditional way of life as hunters and gatherers for thousands of years their living space was increasingly restricted by immigration of African tribes, and later, ...
 
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Health - namibia

 
Both private and state operated medical services are available in Namibia, and are of a high standard. However, availability of most services is restricted to the main towns. Emergencies and accidents in remote areas can be a costly affair when transport to the main towns is required. Host establ...
 
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Visas & Permits - namibia

 
All visitors require a passport for entry into Namibia, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay in the county, and have sufficient pages for entry and exit stamps. All visitors must also have a valid return ticket. Validity: Visas are valid up to three months ...
 
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Preparing for Namibia - namibia

 
A visit to Namibia is an exciting adventure for anyone. We hope that the advice pertaining to the preparation of your trip to this beautiful country is a useful guideline. Please note that the information provided is intended merely as a guideline to assist you with your planning. ...
 
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Etosha National Park - what to see

 
Etosha National Park and Etosha Pan is one of Namibia's biggest attractions and draw thousands of local and foreign visitors each year. Etosha National park is accessible from either Outjo or Tsumeb. It has three popular rest camps. Drive west, and you'll find the famous waterho...
 
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Namib Desert - where to go

 
Nicknamed the world’s oldest desert, the Namib stretches along the coast of Namibia to form one of the most spectacular and richest Deserts in the world. Gently sloping toward the Atlantic Ocean, it is patterned by a sea of giant red sand Dunes, some that reach 1000 feet (305 m) high. Stret...
 
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Family Trips - what to do

 
In a country with so much natural beauty, why not pack your camping vehicle and join us on our various 4x4 routes around Namibia? We have well trained guides that will take you places you never knew existed. Show you a place that your average traveler will never be privileged to see. The dry...
 
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Family Trips - tours and safaris

 
In a country with so much natural beauty, why not pack your camping vehicle and join us on our various 4x4 routes around Namibia? We have well trained guides that will take you places you never knew existed. Show you a place that your average traveler will never be privileged to see. The dry...
 
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Sqirrels & Suricates - what to see

 
These small non-game animals live in burrows, either in colonies or small families. They all forage during daytime. Some species, like the tree squirrel, although they live in groups, forage alone. The Suricate is a highly social family animal. They forage as a family unit with sentinels th...
 
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Twyfelfontein - where to stay

 
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge The Lodge is situated in the heart of the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy and boasts 56 en-suite twin rooms, reception, lounge, curio shop, open dining room, bar and swimming pool. During construction, the utmost care was taken to reduce the visual impact on...
 
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Namibia Wild Fishing Challenge - tours and safaris

 
One on one in an epic battle between man and fish. Welcome to the Namibia Wild Fishing Challenge, where you will get hooked on an unbelievable adventurous fishing experience, exclusive to one of Africa’s most beautiful and exciting countries – Namibia.   ...
 
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Namibia Desert Adapted Species Challenge - tours and safaris

 
Join this additional Challenge to get a broader adventure perspective of a extraordinary country, rich of contrasts. This Challenge is especially suited for family members while the angler is completing the Namibia Wild Fishing Challenge.   Package Includes: All drinks, beer,...
 
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Namibia Wild Fishing Challenge Details - tours and safaris

 
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