Endowed with four different landscapes, each with its own characteristics and attractions, with the most definitive being the Namib, a long coastal desert that runs the length of the country and is highlighted with migrating dune belts, dry riverbeds and canyons. The central plateau is home the majority of Namibia towns and villages and is divided between rugged mountain ranges and sand-filled valleys. Next is the vast Kalahari Desert with its ancient red sand and sparse vegetation. Finally, Kavango and Caprivi, blessed with generous amounts of rain and typified by tropical forests creates an awe-inspiring and unrestrictive South Western African experience.
Namibia’s largest coastal town is a huge draw for merrymakers and vacationers from all over the globe. This seaside resort showcases its German origins in its European-style colonial architecture.
Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert.
Damaraland Camp is situated in the Torra Conservancy – an inspirational community partnership – with sensational views of the surrounding desert plains.
Other Places Of Interest
The Nambian Kavango region is strongly influenced by the Okavango, a majestic river originating from the Angolan highlands and flowing into the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The shores of the Okavango are inhabited by the Kavango people, who are divided into five subgroups. In the centre of the Kavango Region lies Rundu, the second largest town of Namibia. Amongst many more, the abundant wildlife consist of elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and hydrophilic antelopes like Rietbok and Letchwe, not to forget crocodile and hippo can also be found.
Touristic highlights are some of the well maintained old houses from the German colonial times, build in Wilhelminian Art Deco. Also remarkable is the amount of appealing coastal beaches, especially the Big Bay and many sandy bays and lagoons. At the Halifax Island penguins and flamingos can be seen. In the close vicinity of Lüderitz are more points of interest such as the Bogenfels, Kolmanskop (a ghost town) and the Restricted Diamond Area.
The vast Fish River Region with its impressive landscapes is situated in the far south of Namibia and stretches from the South African border up to the small town of Aus in the south-west and further to Keetmanshoop in the south-east of Namibia. The region is dominated by the Fish River Canyon, who with its 161 km length, up to 27 km of width and 550m of depth is the second largest canyon worldwide after the Grand Canyon in the USA.