Incredible Things to do when you Visit Namibia
The epic beauty of Namibia is something that has to be seen with your own eyes and it is almost impossible to describe the some of the incredible things to do in Namibia or to take a photo that represents what is in front of us. You must visit Namibia to experience the magic!
But I will do my best to give the opportunity for you to visit Namibia and to explore the top things to do in Namibia through these amazing photos I took during my 11-days road trip in Namibia.
Namibia is a country with epic beauty and has some of the planet’s most astonishing landscapes, making the photos you see in books or on the internet inspire you to want to jump on the first plane and travel to see and explore Namibia for yourself!
Namibia is not a trip, it is an experience!
Namibia is certainly one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen – from driving the Namibian desert without seeing another car for hours, to being surrounded by fossilized trees at Deadsvlei. Driving on the coastline on Skeleton Coast where the desert meets the ocean, to the incredible Namibia safari and plains of Etosha National Park inspires awe at the majesty of nature.
Enjoy it, and get inspired to visit Namibia!
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Visit Namibia: NAMIBIAN DESERT
It is almost impossible to describe the epic Namibian desert landscapes, even illustrated through photos.
The diversity on the landscapes in Namibia desert, makes you wonder if the next stop will be as beautiful as the last, but it just continues to get more and more beautiful as you drive and explore different parts of the country.
There are no words to describe the feeling of standing in front of one of highest orange dunes in the planet in Sossusvlei, walk in the vast clay pan of Deadvlei and wonder how the petrified Acacia trees survived to 900-year-old of transformation, or just watch the wind shifting and shaping the oldest desert in the world – the Namib Desert.
The Namibian desert is one of the best places to visit in Namibia. It is just stunning, surreal, and absolutely inspiring.
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Visit Namibia: SKELETON BAY NAMIBIA
The Skeleton Coast is littered with the wrecks of many ships, earning its marine reputation as “The Gates of Hell.” The Skeleton Bay in Namibia is prone to dense fogs with heavy surf.
Another beautiful place to visit in Namibia, while you are on Skeleton Coast is Cape Cross, as it is home for thousands of Cape fur seals and is considered the largest aggregation in the world, and Walvis Bay is well known for its Flamingo’s colony.
Sandwich Harbor is “Where the desert meets the ocean” and it is just an unreal experience to be able to drive over golden dunes nestled beside the Atlantic Ocean, and the highlight of the Skeleton Bay Namibia. It is one of the best things to do when you visit Namibia.
Swakopmund is the largest coastal town in Namibia and it is a great place to visit the colorful German architecture buildings.
Namibia Must See: KOLMANSKOP, LUDERITZ & WILD HORSES
The name of the country derives from Namib, which translates as “ vast place”.
Namibia is one of the least populated countries in the world with just over 2 million citizens – that is equivalent to 3 habitants per square kilometer, with hundreds of kilometers devoid of humans.
Imagine losing yourself in the vast and remote terrain, enjoying the beauty of the landscapes and nature and find in each stop a perfect opportunity for an amazing photo.
You can drive for hours on the long and straight roads without seeing another car along the gravel roads that criss-cross the country.
You can also find ghost towns in Namibia, and the most famous is Kolmanskop located near the Forbidden Zone. What was once a very rich mining town, was abandoned in 1936 and today sand dunes fill the town and the houses. A town filled with fortune and dreams turned into an intriguing place to visit and also, a paradise for photographers. It is definitely a Namibia must see.
On the way to the coastal town of Luderitz, you can see some of the only Wild Horses in Africa. These horses were brought by European colonials and found a new home in the Namib desert in an area known as the Garub.
Things to do in Namibia: NAMIBIA SAFARI
Because of the vast landscape and habitats, the animals of Namibia are able to roam freely without too much human interference
Namibia has very diverse wildlife, including the big five and a very rich marine life.
You can spot hundreds of animals in the National Parks, but they also roam freely outside the protected areas. You will start to see some animals such as springboks and ostriches simply driving out of the airport.
Etosha National Park is one of the top tourist destinations in Namibia and also one of the most significant safari destinations in Africa, with more than 100 mammal and 340 different species of birds. The wildlife here is simply fabulous and spotting animals is as easy as parking your car at one of the waterholes and waiting for large numbers of zebras, elephants, springbok, oryx, giraffe, and many other animals to arrive to drink water.
Namibia safari is another must-do when you visit Namibia.
Namibia Must See: VISIT NAMIBIA PEOPLE
Namibia is home to 13 indigenous tribes and you can (and should) experience the diversity of these people and cultures.
The Namibia people I encountered were very friendly and open. They encourage you to engage with them and share a moment learning about each other.
I got the chance to spend some time at a Himba Village and get to learn more so much more about Namibia people and their beautiful culture. They are semi-nomadic people recognized for their bare chest, a red ochre-paste covered skin and hair, and clothes made from cow skin.
I also had the opportunity to camp at another village with the San People also known as Bushmen.
They are the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa, having lived there for at least 20,000 years. One of the most amazing things is their ability to survive in nature and in the harshest of climates, and they are renowned for their hunting and tracking skills.