Destinations in Namibia

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Lüderitz Travel Guide

Lüderitz is an old German coastal town in Namibia. It is noted for its distinctive German atmosphere and colonial style buildings, reflecting the Art Nouveau style architecture at the turn of the century. After a major renovation of the waterfront, it is now undergoing a major renaissance.

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Kaokoland Travel Guide

Kaokoland lies in the NW corner of Namibia’s Kunene Region. Today it remains the most “untouched” and remote part of the country, much of it still only accessible by 4×4 on hardcore tracks – not for the faint-hearted! Puros is particularly well-known for its desert elephants which are commonly to be found in the riverbed […]

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Quiver Tree Forest Travel Guide

The Quiver Tree Forest is a forest and a well-known tourist attraction of southern Namibia. It is located about 14 km north of Keetmanshoop, on the road to Koës, in the Gariganus farm. It comprises about 250 specimens of Aloe dichotoma, a species of aloe that is also locally known as “quiver tree” because bushmen […]

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Kolmanskop Travel Guide

Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few km inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who, during a sand storm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement. Once a small but very rich mining […]

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Windhoek Travel Guide

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital and largest city. It is in the geographic centre of the country at an elevation of 1,600m. This is the city where most safaris travelling through Namibia begin, and also the first point of entry in Namibia should you arrive by airplane.

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Ruacana Travel Guide

Ruacana is a town in Omusati Region, northern Namibia and the district capital of the Ruacana electoral constituency. It is located on the border with Angola on the river Kunene. The town is known for the picturesque Ruacana Falls nearby, and for the Ruacana Power Station.

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Opuwo Travel Guide

Opuwo is the capital of the Kunene Region of Namibia. It is also the only town of any consequence in the area and therefore an important base from which to explore the Kaokoland area and visit the nomadic Himba people. There aren’t any tourist attractions here, but as it’s the only settlement in the area […]

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Etosha National Park Travel Guide

Etosha National Park is the 2nd largest of Namibia’s game reserves and it spans 20,000km² in Northern Namibia. The park surrounds the Etosha salt pan, which attracts animals, particularly in the drier winter months, because it is a source of water in a very dry land. Its name means “big white place”, referring to the Etosha […]

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Brandberg Travel Guide

The Brandberg is Namibia’s highest mountain. Brandberg Mountain is located in Damaraland, in the northwestern Namib Desert, near the coast, and covers an area of approximately 650 km². The name Brandberg is Afrikaans, Dutch and German for Fire Mountain, which comes from its glowing color which is sometimes seen in the setting sun.

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Swakopmund Travel Guide

Swakopmund, known as Swakop in Namibia is the country’s biggest coastal town and a mecca for Namibians on holiday. The city’s German origins are quite pronounced in beautiful old German Colonial buildings throughout the city, making an even starker contrast for this town sitting at the edge of the Namib Desert.

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Sossusvlei Travel Guide

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by the worlds highest dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. Sossusvlei is a common tourist destination in the southern part of the Namib Desert.

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