Top Destinations for 2017: Namibia
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So if you’re ready for a trip that offers the perfect mix of freedom and unforgettable experiences, book your flights to Namibia today. Where to go Kick start your trip with a visit to Namibia’s capital city Windhoek. It is a very modern city, blending modern Western trends with its traditional African culture. It is a great place for a bit of respite after a long flight; offering an array of tasty cuisines, cultural sights and shopping opportunities. To the West of Windhoek lies the coastal city of Swakopmund. This city is the perfect beach holiday destination, and is filled with beautiful German colonial architecture masking a public library, museums, aquariums, and galleries. Head just outside of the city along the Swakop River for beautiful rolling sand dunes. To the north of Swakopmund is the famous Damaraland. A rugged and untamed piece of Namibia, it is home to thousands of species of birds, animals and plant life and offers tourists the opportunity to see famous geographical landmarks. Arguably Namibia’s best-known tourist attraction is the conservation area Sossusvlei, which is characterised by its huge red sand dunes that surround a white salt and clay pan. The planes have sand dunes stretching up to almost 400 metres, making it a photographer’s paradise. And finally, a great place to visit (and one you definitely cannot miss) is the 360,000 square mile wide Kalahari Desert. This vast expanse stretches across Namibia, Botswana and South Africa and is famous for its rolling sand dunes, and beautiful collection of flora and fauna. What to do Go on safari Namibia is arguably the best place in Africa to do a safari. It offers a huge display of wild and plant life, which is mostly accessible by 4x4 or buggy. This makes it the ideal destination to catch a glance of some of the rarest animals on the planet including cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, and many more. Tours and safaris can be organised by operators in Namibia or at home before you fly and give you options ranging from camel safaris, to self-drive safaris, to flying safaris. And the best thing about a safari in the desert? There’s no phone signal, so you can switch off completely and enjoy the ride. Ride the sand dunes Such a huge part of Namibia is covered by glorious red sand dunes, so if you’re looking for an adventure why not try racing across them? The Namib and Kalahari Deserts are the perfect spots to quad bike and sandboard, giving tourists the chance to take in more of the glorious landscapes than possible by foot.
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