Does it not sound mysterious to hear that the large mammals like elephants, rhinos, lions and giraffes are wandering in a desert has been a dry land since the last 55 million of years? This is the real African mystery, the sensations the black continent possesses. We are talking of Namibia: the hidden treasure in the black continent. Namibia is sparsely populated, vast with varying road types, and with a highly diverse landscape. But we have to found the country with easy to visit and affordable options.
Fish River Canyon –
Located in the south of Namibia. It is the largest canyon in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. Public view points are near Hobas, a camp site 70 km north of Ai-Ais.
Luderitz is a quirky town lodged in one of the best harbours on the least hospitable coast in Africa. There are many historic buildings in Luderitz these include the Deutsche Afrika bank, the Railway Station, the Old Post Office, and the 'church on the rocks etc.
The name means 'out' in German, tranquil little desert town situated 125km east of Luderitz. Aus is tucked between the folds of several hills. One of the major attractions of the area around Aus is the Namib Feral Horses. They are the world's only wild desert-dwelling horses found here.
Stretches across 7 countries – Botswana, Zambia, the Republic of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo Kalahari Desert is covered with trees, ephemeral rivers and fossil watercourses. The bush and grass of the Kalahari Desert provide perfect ambush cover for cheetah hare and porcupines, Giraffes etc.
Namib Rand Nature Reserve –
The Namib Rand Nature Reserve, located in southern Namibia, is a private nature reserve established to help protect and conserve the unique ecology and wildlife of the south-west Namib Desert.
Characterised by the large red dunes, Sossusvlei is a large, white, salt and clay pan and possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters: called a photographers paradise.
Etosha National Park –
It is Namibia’s prime wildlife location and home to a large variety of mammals and birds.
Walvis Bay –
The town of Walvis Bay lies on the edge of the Namib Desert at the mouth of the intermittently flowing Kuiseb River.
Namibia's largest coastal town is a huge draw for merrymakers and vacationers from all over the globe.
Skeleton Coast –
Skeleton Coast is one of the Namibia’s most pristine shorelines in the world. A brutal, inhospitable environment, the Skeleton Coast has claimed many ships and many lives over the years. However, this once dreaded land has now become an unlikely tourist destination.
It’s attractions are manifold: copious wildlife, a warren of navigable waterways, several large national parks and very few human residents.
Namibia is one of the cheapest countries in Africa. Here are some average prices that you should know before flying here:
Campsite – $6 (80 NAD) per person per night
Dorm bed – $8 (100 NAD) per person per night
Private double room – $45-$60 (600-750 NAD) per night
National park fees – $6 (80 NAD)
Petrol – $0.80 (10 NAD) per litter
A cook-your-own-pasta meal from the supermarket – $2.50 (30 NAD)
Salad from a café – $4 (55 NAD)
Bottle of Windhoek beer – $1.10 (15 NAD)
Cup of coffee – $2 (25 NAD)
There are many an options to travel around Namibia. You can explore the country by a bus, car, train or even plane. The local buses that connect almost all of the major towns and cities. Rental Cars are the most popular form of travelling in Namibia. The Trans Namib passenger train makes only a few stops, but it definitely provides interesting views of this desert country out the window.
ENRICO SAFARIS welcomes you to plan for this less travelled treasure of Africa where we would let you to experience the real raw African beauty in Nambia, South Africa and Botswana. If you were waiting for the perfect time to seize the opportunity of enjoying the raw of Africa then, the time is now. Come and enjoy this fascinating land to get a mixed essence of African games with wild beauty.