Namibia- Land of desert , sea and ancient tribes

Namibia is a country located in Southern Part of Africa. Access on the Atlantic ocean and have vast territory cover with desert. Its home of some ancient tribes who has rich tradition.First time when i visit this country was during my stay in neighboring South Africa. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek’s Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes.

HOW TO GET TO NAMIBIA

Capital city Windhoek is the usual point when tourist get into the country through the airport.If you’re arriving in Namibia by airplane, this is most likely to be via Hosea Kutako International Airport. The airport is approximately 40km out of town, so give yourself plenty of time to travel to the city centre. A taxi to the city center will run you about $26 per person.

Windhoek also has a municipal airport called Eros. This is the main airport for all domestic flights – so travellers making a connection between international and domestic aircraft should also allow at least one hour for the travel time between the two airports.

If you are already in Africa than you can than you can get to Namibia by car via some of the border crossing. Thats what i done . Came from Cape Town via crossing between South Africa and Namibia.

 

WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO

Namibia have lot of things to offer. Breathtaking scenery of dunes and beach . Most diverse wildlife and lot of ancient traditional tribes where you can spend a time and see how they live.I went  to some places and i can express my experience here.

The Christ Church is a historic landmark and Lutheran church in Windhoek, Namibia. After the end of the wars between the Germans and the Khoikhoi, Herero, and Ovambo in 1907, the ground breaking ceremony. Its one of the places in capital city that you should visit. Little bit outside of the city you can also enjoy in wildlife conservation.Go on a Cats Unlimited expedition just outside of Windhoek and help with the conservation of big cats and other mammals.

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Daan Viljoen Game Reserve is a game reserve near Windhoek, Namibia. It is situated in the hill area of Khomas Hochland. The park has many walking paths and allows tourists to travel around by themselves.You can hike, explore the nature and camp there . Its a lovely place not far from the city so i really recommend.

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If you like more adventure and camping in the desert i would recommend Splitzkoppe.The Spitzkoppe, is a group of bald granite peaks or inselbergs located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia. The granite is more than 120 million years old and the highest outcrop rises about 1,784 metres above sea level.Camping there with the start above you and amazing desert scenery can be a perfect. Me personaly really enjoy there . I went with friends of mine and we spend some great night around. Be aware about all kind of animals can be bit uncomfortable for those who are not use on this.

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Swakopmund feels like a German Baltic beach resort, apart from the palm trees and desert sand, and is a useful stop on the road between Windhoek and the Skeleton Coast. Alte Brücke’s 23 chalets sleep from one to six. The Hansa Hotel is an upmarket hotel in a building which dates from 1905.This place is  nice and is great to enjoy a bit on the beach at the Atlantic Ocean coast.

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The National Marine Aquarium of Namibia is an aquarium in Swakopmund, Namibia. The Aquarium features fauna from the cold Benguela Current in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Place where you can see sharks and other fish. Its nice when you are in the city to see this too.

 

Skeleton coast is a story for it self, look amazing from the air with nice beaches and lovely water but when you get to the ground is another story 🙂 All kind of remains from boats to animals certainly deserved name. And i think one of the most deserted places in Namibia. But i went there cause im bit more addventurist in my heart so decide to explore this part to :). And was great experience.

For the end i left… Shark island . When i read about this i was like oookkk i must go there so i went at the end of my stay in Namibia and was very good. Shark Island is a small peninsula adjacent to the coastal city of Lüderitz in Namibia. Its area is about 40 hectares. Formerly an island, it became a peninsula from 1906 on by the creation of a wide land connection that doubled its former size. Has lot of activities :

Angling and Fishing
– Visit the National Monument
– Sundowners
– Boating
– Kolmanskop Ghost Town
– Sand rose trip into the Diamond Area at Agate beach
– Lüderitz peninsula (popular for sightings of Flamingo)
– Diaz Point – the historic landing spot of the 17th century explorer Bartholomew Diaz

Also you can find some accommodation there its not expensive so you can really enjoy in this area.

My story for Namibia finishing here. Hope will inspire you to check this lovely country . For the very end… final picture 🙂 Happy travels

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