Exciting ways to spend your time in the African country of Namibia

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Namibia has become a popular African holiday destination for many western travelers during the last few years. The country is situated in the southwest of the continent, and it’s home to the world’s largest cheetah population. There are some amazing sights to see in that nation, and a vast desert to explore. People who’ve never researched Namibia before might wonder how people spend their time when visiting the country. Well, there are some excellent attractions mentioned in this post that should help to point everyone in the right direction. Of course, as with most other African countries, the best strategy is often just to go with the flow.

Camp under the stars at Sossusvlei

In the southern part of the Namib Desert, travelers will find Sossusvlei. It’s a salt and clay pan surrounded by massive red dunes. The local people offer many camping experiences in the area for foreign travelers. It’s one of the best places in the world to get a clear view of the night sky and check out the Milky Way. Anyone who wants to take part in that experience just needs to ask the staff at their accommodation for details. Whether people plan to stay at the best hotel in Swakopmund or they opt for a budget solution, all residents will have all the required information. Just bear in mind that anyone camping for a night or two in Namibia should:

  • Check how that activity affects their travel insurance
  • Pack the right clothing and equipment for the trip
  • Ensure the guides are registered and legal

View ancient rock carvings at Twyfelfontein

Some of the first human beings ever to walk on the earth came from the African continent. So, it should come as no surprise that visitors can find lots of interesting archaeological sites in Namibia. None are more-fascinating than the carvings found at Twyfelfontein. The area is located in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia, and it’s easy to access with specialist guides. Estimates suggest there are around 2,500 different pieces of artwork on rocks at that location. Some of them date back tens of thousands of years. So, be sure to take a camera to document the experience.

Visit the Fish River Canyon

When most people think of canyons, they tend to picture the Nevada desert. However, there are also lots of natural wonders like that in Namibia. The Fish River Canyon is the largest of its kind on the African continent. It’s also the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia today. People come from all over the world to witness the alluring natural site. The canyon is about one-hundred miles long and around six-hundred meters deep in some areas. People who enjoy rock climbing are going to feel excited when visiting that location. There are many opportunities for travelers to scale parts of the canyon and take some awesome photographs.

The Namibian economy depends on tourism, and the country is one of the most vibrant and beautiful places on earth. So, all travel enthusiasts should add it to their bucket list soon. When all’s said and done, there are lots of documentaries on YouTube and hundreds of articles people can read before they make travel arrangements. As African countries go, Namibia offers something special people won’t find elsewhere.

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One Response to Exciting ways to spend your time in the African country of Namibia

  1. Mel & Suan says:

    Our South African friends like to take a train journey from the Cape up to Namibia. Will have to look up where they stop though!

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