Namibia is a country in Southern Africa where the massive Kalahari and Namib Deserts are located.
If you want to get a breath-taking wide-angle view of the sand, sea and rocky outcrops, it is recommended to view it from the crest of a sand dune or from above in a light aircraft or hot air balloon.
Aside from these amazing deserts, you can also enjoy the rich ancient cultures, the Etosha waterhole, see critically endangered black rhinos and other animals, as well as 6,000-year-old rock art.
When you visit Namibia, one of the attractions that you shouldn’t miss is Ethosha National Park where you can see elephants, zebras, giraffes and jackals clustering around the small waterholes during the dry season. At night, you will see leopards, lions and endangered white and black rhinos.
If you are an animal lover, you will enjoy black rhino tracking through the wilderness of the Kunene. If you want to explore the indigenous culture, join the Himba Village tour and have a one-of-a-kind experience. When you hire a local guide, you will have the chance to explore the restaurants, bars, and even have a look at the homes of the people in Namibia. You can take a tour at the townships outside Swakopmund and Windhoek. For those who are fascinated by astronomy, the Namib-Rand Nature Reserve can be a perfect spot for stargazing and marveling at the moon and planets.
The San, Damara, Okavango and Bantu communities of Namibia are living culture museums where you can learn how to perform the traditional dance, fish, hunt and weave. Finally, you can take a dune tour and see lizards, sidewinder snakes, spiders and beetles which have adapted to survive in the harsh Namib Desert.
When it comes to Namibia’s cuisine, the country has great tasting beer, cakes and bread which show German influence. Other local foods that you should try include game steak, fried mopane caterpillars and kudu biltong. You can even purchase locally produced organic wine and other items such as Himba jewellry and Nara seed oil products to take back home.
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