Saturday, September 18, 2021

Destinations in Namibia

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Regions in Namibia

Caprivi is a panhandle in the country’s north-east. The Caprivi is one of Namibia’s few water-rich regions, with two main rivers.

Northern Namibia – from the mouth of the Ugab River to the Angolan border.

Central Namibia is located between the Tropic of Capricorn and the mouth of the Ugab River.

Southern Namibia – South of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Cities in Namibia

  • Windhoek is the capital and biggest city of Namibia.
  • Keetmanshoop—Small hamlet on the train lines and roads, serving as a starting point for hikes in Fish River Canyon Park.
  • Lüderitz is a German seaside village from the Colonial period.
  • Ondangwa and Oshakati are twin settlements in northern Namibia’s Owamboland region.
  • Outjo—Etosha National Park, Koakoveld, and Damaraland are all accessible from here.
  • Swakopmund—Coastal town that is a tourist hotspot for Namibians.
  • Tsumeb—Mining town east of Etosha.
  • Tsumkwe is a remote desert town surrounded by San (Bushmen) settlements.
  • Walvis Bay—Desert sports.

Other destinations in Namibia

  • Brandberg Mountains — At 2 573 m, this is Namibia’s highest peak.
  • Etosha National Park
  • Kolmanskop — A ghost town located just outside of Lüderitz.
  • Waterberg Plateau Park—Another excellent location for animal viewing.
  • Sossusvlei—The most common entrance point for visitors to the Namib desert.
  • Skeleton Coast—The Namib desert’s northern coastal region, called after the hundreds of ships that were beached in the dense fog that often occurs where the desert meets the Atlantic.
  • Spitzkoppe—the Matterhorn of Namibia.
  • Fish River Canyon Park—The world’s second biggest canyon.
  • Opuwo—Kunene Region’s capital and a great place to stock up before traveling deeper into Kaokoland and the remainder of NW Kunene.
  • Kaokoland – This northwestern part of Namibia is home to the Himba tribe, desert elephants, desert lions, Epupa Waterfalls, and many more attractions.