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.