Namibia from Africa region, is best know for Deserts. Discover best things to do in Namibia with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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5 based on 1 reviews
This area is best known for its sand dunes, which are often considered the highest in the world.
What a world wonder.. absolutely amazing to visit and really a must do. Only shame is that tourists are ruining the place. These trees are fragile and when you see people climbing on them it just breaks your heart. Go there soon, who knows how long they'll be there with increasing tourism.
5 based on 150 reviews
This is a large national park which has among other areas the renowned Sossusvlei. There is a lot more to see if you drive slowly in the non-dune areas of the park. Plenty of wildlife like Gemsbok, Ostriches etc. The landscapes are impressive even in the areas outside the famous dunes. Sossusvlei is where a lot of tourists go and it is an impressive dune area especially under the right light. However, it is important to keep in mind that you can only walk on selected dunes and unfortunately there is too much of a rush to go to the end of the road ignoring all the beautiful areas between the entrance to the dunes and the end of the paved road into the dune area. The dunes near the entrance are lovely and you are allowed to walk there. They have more vegetation than those further on and there are many interesting insects and even.
You have to be out of the park by 7:30 pm unless you camp inside the park then you can start your drive hour earlier than the 6:45 opening gate time and stay an our later after the 7:30 gate closing time.
I did not hike the big dunes since I opted for exploring less crowded parts of the park. I should mention that like most other "world attractions" this place is way too crowded and there are many tours bringing in more and more people. Unfortunately this detracts from the beauty of this place. While I agree that under the right lights the dunes and landscapes in Sossusvlei are impressive, I can say that there are many other dry areas inside Namibia-Naukluft National Park that are impressive as well and far less visited than Sossusvlei. The hike to the big dunes are not trivial and my impression is that many people start and not all are able to finish this hike.
Because of the touristy and crowded atmosphere I am not sure that I would visit the dunes at Sossusvlei a second time.
5 based on 155 reviews
This reserve represents all facets of diverse desert landscapes.
Wow - we stayed in a hotel right on this land ad it was spectacular -what a great place to visit. We loved climbing the dunes and enjoying the area using the and beyond desert lodge as our base.
4.5 based on 291 reviews
Though this is the country's most well-known mountain, at 180 meters it isn't the tallest.
These rock formations are stunning. They look very much like Joshua Tree park in California.. Set against the brilliant blue desert sky they are a thing to behold.
There are campsites you can stay in and they look pretty awesome but the wind here is a force to be reckoned with so stand warned. There is also a lodge here that we stayed at which I would not recommend. If we came again we would do this as a day trip.
The arch view is worth a trip (enter by campsite 5) but the rock paintings are pretty meh - faded and destroyed over the years.
4.5 based on 792 reviews
We visited Kolmanskop on a self-guided tour (guided tours are available at 9.30 and 11am) and although we only saw about half of the buildings we had a wonderful time there. It really is a most impressive setting and the renovated Kasino is remarkable.
Lovely restaurant and very interesting exhibition in the Kasino back rooms.
Sadly there were no maps available short of the map on the back of a book.
4.5 based on 169 reviews
We were staying at the Epupa Tented Camp which is just a short walk from the falls,While we were visiting the falls we were joined by 2 young Himba girls who invited us to have photos taken with them.They didn't ask for money in return but we gave
them some food.
It really is a delightful spot.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Had the pleasure of viewing the waterhole for 2 mornings and 2 nights, with the added bonus of residing at the delightful waterhole chalets just a few metres away. Got to keep in perspective that this was our first self drive experience, so we didn’t want to hog all our time here and not travel through the park. We just kept viewings before brekkie and after dinner, with the rest of our time spent in the park. We saw many people fixated with the waterhole, but there are great opportunities to be had with the use of personal energy and desire to get what you came for in the first instance, but we understand the luxury of animals arriving while you sit back and take a pew.
The area consists of lots of Seating, lots of people and lots of silence. But the more people present then silence seems to become more difficult even if it does benefit the welcoming of animals. Though visiting January low season, we still managed to see many elephants, black rhino’s, zebras, wildebeests, warthogs and various types of antelope.
A great experience especially when you have nowhere to go once the gates are shut for the night, and when gates are open during daytime then entrance looks relaxed even for those not actually staying at Okaukuejo...
4.5 based on 566 reviews
Desert Explorers boasts visits from many celebrities of the film, politics and sports field. Quad bikes are the best way to explore the desert and dunes. You may need to wait a bit during holiday season, but plenty of bikes are available with expert guides. Safety standards are good.
4.5 based on 367 reviews
A unique opportunity to experience conservation in action! CCF is the global leader in cheetah research, conservation and education. Its Centre, 44 kms east of Otjiwarongo, is open to the public all year round (8 am-5pm) except Christmas. CCF works to keep cheetahs in the wild and educate the public. However, it provides sanctuary to injured or orphaned cheetahs, many of which cannot be released back in to the wild. Learn about the cheetah's plight, watch them being fed or exercised at high speeds, meet some of our scientists. Our Model Farm teaches farmers how to co-exist with predators. Visitors can meet some of CCF's Livestock Guarding Dogs and their flocks of sheep and goats. You can also try our home-made goat-milk cheese, ice cream or fudge at the Cheetah Cafe. Limited luxury accommodations and camping are available.
I think I had to high expectations. I had booked the cheetah run and behind the scenes tours weeks if not months in advance. Unfortunately this coincided with a visit of a large group. The cheetahs were in the mood for running much on the cheetah run ( wonder if the big group put them off?). It is pricey to do this and we had got up early to arrive for 8am. My husband was so disappointed he wanted to leave. I think the price should be less as for the price you think it must be something more than it is. We had a behind the scenes tour and were on the pick up truck from which they fed the cheetahs ( they run to follow the truck) but we weren't allowed in the back "as the truck was broken", so I wasn't able to get the photos I hoped for. But later we were offered the chance to stand in the back for the game drive (which we loved). (??!?) The senior zoo keeper was very friendly and looked after us. We didn't hear anything really about the work the fund does with the dogs etc, but did learn a lot about the individual rescued cheetahs which was really interesting. I Ioved hearing the cheetahs mew. I hoped to hear more about the work and think we may have missed something somehow. I should have asked more questions but I thought we would see the dogs when we got back. Maybe the staff thought we had had this talk earlier.. Anyway it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am glad we went and supported them as they do amazing work but I didn't feel it was worth the very expensive price - we paid for the cheetah run, the behind the scenes tour and the lunch (which oddly we had to prebook but then we just chose and paid as per the menu). I considered it a donation .
4.5 based on 165 reviews
Wow - what a climb, but worth it and coming down is so much fun but be prepared to host fine hot sand in every nook and cranny of your body. DO NOT try the climb if you are not at least moderately fit.
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