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Ten reasons why we love Namibia
Namibia is full of opportunities for unique experiences that set it apart from the rest of Africa. We've compiled a list of the top things to do in Namibia, and why we at Imagine love it so much.
1. Hot air ballooning over Sossusvlei
Take to the skies at sunrise and witness the awe-inspiring views of Sossusvlei - home to the largest sand dunes in the world – before enjoying a champagne breakfast. A unique and romantic way to tour the dunes, you’re only going to be left wanting more…
2. Quad Biking and Sandboarding the Dunes
If it’s sense of speed that you are looking for why not try scaling the dunes on a quad bike or whizzing down them on a sandboard? High adrenaline and ultra-fun this is the perfect source of thrills in the Namibian desert – don’t forget to enjoy the view of the desert meeting the Atlantic Ocean too!
3. Hiking and cycling Fish River Canyon
The second largest canyon in the world, Fish River Canyon, offers an intensive hiking route with options ranging from a day to several with nights spent under canvas. A perfect way to get up close to the flora and fauna of Namibia in awe-inspiring surroundings.
4. Big 5 Wildlife in Etosha
The diversity of landscapes and ecosystems makes Namibia a magnet for a wide variety of game. During the dry season Namibia is a great place to see wildlife as animals gather in their thousands at the various waterholes offering some phenomenal game-viewing – our favourite being Okaukuejo in Etosha.
5. The Skeleton Coast – Schoeman’s Safaris
The Skeleton Coast – named after the hundreds of skeleton-like ship wrecks that are dotted along the coast – is best viewed from the air and the famous Schoeman family’s flying safaris are unmissable!
6. Remoteness – Serra Cafema
Visit Serra Cafema, one of the most remote camps in southern Africa and only reachable by a three-hour light aircraft trip from Windhoek. Situated on the Kunene River in the far northwest of Namibia, here you will have a unique desert adventure amongst the nomadic Himba tribe.
7. Freedom – Self-drive itineraries
A self-driven road trip is our favourite way to experience Namibia and will especially to those seeking a sense of freedom. The empty roads are there to be explored and a self-drive trip gives you the flexibility to go where you wish, when you wish, and is a really cost-effective option too…
8. Birding and fishing – Caprivi Strip
Known for its fishing and birdwatching the Caprivi Strip is a great place to see many different species of bird as well as being an anglers paradise with over 93 different types of fish to catch, the most famous of which being the Tiger fish.
9. Walking in Damaraland
Walking in Damaraland is all about taking in your surroundings and guests can expect some stunning scenery as well as having the opportunity to track desert-adapted elephant and rhino.
10. A Land of Contrasts
From the vastness of Fish River Canyon, to the dunes of Sossusvlei; the wonder of the Skeleton Coast to the desert-adapted wildlife of Damaraland and Etosha; Namibia has it all! Namibia is truly a land of contrasts … it’s waiting for you to explore it!
Our favourite properties in Namibia include:
Hoanib Skeleton Coast – right in the heart of one of Namibia’s greatest concentrations of desert-adapted elephant and lion, Hoanib is a remote fly-in camp offering an exclusive Skeleton Coast experience
Camp Kipwe – taking advantage of the unique landscape of Damaraland, Camp Kipwe is a favourite of ours as a base for tracking desert-adapted wildlife and the unique rock engravings of Twyfelfontein.
Kulala Desert Lodge – set within its own wilderness reserve, Kulala offers easy access to Sossusvlei and offers the broadest range of activities of any lodge in the area.
If this has inspired you to explore Namibia, take a look at the following holiday ideas and give us a call on 020 3141 2810 to tweak it to suit you:
We can help you design your very own Namibian adventure to include a selection of our top experiences (and more)!
Call us on 020 3141 2810 or contact us by email to get the ball rolling.