We have gathered here 10 amazing and stunning places in Namibia. They are places of obligatory visit in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
1. Etosha National Park
The Etosha National Park is very dry, with some permanent natural springs, fed by groundwater reserves. To these are added some artificial water sources, where water is pumped from the subsoil. Both are the salvation of animal life and what allows it to be fixed in such an arid zone. The geography and morphology of the Park is the reason for its worldwide fame and its unique character, even when it comes to the observation of animal life. This is because the aridity of the terrain and the scarcity of water points make the animals of different species meet in the same restricted area and accessible to the camera lenses of tourists. Just wait and, sooner or later, the procession of species will pass before our eyes.
2. Namib Desert
The desert of Namibia extends over a vast area, of which 50,000 km2 are part of the Naukluft National Park, the largest natural reserve in the world. This area, commonly known as Namibia, is an “immense desert place”, as the Nama (the oldest indigenous people in Namibia) call it and corresponds to a coastal desert about 2000 km long and about 170 km wide. The Great Sea of Sand is the sandy and dune area par excellence of the Namib Desert. The red dunes extend for hundreds of kilometres parallel to the coast and reach their maximum in the Big Daddy, 380 meters high. Incredibly, the dunes do not move their base since the roots of the plants allow their fixation and the sand only curls at the top, from east to west, due to the change in the orientation of prevailing winds in the summer and winter months. Like this,Dune 45, a species of ex-libris from Namibe.
One of the natural wonders of Namibia, Spitzkoppeis a rocky massif rising at an altitude of 1,700 m, imposing and isolated on the flat and desert terrain in the province of Damaraland. As well as being a tourist attraction, this area is also an archaeological attraction, as our ancestors have been wandering around here for thousands of years. The mountains we see today rising hundreds of feet above the desert ground began by never to see the light of day. Solidifying a few kilometers from the surface, the granite blocks were being discovered by the erosive elements, that is, after 130 million years of erosion these mountains grew by the wear of the less resistant material that surrounded them. This is a paradigmatic example of the immense power of erosion processes, a power beyond human understanding, capable of creating mountains and drawing the relief in which we now walk.
4. Fish River Canyon
In southern Namibia lies one of the world’s largest canyons (plateau), the Fish River Canyon. The canyon is about 160 km long, a maximum width of 27 km and a depth that reaches 550 m, but when we are in his presence, the mind forgets the quantification and comparison and delights in the spectacle that nature offers us. We feel so insignificant compared to the scale of this natural beauty that all issues of classifications and titles lose any relevance.
5. Visiting an Himba tribe
The Himba have survived human greed, predators, settlers, desert aridity and even climate change. Incredibly, they have resisted growing globalization by remaining isolated in closed villages and communities. There are few that accept to receive tourists, and most of the time, those who receive them are created to perpetuate the traditions. Visiting this Himba community in Namibia is a privilege not to be missed.
6. Tropic of Capricorn
In Namibia, it is possible to cross the imaginary line that marks the 23º27’S. This is the Tropic of Capricorn, a geographical landmark for a visit to the country.
7. Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay, in the Swakopmund area, is a prime spot for viewing pink flamingos.
8. Dead Vlei
The Dead Vlei is a flat, salty area, abandoned by water and where all life has died. This area is located between two parallel dunes of the Namibe and is a species of the dead valley, barren, dry and whitish, contrasting with the dunes of red sands in the background.
9. Sesriem Cannon
The Sesriem cannon is a little-known attraction in Namibia. Faced with the depth and narrowness of the cannon, the sun’s rays can not illuminate its interior outside the solar noon. Getting down to its barren, dry interior is almost like traveling into the earth’s interior, penetrating the abandoned riverbeds over centuries of a desert climate.
10. Swakopmund and Lunar Landscape
The city of Swakopmund has a strong German tradition and strolling the streets of the city is almost like being transported out of Africa. The buildings and streets with European features are part of the cultural legacy of Namibia. However, very close to the city there is Lunar Landscape, a place that makes us travel.
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