One of the continents that invite the traveler to bring out their exploring side and live a unique adventure is Africa, as they will find vast deserts, natural areas, wildlife and history.
This continent has several countries to visit, so this time we want to talk about one in particular, Namibia.
Namibia is a destination that invites the traveler to disconnect and enjoy incredible views, thanks to its great natural beauty and wildlife.
When to travel?
Namibia can be visited at any time of the year.
Winter and spring are the most popular seasons among travelers, as their temperatures are cool. You just have to take into account that the high season runs from July to October.
The middle season runs from April to May and stands out for being the time with the best weather conditions, thanks to the fact that its temperatures are moderate and the landscape is green and exuberant.
This country offers a wide variety of activities to travelers, so our friends from Namibia share five things we can do on a trip.
Visit the Namib Desert
This desert is the oldest in the world and stands out for its incredible red sand dunes, some of which are the highest on the planet, such as Dune 45, from where incredible sunrises can be seen; or Dune 7, which is the largest in the world at 380 meters high.
The Namib Desert was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its name means huge, in the Khoekhoe language.
Impressionarse and Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei is one of the most popular places in Namibia. It is a salt flat that was born after the sand of the Namib desert absorbed the Tsauchab river.
This place is perfect to visit both during the day and at night. Thanks to its clear skies, at night you can enjoy incredible views of the stars. During the day you can fly in a hot air balloon and admire the fascinating views that the valley offers thanks to the white contrast of the clay with the red sand of the desert.
See the “mummified” trees
Very close to Sossusvlei is Dead Vlei, which in Afrikaans means “dead lake”. It is a place where the white and cracked soil contrasts with the dark and fossilized bark of several embalmed acacias, better known as “mummified” trees, due to their intense dehydration.
Some are more than 900 years old and contrast with the red of the dunes, giving away incredible spots to take pictures.
Irse de safari
Thanks to the location and climate of Namibia, you will be able to go on an incredible safari where you will marvel at the incredible fauna of the place, such as the black rhino, desert elephants, zebras, flocks of flamingos, ostriches, giraffes, oryx, hyenas, jackals, lions, antelopes, among many more species.
They can also visit Cape Cross, home to the world’s largest fur seal colony. If you visit it during the breeding season you will find more than one hundred thousand members. Something spectacular!
Get to know the Himba culture
The Himba are a semi-nomadic tribe that is dedicated to hunting and gathering, being the only ethnic group in Namibia that preserves its customs intact, including the way they dress and adorn their bodies, with abundant necklaces, handmade products and a loincloth.
By visiting the members of this culture and talking with them, you will be able to learn more about their customs, traditions and make new friends.
sleeping in a camp
In Namibia you can sleep in a camp within some of the nature reserves, such as Kulala, which is located in the Sossusvlei region.
You can find campgrounds, such as Wilderness Destinations, with all the comforts, such as an indoor and outdoor shower, swimming pool, private terrace with views, among many more.
If you want to know more about this country, you can visit the official tourism page of Namibia.
Have you traveled to Namibia? What other recommendations do you have?