The top destinations in Namibia are among the most sought after highlights in the southern edge of Africa and much of this is owed to its rich history and eclectic collection of wildlife. Namibia is set in between the Atlantic Ocean, Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa and boasts of the most remarkable natural features that give further value to the prospect of visiting it. What is interesting to learn about this country is that it once served as a colony of Germany, before it was taken under South Africa’s wing, under a League of Nations mandate. For a while, it struggled against that rule to gain independence. But it was only in 1990 when it was finally allowed to function as a republic. Surprisingly, the transition from apartheid to democracy was short for the nation and they were able to effectively execute matters of interest well. So much so that the country was able to successfully compete with its more established neighbors like South Africa by 2000 and provide the most appealing products and services in the world.
One of this is safari experiences. Now, it’s no secret that Africa is largely visited for the profuse and assorted types of animals it hosts. So it shouldn’t be surprising if Namibia has a lot to offer as far as this goes. One of the best places to go in the country for safari is the Waterberg Plateau Park, which is 68 kilometers away from the city of Otjiwarongo. It covers an area of 40,549 hectares and harbors about 200 species of birds with several rare game like sables, roan antelopes, rhinoceros and buffalos. And then, there’s Etosha National Park, the second largest game reserve that hosts rhinos, lions, zebras, gemsboks, wildebeests, elephants, jackals and giraffes.
To add to this list of top destinations in Namibia, there’s the Fish River Canyon, one of the largest in the world. It is also one of the country’s most famous natural wonders. And it is found in the Eastern Naukluft Mountains, accentuated by the longest river, which runs 160 kilometers across the desert and mountains. Here, you can conquer an 85 kilometer trail at temperatures of 40 ºC, go camping, fishing, rafting, and of course, swimming. If you wish to pursue something more thrilling, you could head out to the Skeleton Coast National Park and explore the ship wreckages scattered on its shores, not to mention listen to the tales that accompany them.
If you wish to indulge in a more cultural experience, the top destinations in Namibia you should visit Windhoek and Luderitz. The first one is the capital city, which makes it the home to numerous important historical structures such as the National Gallery of Namibia, the Parliament of Namibia and the old Lutheran church of Christuskirche. The second one used to be a German colonial town, which means it has a handful of beautiful German-influenced buildings, which include the Goerke Haus, Deutsche Afrika Bank, the Station Building and the Old Post Office.