Travel Guide: Namibia - Top Activities

The African country of Namibia is famous for its abundance of exotic wildlife and for its spectacular landscape. While it is known mainly as a desert country, Namibia is also blessed with a long coastline. This access to the Atlantic Ocean allows visitors to partake in water activities including surfing, and observing dolphins and seals. Boat trips are another way to take advantage of the water. Don’t forget to take an authentic African safari while visiting Namibia, on which you’re likely to see lions, rhinoceroses and giraffes. In this video, learns more about the tourism industry in Namibia, but checking out some exciting activities you can do while traveling to this desert land.

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Located in sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia is a hot, dry, desert-covered country. The landscape of Namibia has remained remarkably unchanged over the last few centuries. It is for this reason that today, Namibia offers a breadth of unique natural marvels for all to enjoy. It is also the natural habitat of a number of exotic animals.

Roughly eighty per cent of the country’s terrain consists of desert, but that does not mean there is nothing to see. The scenery is proof that Namibia is a country of contradictions. With almost one thousand miles of coastline, desert expanses give way to beaches. The fascinating landscape is also comprised of red sand dunes and large canyons.

The country’s geographical landscape can be separated into five distinct regions: the Central Plateau, the Namib Desert, the Great Escarpment, the Bushveld, and the famous Kalahari Desert.

Namibia also displays remarkably clear skies, making it the perfect spot for astronomers and star gazers to watch the night sky.

Namibia is split in two by the Tropic of Capricorn, which helps give the country its tropical climate. Namibia boasts approximately 300 days of sunshine annually, and it is susceptible to droughts. For slightly cooler weather, travel to Namibia between May and October during the country’s winter season.

With light shifting over sand dunes and deep canyons, Namibia draws a number of artists and photographers who are captivated by its unique landscape.

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