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Namibia Travel Guide

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Plan Your Namibia Vacation

Many countries in Africa boast teeming wildlife and gorgeous scenery, but few, if any, can claim such limitless horizons; such untamed wilderness; such a pleasant climate; so few people (fewer than two per square mile); the oldest desert in the world; a wild, beautiful coastline; one of Africa's greatest game parks; plus—and this is a big bonus—a well-developed infrastructure and

tourist facilities that are among the best in Africa. Welcome to Namibia.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. The world's oldest living desert The Namib is everything you might imagine a "real" desert to be.
  2. A memorable drive The road from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay is one of the most beautiful and unusual routes in the world.
  3. Water-hole wonders Arm yourself with binoculars, drinks, a picnic, and patience. Open your car windows and wait for the game to come. You won't be disappointed.
  4. Ride the Desert Express During this two-day train journey between Windhoek and Swakopmund, you'll stop to walk in the desert, visit the world's biggest outdoor rock-art gallery, watch lions being fed, and view a spectacular desert sunset (or sunrise).
  5. Etosha National Park One of Africa's largest and most spectacular game parks, Etosha has cheap and cheerful self-catering accommodations, an excellent road network, and superb game-viewing.

When To Go

When to Go

Namibia has a subtropical desert climate with nonstop sunshine throughout the year. It's classified as arid to nonarid, and, generally speaking,...

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