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[tabs] [tab title=”Overview”]From fishing in the waters of the northern Caprivi Strip, to hiking in Fish River Canyon, the Sossusvlei dunes, Skeleton Coast and Swakopmund, there is always somewhere to go and something to do. If you’re looking for something more extreme, try sand boarding in desert areas, paragliding and skydiving along the coast, white water rafting on the Kunene or Orange River (bordering South Africa) or cave diving at Dragon’s Breath, the world’s largest known subterranean lake.[/tab]
[tab title=”Seasons”]November to March is summer and the warmest time of the year to visit Namibia. January and February are the hottest months of the year in Namibia, when daytime temperatures in the interior can exceed 40ºC (104ºF). Best to avoid these months unless you like it hot. Probably the best time to go is between April and October, when the weather is mild. Although nights during this time can be fairly cold, daytime temperatures are generally warm and pleasant. The northward flowing Benguela current moderates temperatures and keeps the coast of the Namib Desert cool and damp with a thick coastal fog.[/tab]
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The world famous Sossusvlei is a huge clay-floor pan dotted with skeletal camel thorn trees and surrounded by dunes which are amongst the highest in the world. Forming soft curves and razor sharp edges, the orange dunes of the Sossusvlei in the Namibian desert are timeless. Commonly referred to as the highest dunes in the world these stunning dunes are not something you want to miss out on. In addition, Sossusvlei is often said to be one of the most photogenic geographical features around.
FISH RIVER CANYON
The Waterberg plateau gives way to the magnificent Fish River Canyon in the south. This is the second largest in the world and quite a spectacle. This rugged cut into the surrounding flat landscape has been formed over milennia and is quite something to witness.
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Damaraland offers spectacular views of changing rugged landscapes and is amazingly able to sustain animals such as the desert elephant, black rhino, giraffe, ostrich and springbok. Home to unique geographical features like the Spitzkoppe, Twyfelfontein and Brandberg there is plenty to see in this area.
The Kaokoveld is one of the last true remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. This scenic landscape is home to roughly the Himba people, a semi-nomadic pastoral tribe, the desert elephant and sights such as Epupa Falls on the Kunene River.
In the northeast of Namibia, a narrow strip of land forms the interesting shape of the Caprivi, where one can spot a large variety of animals and birds due to the abundance of water in this region. The Kavango river passes through the panhandle here in the Caprivi on its way to forming the legendary Okavango Delta.
Etosha National Park, situated in the north of Namibia, is the third largest park in Africa and remains to a large extent free of human influence. Legendary for its dusty, flaked, dry landscape, this huge park boasts a vast array of wildlife, that are often gathered around large waterholes, making for very interesting game viewing with all the activity.
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Swakopmund is surrounded by the Namib-Naukluft Pak, the Desert’s most recognised feature with its rocky mountains diverse with flora and rich in birdlife. This small coastal town is adventure heaven, with all kinds of activities on offer for the wild at heart. Dune boarding, sea kayaking, scenic flights, quad biking and more.
In the north of Namibia lies the uninhabited, haunting Skeleton Coast, named so after the shipwrecks that have occurred within the thick fog that is an everyday occurrence in this territory. This eerie stretch of coastline is home to huge seal colonies, massive coastal dunes and even the very shy desert lions.
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