Africa Namibia Travel information and tips

In Namibia, on the dry palate of a vast and contradictory land, desires have created a lot of peculiar societies. The sliding dunes of the Namib Desert are formed into honeycombs with the greatest variety of living creatures from all islets around the world.

The deserted Skeleton Coast, a monument to past maritime disasters, contrasts with the climatic holiday atmosphere of the charming German settlement of Swakopmund. In the area of ​​Etosha Pan, the lake of the mother's tears, where water holes surround the extensive salt, large herds of animals constantly crawl around the pubs. This provides one of the greatest browsing options for games anywhere.

In the hinterland, in the surreal Damaraland, you'll encounter various social curiosities, including Petrified Forest; Welwitschia Mirabilis, a thousand-year-old underground tree; statuesque Kokerboom; and tiny Damara Dik Dik with a twitching nose.

Namibia – a large land of heaven.

Namibia, a place where wavy deserts fold to meet a stormy coast, offers a variety of attractions: scenic beauty, including Skeleton Coast – untouched and uncontrollable, this deserted and uninhabited landscape is home to rare Brown Hyenas and Desert Elephants, and is a colony of seals burial place of many ships; Kunene River – the source of one of the largest waterfalls in Africa, Ruacana; the splendor of abundant birds and wildlife; unusual geological formations, including Fish River Canyon, Brandberg, Spitzkoppe and unique star-shaped dunes in Sossusvlei;

virgin venison, including Etosha Pan – an oasis in the center of a vast semi-desert region, Namib Desert – the only desert where elephants, rhinos, lions and giraffes live; diverse and friendly – a vibrant African culture mixed with the architecture and traditions of Germany, Great Britain and South Africa; Adventure opportunities – from boarding sand, canoeing, rafting to hot air ballooning and a desert express train.

Welcome Tourism Services offers a wide range of escort tours; trips with your own car and flight safari; special and adventure packages; custom tours and safaris in this exciting and unique region. We serve individual travelers, groups, conferences and incentives.

Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, is located in the Central Region. Thanks to the international airport, Windhoek is a convenient starting point for starting or ending a trip and is a good starting point for local trips. The northern part of the central region has an amazing variety of birds, animals and mineral richness, while the west is the Namib and Kalahari desert in the east.

The majestic Auas ​​mountains, Eros mountains and rippling Khomas Hochland surround Windhoek. Mineral springs are an oasis in this very dry region, and holiday resorts are located near Windhoek. National parks, fascinating small towns, out of the way mission stations and cattle ranches have their own unique attractions.

The Namib region stretches from Oranjemund in the south through the Skeleton Coast to the border with Angola in the north, mainly consisting of national parks. The Namib-Naukluft Park is considered to be the fourth largest in the world, covering 49 768 km2. Resistant desert plants and a variety of landscapes make it a magical place for set photographers.

The ancient Namib desert covers many tourist destinations in Namibia and is home to one of the oldest plants in the world – the prehistoric Welwitschia Mirabilis and a large number of endemic dead creatures.

Skeleton Coast National Park extends from Ugab to the Kunene River. Resistant desert animals gather around sporadic watering places, while in the distance the rugged mountains and views of the dunes emphasize their beauty.

The popular seaside resort of Swakopmund has many buildings from the turn of the century, these national monuments represent the German colonial past of the city. Swakopmund is quickly becoming the goal of Namibia's groups and conventions due to its numerous tour options. Walvis Bay is 31 km south of Swakopmund, another major port of entry, and has a thriving fishing industry.

Laguna Walvis Bay is one of the most important wetlands in Africa and hosts large flocks of flamingos, pelicans and other water birds. To the west of the Naukluft Mountains is the Sesriem Canyon, which was flooded for centuries by the Tsauchaub River. At a distance of 63 km, there is Sossusvlei, a pool of dry clay, surrounded by one of the highest dunes in the world. Lüderitz, between the desert and the coast, was the first German settlement in Namibia and the base of the South African diamond industry in 1908. This seaside resort is the center of the cancer industry in Namibia, known for oysters and the ghost town of Kolmanskop is not far away.

The fertile northern region is the largest region in Namibia, with extensive arable land supported by underground lakes. The highlight of this region is the Etosha National Park, one of the main wildlife reserves in Africa and the official game reserve since 1907. This park covers an area of ​​22,270 sq km. It extends from the dense bush to open plains and houses numerous birds and wildlife.

Two attractive cities in the center of a rich mining area are Otavi, sheltered by the mountains of Otavi and Tsumeb further north. Damaraland offers contrasting desert grassy meadows and high mountain ranges with amazing geological features, rock paintings and rare animals. It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the Skeleton Coast National Park.

The volcanic landscapes around Khorixas bear traces of dinosaurs, and the Petrified Forest (massive tree trunks up to 30 m long) lies scattered across the plains with Welwitschias and other hardy desert plants.

Twyfelfontein (Fountain of Doubt) is located southwest of the Petrified Forest, offering spectacular rock paintings and engravings from thousands of years ago. South of Twyfelfontein is the deserted landscape of a volcanic rock called Burnt Mountain. Nearby are organ pipes, perpendicular basalt formation. The Brandberg range contains the highest mountain in the country (Kunigstein 2573 m) and many rock paintings, including the famous White Lady Brandberg.

Caprivi Strip is an exciting place for adventurers with rivers, forests, swamps and waterways – this is a complete contrast with the barren splendor of the rest of Namibia. Activities in this area include hiking, fishing, watching games, bird watching and mokoro trails. The beautiful landscape of the southern region is harsh, deserted, hot and dry. Earthquakes and storms have carved the earth into wonderful sculptures. The extinct Brukkaros volcano rises above the plains north of Keetmanshoop.

Fish River Canyon – a gorge 161 m long, 27 km wide and almost 550 m deep, and the Ai-Ais hot spring are popular attractions.

There is Kokerboom, aloe that can survive the drought, and the Quiver Wood Forest, a protected area 23 km northeast of Keetmanshoop. Although agriculture (dominated by animal production) provides for the maintenance of around 70% of Namibia's population, mining is the backbone of the economy.

Diamonds, gold, silver, uranium, copper, lead, zinc, magnesium, cadmium and other base metals are produced. Thanks to the rapid development since independence, tourism is now the third most important source of currency exchange revenues in the country.