Attractions from Namibia

Etosha National Park

Etosha Pan

The eastern part of the National Park is definitely the most interesting. Etosha Pan is a desert area where you can see many different animals, for example lions, zebras, elephants, giraffes, and a multitude of different birds. From May to September there is a good chance of seeing large flocks of flamingo and pelican around the water holes.

Fish River Canyon


Ai-Ais lies at the end of the 86-kilometre hike through Fish River Canyon. It is also accessible by car. At Ai-Ais you can bathe in hot springs with a permanent temperature of around 60 degrees Celsius, or you can jump in the outdoor and indoor pools.


Bethanie is a small historical village, which lies in an arid cliff area, west of Keetmanshoop. The village is one of the oldest in the country. Here you can see a church from 1859 and the Reverend Heinrich Schmelens' house from 1814, which is one of the oldest houses in the country. The house is a museum today.


Keetmanshoop is the capital of the south. It is not particularly large, but you can get what you need here, and there is a lovely park and a good tourist information office too. The town museum is also worth a visit. Pay attention to how German architecture characterizes the buildings.

Namib Desert

Sesriem Canyon

About 4 kilometres from the desert's camping site there is a little cleft which is almost invisible until you practically fall into it. The gorge is a small oasis, and there is always water in it, even in the driest of times. The place used to be an important source of water for the original inhabitants of the desert.

The Solitaire area

If you want to experience being in the middle of nowhere, you should go to Solitaire. The only reason for Solitaire's existence is the fact that tourists need to be helped on towards Sesriem Canyon. There used to be nothing but a tree, a gas pump, and a take-away kiosk. But today there are as much as three gas pumps and a cafeteria. The solitary tree, however, died away.

The Sossusvlei area

Sossusvlei is one of the most impressive areas in the Namibian desert. The okra coloured sand dunes are almost 300 metres high in some places, and they practically beg you to climb them in your bare feet. Geologists say that this desert area is probably the oldest in the world.


Brukkaros Volcanic Crater

Brukkaros is a volcanic crater that lies between Mareintal and Keemanshoop. The crater is 2 kilometres across and can be reached by a path starting from the parking lot. You are allowed to camp in the area; this is said to be an awesome experience

The Caprivi area

Caprivi is a long narrow area of Namibia, which separates Zambia from Botswana. Several rivers flow through this area, including the Kwando, the Okavango and the Zambezi. The Mahango Reserve and the village of Katima Mulilo, the most remote village in the country, are situated in this area.

The village of Lüderitz

Lüderitz is a Bavarian village that lies in the southern part of Namibia, right on coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can find small, quaint delicatessen shops and numerous Lutheran churches. The coast by Lüderitz is the home of penguins and seals, and flocks of ostrich and flamingo can at times be seen on the beaches.

West Coast Recreation Area

This 2000 kilometre long stretch of coast reaches from Swakopmund to the Ugabe River. It is inhabited by white fishermen, mainly from South Africa and Zimbabwe, trying their fortunes in the West Coast Recreation Area.

Skeleton Coast

The flora of Skeleton Coast:

The main interest for tourists is to experience the barren beauty of the Skeleton Coast. The coast is often covered in fog, and the brisk climate makes it possible for strange plants to grow there. For example, you can see the rare Elephant's Foot plant that grows in the area.

Volcanic cliffs and elephants

Volcanic cliffs also accompany the windblown sand dunes and flat plains of which the area consists. The least expected sight to see here may be elephants, but the huge animals do sometimes come to the Skeleton Coast, and there are film recordings of them sliding down the sand dunes.


Hofmeyer Walk

If you enjoy hiking, you should try the hour-long Hofmeyer Walk, which starts in the dense bush area by Klein Windhoek Valley. On the hike you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city.

The Windhoek Meteors

In the middle of Post Street, the main street in Windhoek, you will find a meteor exhibition. The meteors originate from the Gibeon meteor shower in 1837, when 24 tons of meteors landed in the Gibeon area in southern Namibia.

Windhoeks colonial buildings

It is possible to see dignified German architecture in Windhoek, especially if you visit Christuskirche and the house of Parliament, Tintenpalast. Alte Feste, originally a fortress, also has typical German aspects. Today, Alte Feste is a museum.

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