This is a no-nonsense guide to Namibia, with practical advice and valuable tips for self-drive travellers.
Want to find a ghost town or wild horses that survive in the desert? Go off the beaten track to meet the Himba in their traditional environment? Visit a German-style castle or fort? See the world’s largest meteorite, find a volcanic crater lake or visit a petrified forest? Encounter a cuca shop called Love Station No. 1 or a toilet housed inside a massive baobab tree? The author unearths these and other fascinating attractions.
Namibia is a vast country of startling beauty. From the awe-inspiring depths of the Fish River Canyon and the rock-strewn plains of the Kaokoveld to the vast dune seas of the Namib Desert, its tones and textures make it a popular tourist destination. The author takes you on a journey through the five regions, highlighting their major towns and draw cards, from places of historical, cultural or geological significance to good spots for game viewing and bird watching. If it’s activity you’re after, you’ll find plenty to spike your adrenaline – from dune boarding, quad biking, hot-air ballooning or shark angling to caving, canoeing, kitesurfing and 4x4 trails. Lists of accommodation options help to take the bother out of finding somewhere to stay.
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