Recently praised by the New York Times, Namibia has become one of the hottest safari destinations in Africa. We suggest it as a second safari after you explore the wildlife of Botswana, South Africa, Kenya or Tanzania. Etosha National Park, the Skeleton Coast, and the Sossusvelei Dunes are spectacular attractions and a photographer’s dream. Hemingway Safaris pairs these areas with cultural stops to the Himba Tribe and conservation efforts with rhinos, lions, and cheetahs. This is a luxury trip with some of the most beautiful lodges in Africa.
Sossusvlei is home to the tallest sand dunes in the world (up to 300m high). They surround a dried-up pan but, even during the dry season, animals such as oryx, springbok, and ostriches are seen in the sparse vegetation. Hike the Sossusvlei dunes or simply have a picnic in their shadows. You can also visit Sesriem Canyon where erosion has created a narrow gorge 1km long and 30m to 40m deep. Deadvlei is also an interesting place to visit with its bizarre collection of ancient cemelthorn trees set in front of the orange dunes.
The distinct German colonial character of Swakopmund has been well preserved with its half wooden architecture and monuments. It is a coastal town and offers an escape from the inland heat.
Drive along the coast to Cape Cross and the seal colony. The Skeleton Coast is famous for its scattered animal bones and shipwrecks.
Palmwag is a nature reserve in northern Namibia with wildlife including leopards, lions, cheetahs, mountain zebras, and giraffes. Most noteworthy however, is that Palmwag is home to the largest population of black rhinos in Africa.
The Himba are an ethic group of about 20,000- 50,000 people in northern Namibia. They are mostly semi-nomadic, pastoral people, mainly breading cattle and goats. The Himba wear little clothing, but the women are famous for covering themselves with otjize, a mixture of butterfat and ochre, possibly to protect from the sun. The women of the Himba perform more labor-intensive work than the men do, such as carrying water and building homes. The men handle the political tasks and legal trials.
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in Africa, consisting of 22,270 square kilometers of desert, savannah, and woodlands. Its distinctive feature is the Etosha Pan, a shallow depression of 5,000 square kilometers. In Etosha we will have the opportunity to see lion, leopard, and cheetah.
The Caprivi Strip reaches out from Namibia and is therefore, directly in between neighboring Botswana in the South and Angola and Zambia in the North. The Caprivi Strip has fantastic wildlife with a significant population of endangered Wild Dog. It is also a corridor for large elephant and other game, moving between Botswana and Namibia, into Angola and Zambia.
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