Namibia, a stunning southern African country full of natural wonders, is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world.
I visited the country once when I was still in high school, but have long held a desire to return and explore a bit more… here’s hoping that wish comes true in 2020.
Famous for its high dunes as well as for Etosha National Park and Sossusvlei, Namibi is a bucket list destination for many.
If you’re planning a visit be sure to include the 5 following must-see destinations in your Namibian itinerary.
Top 5 Places to visit in Namibia
Etosha National Park
One can’t visit sub-Saharan Africa without heading off to a secluded spot to spend time observing the wildlife that calls the continent home.
Covering more than 20,000 square km of land, Etosha National Park is one of the best Namibia spots to visit to see lions, elephants and gemsboks.
Namibia is home to the most ancient desert on the planet. The Namib Desert is of 40 million years of age and is spreads over Angola and South Africa.
With a changing palette of gold, ruby, vermillion, and deep rust, this is a stunning place and one of the most hypnotizing Namibia attractions.
Practically uninhibited and flawless, the Namib desert is home to sites such as Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon, and the Bonfegels.
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon’s dreamlike scene will make even the most apathetic of explorers go gaga. The canyon is 160km long and 30km wide.
It’s possible to spend many days climbing the trails of the canyon, so plan your visit and course well ahead of time.
Skeleton Coast of Namibia
The shore of Namibia was once called as the sands of hellfire by the Portuguese. Known as the Skeleton Coast, this is where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic. Here steady breezes and substantial mist make for a misleading coast that has wrecked numerous sailors.
The Skeleton Coast offers the absolute most immaculate wild coastline in Africa and possibly the entire world.
Windhoek is the largest city of Namibia. Like most African urban communities, Windhoek is a blend of European influence and African urban buzz.
Here, you can find out more about the nation’s rich history, or appreciate a refreshing German lager under the ever-present African sun.
You should visit at Christuskirche, the ginger-bread style church in the middle of the town, spend time at Joe’s lager house, or unwind in the Parliament gardens.
Jessica Watson has been writing for travel websites and blogs from last four years and currently, she is working with a taxi firm in Reading, United Kingdom.