6 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN NAMIBIA DURING A VACATION
Have you checked out southwest Africa recently for a vacation spot?
If yes, then it’s certain that you’ve discovered Namibia, one of the perfect places for adventure in Africa.
Namibia is a beautiful country that you might not have heard so much about. It is, in fact, a lovely home to a good population of Cheetahs and diverse wildlife and its capital, Windhoek is home to lots of buildings which reflect their days of German colonial era. With lots of giraffes, rhinos, and other rare animals running about in the Etosha National Park, you are sure to have a great time in the country.
In this piece, we’ll highlight some fun activities and places you can enjoy while on a weekend or holiday vacation in Namibia.
GO SURFING IN THE UNCROWDED WAVES
If your love for adventures involves waves and gliding through and past them, then surfing in Namibia is one activity you should engage in. If you’ve not surfed before, it’s crucial you know that surfing in Namibia isn’t for the faint-hearted. While making your choice of waves, you must know where you can go and where you can’t. Advanced surfers can make their choice of waves, but as one with little or no experience with surfing, the surf schools are for you.
Yes! You saw right.
There are surf schools around Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. And the best part of this news is that they take everyone both rusty surfers and beginners.
Here’s a little heads up; there are sharks in Namibia’s waters; however, they are of a minimal threat to humans. You don’t have to panic; there are guides to help you surf in the Namibia waves.
WALK THE SANDS OF DUNE 45
Ever walked the sands of a dune, taking each step, hoping to reach the top and view the world from a magnificent sandy mass?
If you haven’t, then this is the perfect opportunity to climb, not the tallest dune but the most popular. You don’t have to wonder how beautiful it is up from there because you are allowed to climb Dune 45 to see for yourself. Climbing Dune 45 in all its 262ft gloriousness will leave you exhausted; however, the breathtaking view is worth the stress.
So brace yourself for the climb with the knowledge that every step is worth each drop of sweat.
VISIT FISH RIVER CANYON
Did you know that one of the largest canyons that you can find in the world and Africa is seated proudly in the south of Namibia?
Its stunning sight will leave you in awe of nature’s perfect architectural sense. The Fish River is your best bet when all your body craves is to hike at sundown. So get up, get those hiking boots on, and go for a powerful hike that will keep your senses in perfect sync with nature.
TAKE WALLPAPER-WORTHY PHOTOS OF THE 900-YEAR DEAD TREES AT DEADVLEI
Do you think the dunes are fascinating? Well, this view is even more exciting and fun than it sounds.
Deadvlei lies 6km away from Sossusvlei in Namibia. It is one of the most scintillating sights in Namibia to behold. Surely you’d love to take some snapshots to take home as memories to beautify the walls of your room. Though the trees look petrified, they aren’t.
These 900-years-old dead trees just so happen to be splashed against nature’s canvas of a deep blue sky, bright orange sand, and such hot and dry air that keeps them from decomposing. Amazing huh? Deadvlei is one of Namibia’s most breathtaking sights, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on the pure rush of amazement that comes with visiting dead trees.
GO RAFTING IN THE ORANGE RIVER
The idea of rafting in an orange river sounds nearly impossible, but after being awestruck by Deadvlei, nothing should feel impossible in Namibia. If you happen to be in the Deep South part of Namibia, in Noodoewer, then you have a fat chance of rafting on the Orange River. Padding down a river is mostly fun, especially when the rapids are nothing like that of the Nile or Zambezi.
VISIT THE QUIVER TREE FOREST
Close to Keetmanshoop, there lies a Quiver tree forest in between Windhoek and Fish River Canyon. The unusual appearance of the quiver trees which make them look upside down with their roots in the air will leave you gasping. These trees were used by the San tribe to make quivers, hence its name. It is believed that if you properly nurture a quiver tree, it will bring you nothing but good luck.
Conclusively, there’s no better way to have fun and relax away from your home than a vacation trip to Namibia. So, the next time you’re thinking of a weekend or holiday vacation, think of visiting Namibia.
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