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Today’s Etosha National Park was claimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907. One of Africa’s best game reserves, it’s dominated by a vast, shallow pan of silvery sand punctuated with sparse shrubs, grassy plains and hilly mopane woodlands – a total of 22,000 sq. km. During the dry season, tens of thousands of animals converge to drink at the waterholes – elephant, giraffe, rhino and lion, possibly leopard, cheetah and much more. Luckily, the park was designed to make viewing such game easy. Good roads, signposts and plenty of lookouts make Etosha perfect for self-drive tours, and the three rest camps of Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni offer many choices when it comes to lodging, restaurants, stores and other services.
Seeing vast herds of game against this backdrop, referred to in the local vernacular as ‘the great white place of dry water’ makes the Etosha game viewing experience truly unique. It’s a must see.
The Kalahari Desert is so large that it extends over the borders of Botswana, South Africa and Namibia. The Namibian part of the semi-arid desert is mainly untouched and it is still an excellent travel and safari destination.
The Kalahari in Namibia is a great destination to combine relaxation and adventure. On the one hand you can breathe the pure African nature and learn about the mannerisms and habits of the native San. These Bushmen have inhabited the Kalahari for centuries and have lived their simple nomadic life.
On the other hand the wildlife is also remarkable. Animals that live in the region include cheetahs, brown hyenas, lions, meerkats, giraffes, warthogs, jackals, several species of antelope (including the eland, gemsbok, springbok, hartebeest, steenbok, kudu, and duiker), and many species of birds and reptiles. Vegetation in the Kalahari consists mainly of grasses and acacias, but there are over 400 identified plant species present (including the wild watermelon, or Tsamma melon). Camel rides flourish when it rains.
Once upon a time the entire coastline of Namibia was called The Skeleton Coast. Today, the moniker mostly refers to the Skeleton National Park, which stretches the northern one-third of Namibia’s shore. The landscape in the park ranges from wind swept dunes to rugged canyons with walls of richly colored volcanic rock and extensive mountain ranges.
The park’s ominous name is well earned given the scores of shipwrecks littering the beaches – the work of the Benguela Current, dense fog and rough surf. Bleached whale and seal bones also are visible back from days when the whaling industry was still active. But despite its appearance, the Skeleton National Park houses a great variety of species with its borders – big cats, desert-adapted elephant, black rhino and many more.
You’re best to fly-in to see everything, especially the vast display of , but you can also enter between the Ugab and Hoanib rivers and enjoy the coast’s superb fishing area.
In the Cape Cross Seal Reserve you might hear them before you catch a glimpse the bleats and barks of some 200,000 Cap fur seals in what is the largest breeding colony in the world. From November and December, massive bulls fight for beach territory and the right to mate. Females breed in synchrony, and spend their days fishing in the Benquela Current returning to the shore amongst thousands of pups.
Ghostly fog floats from the shore to lie suspended over the brooding Namib Desert, providing much needed moisture to desert-adapted flora and fauna. The definitive feature of this region is known for the unusual beauty of its landscape, which changes from expansive gravel plains to vast dune seas, rugged canyons with towering walls of volcanic rock and distant mountain ranges. The Namib-Naukluft National Park, that extends over a large part of the Namib Desert, is the largest game reserve in Africa and one of the largest of the world. While most of the park is hardly accessible, several well-known visitor attractions are found in the desert. The prominent attraction is the famous Sossusvlei area, where high orange sand dunes surround vivid white salt pans, creating a fascinating landscape.
Namibia, the thirst land wilderness, offers a selection of the finest photographic opportunities. This land of contrast and beauty is ideally suited to the professional and amateur alike. Whether the passion is for images of people, nature or landscapes, Namibia has it all and more. This destination features a wide range of photo subjects and the superb weather provides excellent light variations. This ensures the visitor can exercise creative styles or simply record the unique beauty of the land, its inhabitants and its abundant nature.
The icy Benguela current sweeps up its western shore, home to an abundance of fish life. Angling is still the most popular sport along the West Coast. Shark angling is fast becoming a popular sport along the Namibian beaches. The much sought-after Copper shark or Bronzy, (Carcharhinus brachyurus), weighs between 50 kg and 190 kg and offers a real challenge for the keen angler.
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These trips can also be arranged for after your hunting trip before you head back home.