Namibia's key areas and destinations

Bushmanland is a remote region in the north-east of Namibia.


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Beside Botswana in north-east Namibia, the Kalahari's endless sand-sheet covers Bushmanland, a remote area which receives few visitors. Spare at least 3-4 days for a compelling insight into the culture of the Bushmen/San people at Nhoma Camp, or perhaps a private fly-camping safari to Khaudum National Park.
Namibia's Caprivi Strip comprises a narrow tongue of land, running alongside mighty rivers.

Caprivi Strip

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Literally out on a limb from the rest of Namibia, the Caprivi has an entirely different feel: lush, verdant and often rich in wildlife.
Namibia's Central Highlands is a mix of commercial farms and eye-pleasing rolling, rocky vistas.

Central Highlands

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Small, personal lodges and guest farms welcome visitors to these rolling hills, whose attractions range from hiking to cave paintings.
Damaraland is a vast, beautiful wilderness in north-west Namibia.


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From rock art to rhinos, Damaraland’s treasures are intrinsically bound up with a landscape of rugged mountains and wide, grassy plains.
Etosha National Park is unique for its huge salt-pan and string of ancient waterholes.

Etosha National Park

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Dominated by a vast barren salt pan, dense herds of big game make Etosha National Park one of Africa's top safari destinations. At its best during the dry season, you can be driven around here, but it's a very easy and rewarding park to drive yourself around.
Fish River Canyon in Southern Namibia, is a wonder of the natural world.

Fish River Canyon

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Both awe-inspiring and exceptionally picturesque, the Fish River Canyon follows a deep fissure in the arid landscape of southern Namibia.
Luderitz is a quiet coastal town, miles from anywhere, with some unique attractions.


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Marooned at the end of a long road from Aus, Lüderitz retains the feel of a frontier town founded on the 20th-century diamond boom.
Namibia's Namib Naukluft National Pak - where dunes meet mountains...

Namib-Naukluft National Park

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A captivating landscape of soft sculpted dunes, vast plains and majestic mountains with excellent hiking: few can resist the Namib-Naukluft.
The NamibRand is one of the largest private nature reserves in southern Africa.

NamibRand Nature Reserve

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Covering an area around half the size of Belgium visit the large NamibRand nature reserve for high quality, low density accommodation and to experience a variety of landscape in this unspoilt wilderness.
Okonjima Nature Reserve is a vast reserve in the Central Highlands area of Namibia...

Okonjima Nature Reserve

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Renowned for its leopard sightings, Okonjima protects and conserves a range of big cats on a private reserve between Windhoek and Etosha.
Skeleton Coast, so named from the bleached bones of stranded whales, sailors and ships.

Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland

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Fringing Namibia’s western border with the Atlantic, the Skeleton Coast is one of the world’s most desolate yet compelling wildernesses.
Southern Namibia is mostly Kalahari Desert...

Southern Namibia

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Low, deep-red, undulating dunes characterise the southern Kalahari, variously home to photogenic quivertrees, carpets of flowers and the irresistible meerkat.
Swakopmund is a pleasant, modern town...

Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

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From shopping to sandboarding, seafood to coffee and cake, boat trips to birdwatching: the seaside towns offer a varied take on Namibia.
Like some Lost World, the Waterberg Plateau rises sheer from the surrounding Kalahari Desert.

Waterberg Plateau National Park

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East of the Central Highlands, freshwater springs attract excellent wildlife and birdlife around the flat-topped sandstone of Waterberg Plateau. Visit the area for one or two nights, especially if you're a keen hiker; you can walk up to the plateau without staying inside the Waterberg National Park.
Windhoek is a modern, African capital city of a young country.


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An inevitable stopover for most visitors, Windhoek, with its attractive valley setting, is worth more than a passing glance.
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