Travel highlights Namibia
Bwabwata National Park
The Bwabwata National (formerly the Caprivi Game Park) is known as 'a people's park' as it supports both large wildlife and human populations. This special arrangement benefits mankind and the animal kingdom equally, with conservation and rural community development both coming out as as winners from sharing this spectacular area. Community game guards and resource monitors have been put in place, not only as a long-term conservation initiative, but to improve the quality of life for local Caprivian people, who now have new opportunities in ecotourism.Bwabwata aims to rehabilitate wildlife populations that were virtually destroyed by poaching.
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park, the 'Great White Place of Dry Water', lies in the vast space of Northern Namibia. It is one of Southern Africa's best loved wildlife sanctuaries. Etosha National Park offers excellent game viewing in one of Africa's most accessible venues. Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while the many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.
The coastal town of Lüderitz, named after its founder German merchant Adolf Luderitz, is located 815 kilometres from Windhoek.Stuck between the Namib Desert coast and the windswept South Atlantic, the town is barely touched by modern times. The local community is fiercely proud of their town's unique heritage.
The Skeleton coast has stunning scenery, from wind swept dunes to rugged canons, to the beaches, where bones are scattered, from where the park's name derives. The park covers 1.6 million hectares, bordered in the south by the Ugab river.The remains of shipwrecks scattered along the coast bear witness to many ships, which have come to grief along these desolate shores.It also houses one of the last great wildernesses in southern Africa, as well as the home of the often photographed Himba people.
Swakopmund is Namibia's most popular holiday destination, and it attracts surfers, anglers and beach-lovers from all over southern Africa.From activities like quad biking, dune-boarding, to camel safaris, or desert trips, Swakopmund has a lot to offer.
Windhoek has had several names, many inspired by the hot water springs found in the area. It has many German style buildings, a lasting reminder of Namibia's early colonial history. The majority of tourists visiting Namibia on a fly drive safari start their adventure in the capital as it is the main entry point to the country.