Namibia – a country blessed with beauty, abundant sunshine, and vast areas of unconfined space. Unspoiled landscapes and a large variety of game draw an increasing number of visitors each year from various parts of the globe make it the ideal destination for luxury Namibia safari Vacations.
Damaraland” was the 19th century name given to the north-central part of what later became Namibia by outsiders referring to the indigenous Herero-speaking people as “Damaras.” Damaraland’s landscape ranges from boulder strewn plains to curious rock formations surrounded by sand dunes.
Damaraland is a huge rugged untamed area and is prime desert adapted elephant territory, where herds traverse the Aba Huab riverbed seasonally in search of water and vegetation. Consequently, wildlife viewing concentrates along the riverbed and valleys.
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
In central-northern Namibia the flat landscape is dotted with a number of large salt pans, slight depressions created by wind action. The most famous of these formations is Etosha Pan, which resides in the eponymous Etosha National Park, a vast reserve spanning 7700 square miles.
During the Etosha National Park safaris, you will have an opportunity to spot springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, giraffe, eland and the largest population of black faced impala as well as black rhino.
Wedged between the mountain ranges of the escarpment in the east and the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Park in the west, the Marienfluss Conservancy stretches north to the Kunene River, the border with Angola.
The Namib, the world’s oldest desert runs along the coast so named because of the numerous stranded ships and shipwrecked sailors who died as a result. Hence, the name SKELETON COAST.
Sossusvlei is situated in the Namib Desert, the oldest in the world. The Namib forms part of the greater Namib Naufluft Park that stretches 250 miles south of Walvis Bay, between the west coast and the escarpment that runs parallel more than 60 miles inland. Its huge red dunes and flat valley floors make up the world famous view of the Namib.
The seemingly uniform red gold sands have come to be known by another name: the Sand Sea.
HOANIB SKELETON COAST
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Safari Tours – Rugged, iconic, startlingly life-filled Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is scenically located in a broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the Hoanib River in the northern part of the private Palmwag Concession. Its location thus straddles the Palmwag area and the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park, in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld.
The heart of Namibia, Windhoek, possesses a unique charm due to its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. Windhoek is the social, economic, and cultural centre of the country.
Nearly every Namibian national enterprise, governmental body, educational and cultural institution is headquartered there.