There are many different areas in Namibia, all with their own individual highlights
The Atlantic Coast
The Remote North West
Etosha and surrounds
The Lush North East
The Mountainous Central
The mountainous Central, is home to Windhoek, capital of Namibia. Most tourist will visit this city at some point during their travels and it forms an ideal base to explore the country. The city is situated between ranges of mountains. In the vicinity of Windhoek you'll find the Erongo mountains, the Waterberg Mountains en Erindi Game Reserve.
The Beautiful South
The Green Kalahari
Areas in Namibia
The land of the San Bushmen, an abundance of game, sparsely grassed plains and vast open spaces, rolling dunes as far as the eye can see, cattle farming and traditional villages, eerie silence and solitude. This is pretty much the summ of the attractions of the fascinating Kalahari Desert. Technically speaking, the Kalahari is not a true desert as there is too much rain....
Red dunes, vast plains and rugged mountains make up the serene landscape between the inhospitable Namib Desert and the escarpment of the interior plateau. The majority of this region is occupied by the Namib-Naukluft Park, totaling 50,000 square km and home to some of the largest dunes in the world. With warm tints of apricot, orange, red and maroon, these dunes offer abstract beauty unseen anywhere else in the world.
Namibia is the only country in the world that has its entire coastline declared a National Park. It stretches for 1570km from the Kunene River at the Angolan border to the Orange River at the South African Border. The protected coastline consolidates four National Parks: The Skeleton Coast NP in the North, the Dorob and the Namib Naukluft National Parks in the centre and the Sperrgebiet, which is closed to the public, in the South.
The far North West of Namibia is now known as the Kunene region. It is made up out of the former Damaraland and Kaokoland provinces. The harsh climate makes this remote area pretty much inhospitable eventhough the area is home to many tourist attractions and home to the Himba's and the desert adapted elephants. If you make your way right up to the Angolan border the harsh and dry conditions make way for a beautiful lush and green river setting.
In the vast and arid space of Northern Namibia lies one of Southern Africa's best loved wildlife sanctuaries, Etosha National park. It offers unrivalled game viewing in a very accessibe venue.
A great draw are the floodlit waterholes where even the black rhino's come to drink.
It is a malaria free area, so perfect to visit with children.
In stark contrast to the rest of Namibia which is all pretty much desert area, the oddly shaped Caprivi Strip is made up from woodlands and wetlands, looking lush and green most of the year. A lot of the activities are waterbased and show many different species of game, including crocodiles, hippo's, lechwes and buffalo's amongst others. The Caprivi is a birders paradise with many species not found elsewhere in Nambia.