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Namibia: Wildlife Destinations

Top 5 Things to do in the Namib Desert

1. Drift above the desert
Namib Sky offers hot-air balloon flights over the Sossusvlei area, including a celebratory champagne breakfast upon landing.
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2. Read the sands
A good guide will bring Sossusvlei to life, revealing the antics of tok-tokkie beetles, shovel-nosed lizards and horned adders by deciphering their tracks.


3. Skeleton Coast
Explore this forbidding shore on a fly-in safari, spying shipwrecks, whale bones and seal colonies from the air.
skeletoncoastsafaris.com


4. NamibRand Reserve
This huge private nature reserve of dunes, sandy plains and mountains borders the Namib-Naukluft and has excellent camps.
namibrand.com


5. Seals and birds galore
Join a 4WD tour from Swakopmund to see pelicans and waders at Walvis Bay or the seal colony at Cape Cross.
turnstone-tours.com

 

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wildlife travel essentials: Namibia

GETTING THERE

Flights to Windhoek are available via Frankfurt and Johannesburg.

TOURS

Turnstone Tours organises camping safaris to Sossusvlei and Damaraland. Expert Africa also knows the country well. 

WHEN TO GO

Visit year round.

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WHERE TO STAY

Namibia is an excellent self-drive destination, with a good range of B&Bs, guest farms, restcamps and campsites.

Further information: namibiatourism.com.na

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