One of the lesser known, less travelled destinations of the world would be Namibia. Destinations like Europe, Australia could be far more popular but if you haven’t yet gone to Namibia then you have missed out on one of the most spectacular and breath-taking place of Africa – Namibia. Usually people skip out on this place due to much more exciting places of Africa like Mozambique, Zambia, but
Where else can you find such contrasting and scenic landscapes – deserts, oceans, mountains and dunes? It wouldn’t be inappropriate to say Namibia is a paradise for visitors. But then again, planet earth is full of wondrous and gorgeous places. Whether you want to explore the wild jungles or the red dunes or the mountains for hiking you must travel to Namibia and try out the wildest activities you could ever do!
The best season for visiting Namibia depends on what you would like to do and what you would like to visit. Although the weather remains pleasant and dry throughout the year and it’s good to visit throughout the year. The weather remains especially pleasant from April to May with lush greenery and cool weather. Also, the risk for catching malaria is quite low at this time and it’s perfect for game viewing at the Etosha National park. If you are interested in bird watching, travel to Namibia during the summers. Namibia boasts of over 700 species of birds and world’s largest population of rhinos. And that’s not just the beginning, you can spot owls, lions, elephants and cheetahs. To truly appreciate the beauty, rent a car and drive around the entire country and absorb the beauty it has to offer. The town of Swakopmund is a must see beach town renowned for its German culture which still has the colonial architecture. It has some of the highest dunes in the world and perfect for quad biking and sand borders. The major attractions of Namibia are Sossusvlei, Fish River canyon, Moringa forest n Etosha, Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Waterburg Plateau National Park, Namib Rand Private Game Reserve and the Namib-Naukluft National Park. For star gazers, Namib and Damaraland offer clear skies and a great space to explore the vastness of the sky.
The landscape is quite good enough to suit the faint hearted as well as the daredevils. You can try out relaxing sports like golf, horse riding, jungle safaris and wildest activities like sand skilling, ballooning, paragliding, abseiling, hiking, kite surfing and rock climbing to name a few. Even if you just watch the rustic desert, you would still marvel at the beauty Namibia is!
Namibia is still an uncharted territory and untouched by unwanted development. It is an off-beat travel destination and is only starting to find its own in the huge tourism industry. It also draws a lot of influence from Germany, Portugal and you can find a mix of cultures which includes Portugese, German and Himba (tribal population who still follow traditional lifestyle). And if you love beer, you should definitely try the beer which is brewed here and follows a brewing methodology so close to German style that even Germans will love this beer! So book your tickets to Namibia and head on to the wildest journey of your dreams.
Read more about Namibia: http://wikitravel.org/en/Namibia