A visit to Namibia will be unlike any other holiday you’ve experienced. Most likely, this country in the southwest corner of Africa will capture you imagination and steal your heart. Namibia is a captivating blend of wondrous elements that all seem to defy logic. There is Namibia’s host of jaw-dropping natural sites such as River Fish Canyon, the second largest gorge in the world; its cosmopolitan cities that have retained a distinct European feel; its remote tribal people like the Himba and the proud San Bushmen; and above all, the unforgettable wildlife you might not see anywhere else in the world.
The capital of Windhoek lies in the centre of the country and houses the only international airport, aptly named Windhoek International Airport. The influence of German colonisation is prominent in the city’s language, architecture and cuisine. Windhoek is a wonderful place to begin your Namibian holiday, as the city offers a few noteworthy sites. A guided tour of the main attractions is the easiest way to knock them out. They include: the century-old Christuskirche (Christ Church; and the National Museum of Namibia, which provides some enlightening historical context of Namibia’s creation. Windhoek’s bustling city centre is a harmony of European and African culture. The centre is full of cafés, shops and market stalls and restaurants where you can wash down a meal with an ice-cold, German-styled lager.
Dramatic coastlines scratch their way down the western side of the country as the arid desert meets the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. In the north are the eerie dunes of the Skeleton Coast, littered with old shipwrecks and whalebones and home to the black-backed jackal. Venture all the way down along the southern coast and you will run into the colourful fishing town of Lüderitz, a splendid stopover. Here you can take a tour of the Kolmanskop Ghost Diamond Town, tear your way through the dunes on 4x4s and take a marine cruise to the surrounding islands where large colonies of African penguins and Cape fur seals live.
The majority of animal life in Namibia resides inland. Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s best game reserves and home to thousands of animals such as, elephants, rhinos, giraffe, lion and the elusive leopard. Namibia also has the largest free roaming cheetah population in the world. Visitors have their choice of magnificent safari destinations; from the immense open spaces of the Kalahari, to the copper coloured sand dunes of the Namib Desert. Every park and game reserve has their own accommodation options; from top of the line luxury lodges, to rustic campsites, where you can sleep under the African stars.
There is truly nowhere else on earth like Namibia. As you tour the country from top to bottom, you are sure to take away more than just stunning photos and handmade souvenirs. To make your holiday even more perfect pre-book your Namibia airport transfers with hoppa. Our trustworthy services will ensure your arrival and departure details are sorted, so you can dive into holiday mode even before your plane takes off.