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Places of Interest - Namibia

what to see in Namibia

A listing of places of interest in Namibia. These are sorted by region - as defined in the map below

Bwabwata National Park
Formerly called the Caprivi Game Reserve, this park is unique in encouraging humans & wildlife to co-exist
Caprivi
The Caprivi Strip links northern Namibia with the southern African countries of Zimbabwe & Zambia
Katima Mulilo
The major town of the Caprivi, offers local markets and an airport with frequent flights from Windhoek
Kavango
Best known for the town of Rundu and the Kavango River, which flows down to the Okavango Delta
Khaudum Park
Between Bushmanland & the Kavango lies this remote un-fenced park. With no facilities or accommodation parties visiting the park require a minimum of two 4x4's
Mahango Game park
Part of the Bwabwata National Park - this is a small game reserve on the Kavango River
Mamili Park
A small, seldom visited national park based around wet-lands.
Mudumu Park
The third section of the Bwabwata Park, this is exellent for viewing predators & bird species
Rundu
The administrative capital of the Kavango Area
Gobabis
The capital of 'cattle country' near the border with Botswana
Kalahari Desert
Much of eastern Namibia is covered by the Kalahari - this desert area is typified by small red dunes
Karibib
A town best known for being located mid-way between Windhoek & Swakopmund
Khorixas
Formerly the capital of the Damaraland area the town has fallen on hard times
Okahandja
Two wood carvers markets and a location close to Windhoek make this a curio seekers paradise
Omaruru
A small artistic oasis in the Erongo region
Otjiwarongo
'The place of the fat cows' is a pleasant town situated close to the Waterberg Plateau
Rehoboth
Small town south of Windhoek.
Spitzkoppe
Beautiful granite mountains, san rock art and a reasonably run community campsite
Twyfelfontein
World Heritage Site with a high density of rock engravings
Uis
Once a tin mining town, now in recession. Close to the Brandberg Mountain
Usakos
Small town on the main road between Windhoek & Swakopmund. Close to the Erongo Mountain and Spitzkoppe
Waterberg Plateau
A game reserve specialising in endangered species, including Rhino
Windhoek
The capital of Namibia, and a good place to start your travels
Cape Cross
A large and smelly colony of Cape Fur Seals.
Henties Bay
A holiday town between Swakopmund & Cape Cross
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
An abandoned diamond mining town near Luderitz
Luderitz
Southern harbour town, close to the ghost town of Kolmanskop
Mowe Bay
Administrative center for the Skeleton Coast Park
Skeleton Coast
The northern coastline of Namibia - best known for shipwrecks
Sperrgebiet Park
The restricted 'diamond area' of southern Namibia has recently been proclaimed a national park
Swakopmund
The premier holiday town offers lots of adrenaline activities
Walvis Bay
The country's main harbour, the lagoon offers bird watchers & water sport enthusiasts an ideal outlet
Damaraland
a semi desert area of central & northern Namibia, spectacular scenery and few people make it the ultimate get away
Epupa Falls
beautiful (and very remote) waterfalls on the border with Angola, hard to reach but worthe the effort.
Etosha National Park
One of the world's greatest game parks.
Grootfontein
A cattle farming town best known for being close to the Hoba Meteorite
Kaokoland
One of the most remote areas in Africa, home to the nomadic Himba People & desert adapted elephants.
Opuwo
The only town of any size in Kaokoland
Oshakati
This bustling town in the far northern region of Namibia is also the country's second largest settlement
Otjikoto Lake
Permanent natural lake near the town of Tsumeb
Otavi
Small town in a maize farming area
Outjo
About 100km's south of the Andersson Gate entrance to Etosha Park this small town in a popular place to buy supplies before entering the park
Tsumeb
Previously a large mining town this is now better known for being the gateway to eastern Etosha
Tsumkwe
A village in bushmanland, near the Nyae Nyae Pan and Kaudom Game Reserve
Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
A large new park crossing the border between South Africa & Namibia
Aus
Town on the edge of the Namib Desert
Bethanie
One of the first settlements in the country
Fish River Canyon
Spectacular canyon vistas
Keetmanshoop
The unofficial capital of the south
Mariental
A village which acts as the gateway to the southern Kalahari
Namib Naukluft Park
A vast park which includes sections of the Namib Desert
NamibRand Reserve
Private game reserve in the Namib
Naukluft Mountains
The mountainous section of the Namib-Naukluft park. Excellent for hiking.
Orange River
The Orange River forms Namibia's southern border (with South Africa).
Sossusvlei
The highlight of Namibia, huge red dunes make for amazing views and photographic opportunities