We've put some new pictures in today's post, as well as the link back to when we were there so you can get more information.
In the order of how much we enjoyed them, here's the list...
1. Etosha National Park
You can't go to Namibia without visiting Etosha National Park. One of the premier wildlife viewing parks in the world. Easily at the top of our list and definitely what we enjoyed the most about our two months in Namibia.
But even though Etosha can't be missed, there are other fantastic things to see as well.
2. The Hippos of the Kwando River
There are more people killed by hippos than there are people killed by lions. I think that was one of the things that made our excursion on the Kwando River so exciting. These gentle looking animals are fascinating to watch, but you can't be lulled into a false sense of security. They can sneak up under your boat and tip you over...and, they have no fear of humans!
Namibia isn't all about the animals though. There is some spectacular scenery, and we would have liked more time to explore our next area.
The huge sand dunes of the Sossusvlei area are simply fascinating. There's a lot to see in the whole area, including the Sesriem Canyon, and the billion year old petrified sand dunes!.
4. The Himba
We were originally unsure that we should visit this nomadic tribe. But we came away from the experience feeling culturally enriched. And it was definitely in the top half of our top ten!
Another area we were left wanting to see more of. Besides the dramatic landscape there's one of the oldest collection of rock engravings in the world at the Unesco Heritage site of Twyfelfontein.
6. Fish River Canyon
The "Grand Canyon" of Namibia is well worth the trip to the southern part of the country. It was too hot while we were there to do any hiking, but the 4x4 driving trail leads you to some spectacular vistas.
7. The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop
Definitely worth the effort to see this abandoned diamond mining town that has been taken over by the desert sand.
8. Camping at Waterberg Plateau National Park
Besides the great campsites, there's also hiking and a swimming pool!
9. Swakupmond and Walvis Bay
The seaside resort town of Swakopmund and the more industrial centre of Walvis Bay are worth a tour. We enjoyed watching the flamingos and seals, and especially the Swakopmund Museum.
10. The Capitol City of Windhoek
Not normally seen as a tourist town, Windhoek does have a certain charm and we enjoyed exploring the area. You're probably going to fly in to this city, so you may as well plan on a couple of days to see it properly.
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