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Best 7 Tourist Attractions In Namibia

As one of the most sparsely populated country in the world, but Namibia has many beautiful tourist attractions. Namibia is a country of dry land, rough, and full of contrasts. However, Namibia still has a magnet for tourists to come. Namibia is the main destination for those who enjoy nature, magnificent landscapes, spectacular sand dunes, and see the wildlife.

Namibia, a country in southern Africa, natural habitation for thousands of cheetahs, the only place in the world with the most number of cheetahs. In addition, with the giant sand dunes, ancient petroglyphs, crater and waterfall, making this country into one of the most untouched landscape in Africa.

Here best tourist attractions In Namibia:

1. Kolmanskop


Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert, a few kilometers from the port town of L├╝deritz. Many Germans settled in this area after the diamond was found here in 1908. Encouraged by the great wealth of the first diamond miners, the town Kolmanskop was built in the architectural style of a German town with facilities and institutions, including schools, hospitals ballroom, casino, and the first tram in Africa.

Unfortunately, the city becoming obsolete after the first world war. At that time the diamond trade declined sharply, and the residents of the city chose to move and seek livelihoods elsewhere. Kolmanskop completely abandoned in 1984. Currently, Kolmanskop known as a place for photographers to sharpen their skills. Many photographers hunting photos here. City without inhabitants is also famous among tourists who want to see one of uniqueness in Namibia more closely.

2. Skeleton Coast


Skeleton Coast is the northern part of the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia. Dense fog, strong storms, causing many ships in the past aground along the Skeleton Coast. Desolate coastline has become known as the largest ship graveyard in the world.

They were stranded and managed to swim through the surf and reach the shore, still have to face the desert, without water beach. The north coast of Terrace Bay is dominated by sand dunes that high. It's the most interesting part of the Skeleton Coast.

3. Swakopmund


Swakopmund is Namibia's largest coastal city and a popular beach resort for a vacation. The dunes nearby provides several activities such as sandboarding, horse riding and quad biking, while the Swakopmund beach, providing plenty of surf and sand objects.

4. Sossusvlei


Located in the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei is shaped like a large clay pot surrounded by giant red sand dunes. Tsauchab River flows through the desert, and the rare flood waters owned by the vegetation that survives in the clay.

During sunrise and sunset, the color of the sand dunes, constantly changing, and provides an opportunity for photographers who visit. Fierce desert winds that constantly change shape and texture of the sand dunes, giving an ever-changing landscape of the desert.

5. Fish River Canyon


Fish River Valley in southern Namibia is probably just one level below Grand Canyon in Arizona in its glory. The valley is truly enormous. The canyon has a giant gorge, a total of about 160km (100 miles) long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters.

6. Caprivi Strip


Caprivi Strip is a narrow piece of land between Botswana in the south, Angola, Zambia to the north, and Okavango Region to the west Namibia. The Caprivi is the wettest region in Namibia with high rainfall and a number of large rivers such as the Okavango, Kwando and Zambezi.

Abundance of water supporting a wide range of animals, including a large population of elephants. The wildlife is protected in four reserves. There are no fences so the animals can roam freely across the borders of neighboring countries.

7. Spitzkoppe


Dubbed the "Matterhorn of Namibia", The Spitzkoppe is a group of bald granite peaks in the Namib desert. The highest peak, at approximately 700 meters (2,300 feet) above the flat desert floor. Granite massif, created by the collapse of a giant volcano more than 100 million years ago and the subsequent erosion of exposed volcanic rock. Attractions include a lot of strange rock formations and some of the San (Bushman) paintings are found in many places.