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Namibia: a close encounter with nature

Namibia is a reflection of Africa that many people have in their minds when they thing about the continent. Pristine nature, desert landscapes, topographical diversity, rich fauna and flora, and interesting culture are only a few out of the myriad of elements that characterise this amazing country. If you dream about sleeping outdoors, strolls around the bush, and observing wild animals in their natural habitat, it will be an ideal place for you. Don't linger for too long and direct your steps to South West Africa. It’s here that you'll find one of the greatest jewels on the continent, the fascinating Namibia. 

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Nature Nature
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Wildlife Wildlife
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2,473 km 58 km/h 14 days roadtrip
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48 km 50 km/h 1 days scenic
King Nehale Gate Route King Nehale Gate Route

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Khaudum Offroad Route Khaudum Offroad Route

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To the Namib Naukluft Scenic Route To the Namib Naukluft Scenic Route

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Sossusvlei Scenic Road Sossusvlei Scenic Road

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Fish River Canyon Road Fish River Canyon Road

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201 km 36 km/h 1 days scenic
Epupa Falls Scenic Route Epupa Falls Scenic Route

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Kunene Valley Scenic Route Kunene Valley Scenic Route

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162 km 33 km/h 1 days scenic
Joubert Mountains Scenic Route Joubert Mountains Scenic Route

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148 km 40 km/h 1 days scenic
Grootberg Pass Road Grootberg Pass Road

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115 km 38 km/h 1 days scenic
Great Table Mountains Scenic Route Great Table Mountains Scenic Route

Great Table Mountains Scenic Route

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208 km 38 km/h 1 days scenic
West Coast Scenic Route West Coast Scenic Route

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Burnt Mountains Scenic Route Burnt Mountains Scenic Route

Burnt Mountains Scenic Route

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Waterberg Scenic Drive Waterberg Scenic Drive

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Khomas Panoramic Road Khomas Panoramic Road

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Kuiseb Panoramic Road Kuiseb Panoramic Road

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157 km 91 km/h 1 days scenic
Gamsberg Pass Panoramic Road Gamsberg Pass Panoramic Road

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To the Naukluft Mountains Scenic Route To the Naukluft Mountains Scenic Route

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218 km 69 km/h 1 days scenic
Tiras Mountains Scenic Road Tiras Mountains Scenic Road

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384 km 39 km/h 1 days scenic
Duwisib Panorama Route Duwisib Panorama Route

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285 km 52 km/h 1 days scenic
Orange River Scenic Route Orange River Scenic Route

Orange River Scenic Route

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268 km 61 km/h 1 days scenic
Kalahari Dunes Scenic Route Kalahari Dunes Scenic Route

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311 km 32 km/h 1 days scenic
Ongenga Scenic Route Ongenga Scenic Route

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105 km 50 km/h 1 days scenic
Gemkarab Scenic Route Gemkarab Scenic Route

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158 km 83 km/h 1 days scenic
Nyae Nyae Scenic Route Nyae Nyae Scenic Route

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100 km 31 km/h 1 days scenic
Dorsland Offroad Route Dorsland Offroad Route

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Windhoek Getaway Road Trip Windhoek Getaway Road Trip

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351 km 39 km/h 2 days scenic
Karas Mountains Scenic Road Karas Mountains Scenic Road

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Auob Panoramic Route Auob Panoramic Route

Auob Panoramic Route

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356 km 38 km/h 2 days scenic
Olifants Scenic Route Olifants Scenic Route

Olifants Scenic Route

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289 km 34 km/h 1 days scenic
Omatako Valley Scenic Route Omatako Valley Scenic Route

Omatako Valley Scenic Route

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275 km 49 km/h 1 days scenic
Dinosaur Tracks Road Dinosaur Tracks Road

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73 km 65 km/h 1 days scenic
Nossob Scenic Route Nossob Scenic Route

Nossob Scenic Route

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Road Trip highlights in Namibia

Windhoek, Namibia's capital, is one of the most eagerly visited cities in the country. Among its greatest attractions, you'll find the neo-Roman Christuskirche, Fort Alte Feste, and the National Art Gallery. The capital is also full of scenic parks, interesting museums (National Museum, the Owela Museum of Namibia), and restaurants with local cuisine. 

Practically in all parts of Namibia, you'll come across places and attractions that will surely enchant you. In the northern part of the country, you'll find, for example, Otjiwarongo, which has the only crocodile farm in Namibia. A real treats in the southern recesses are Keetmanshoop and one of world’s largest and most beautiful canyons - Fish River. 

The western and eastern parts are treasure troves of attractions as well. Special attention should be paid to Swakopmund, a luxury seaside resort characterised by German colonial architecture. Moving slightly more towards the south, you'll come across the Whale Bay located on the border of the Namib. Another interesting place in the western part of the country is Sesriem Canyon located near a town of the same name. 

Namibia is a country full of scenic nature reserves and extensive national parks. Among the most beautiful ones, you'll surely find the Etosha National Park. In the park, you'll find diverse animal and plant species as well as tourist camps, such as Halali, Okaukuejo, or Namutomi with a 19th-century fort. If you aren't already satisfied with the plethora of attractions, you should direct your steps to the Palmwag Nature Reserve or the Kalahari Desert. 

Namibia: car rental

Residents and tourists can travel by buses, minibuses, trains, and taxis. Another option is renting a car at one of the car rental companies located at the airport or in major cities. Try to use the services of large and reliable companies - although their prices may seem slightly higher in comparison to the smaller car rental spots, they are considerably safer. The best choice will be a 4x4 off-road vehicle which will guarantee you a smooth travelling experience on gravel roads. 

A great asset is Namibia's well-developed road infrastructure with paved roads and appropriate road signs. You should definitely stay watchful when moving at night as animals tend to casually cross the roads. In general, gravel roads have a high risk of accidents, not only due to animals, but also fractious motorists. Remember, that this country follows left-hand traffic. It's also worth bringing an International Driving Permit with you. 

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