Namibia has a lot to offer, with numerous attractions, from ghost towns, to haunting beaches, home to an abundant amount of wildlife and more. Tourism Update shines a light on Namibia's top attractions.
The Skeleton Coast
The Skeleton Coast, with its dramatic atmospheric scenery is home to the Cape Cross Seal Colony, one of the largest breeding colonies of Cape fur seals.
The Skeleton Coast National Park covers a third of Namibia’s northern shoreline, with landscapes that vary from dunes, to volcanic rock, canyons and mountain ranges.
The area’s name is fitting, given the numerous shipwrecks scattering its beaches due to the Benguela current, rough surf and dense fog.
The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, from Black rhino, to elephants, big cats and many more.
Twyfelfontein features a large open-air art gallery with rock paintings and engravings, some of which date back around 6 000 years, created by the indigenous San people.
In 2008 the site was awarded World Heritage status.
Kolmanskop was originally a diamond mining village, but was abandoned when the diamonds were exhausted.
Visitors can explore abandoned sites, such as the old ballroom, hospital and bowling alley which have been flooded with desert sand.
Fish River Canyon
The Fish River Canyon is extremely popular with tourists who flock to the area, the majority choosing to experience the region on foot, hiking through the canyon.
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park remains a favourite among tourists due to its rich wildlife. Etosha Pan is a must-see, as it is a breeding ground for flamingos.
Sossusvlei is one of the country’s most popular natural attractions, with its impressive red sand dunes that surround the white salt and clay pan.
Sossusvlei translates to ‘dead-end marsh’, as it is the point where the dunes come together, preventing the Tsauchab River to flow any further.