Etosha National Park, Namibia
Namibia in Southern Africa is a popular destination for tourists interested in wildlife, desert scenery and traditional African cultures. Namibia is easy to travel around, the roads are good and you can rent a car or camper and make use of the wonderful campsites that are well maintained throughout the country. The main towns of Swakopmund and the capital Windhoek are modern towns with lots of hotels and restaurants.
Etosha National Park is the country's premier wildlife park. There are several upscale lodges in the park and you are very likely to see the Big 5 when you visit. Other Namibian highlights include hiking in the world second largest canyon, the Fish River canyon. You can also spend time in the remote area of Kaokoland with the Himba or the San Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert. The sand dunes of Namibia are legendary; they're vast, beautiful and a lot of fun to roll down.
Enjoy the images of Namibia below and see what a great destination it is.
The scenery at Namibia's premier game reserve, Etosha National Park, is as interesting as its abundant wildlife.
Lion at Etosha National Park, Namibia
Waterhole at Etosha National Park, Namibia
Okaukuejo Camp in Etosha is one of three camps in the national park and it has this wonderful waterhole on site which attracts all manner of thirsty wildlife.
Selling Firewood in Damaraland, Namibia
Damaraland is a scenic part of Namibia with mountains and open plains where you can see elephant, rhino and ostrich.
Brandberg Mountain, Namibia
Brandberg Mountain is Namibia's highest mountain (2606 m) and well known for the thousands of bushman rock art paintings that have been found in the area.
Sossusvlei lies in the Namib Naukluft Park in the heart of the Namib desert. It's a wonderful place to camp with spectacular sand dunes all around.
The Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia
The sand dunes around Sosussvlei in the Namib Naukluft Park in the Namib Desert are the highest in the world and can get up to 300 meters.
Jumping the Dunes near Swakopmund, Namibia
Sand dunes are a big draw in Namibia, there are lots of them and they are a lot of fun. You can climb, jump, sand board and 4x4 on them.
Young Himba Ladies, Namibia
The Himba live in northwest Namibia. The women wear mini-skirts made of goat skins adorned with shells and jewellery made of iron and copper.
Young Himba Girl, Namibia
Himba Village, Namibia
The Himba of northwest Namibia live in houses that are just simple cone-shaped structures made with saplings covered in mud and dung.
Himba Girl, Namibia
The Himba live in northwest Namibia and are pastoralists. This is a young Himba girl riding a donkey, the best transport in this rocky land.
Herero Woman, Namibia
The Herero are one of Namibia's main tribes and the women are easily recognizable by their distinctive Victorian look influenced by early German missionaries.
Herero Ladies, Namibia
The Herero women of Namibia traditionally wear these Victorian inspired headdresses and heavy skirts with petticoats, despite the soaring desert temperatures.
San (Bushman) Mother and Child, Kalahari, Namibia
The San of the Kalahari are traditional hunter-gatherers and the original inhabitants of this part of the world. The Kalahari desert is in eastern Namibia.
San (Bushman) Elder, Kalahari, Namibia
In traditional San societies the elders are the leaders of the tribe and make important decisions collectively. The San don't have chiefs, they are egalitarian.
San (Bushman) Hunter, Kalahari
The San (Bushman) of the Kalahari traditionally relied on hunting and gathering for their livelihood. Men still hunt using a bow and arrows tipped with poison.
Road to Swakopmund, Namibia
This is what the road to the coastal town of Swakopmund looks like. The scenery is sparse but beautiful, and the roads are excellent despite being dirt roads.
Cleaning the Streets of Swakopmund, Namibia
Swakopmund is a quaint town with a strong German heritage on Namibia's Atlantic coast. It's popular with local Namibians looking to escape the summer heat.
Main Street in Swakopmund, Namibia
The coastal town of Swakopmund is a very clean and modern German looking town. There are lots of hotels and restuarants catering to Namibians on holiday.
Men Resting on a Bench, Swakopmund, Namibia
Swakopmund is a small coastal town in Namibia popular with local Namibians as a holiday destination. It's a sleepy town in the off-season.
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Walvis Bay lies on the Atlantic coast where the desert dramatically meets the sea. It's a popular holiday town and a place for cruise ships to dock.
Welwitschia Mirabilis, Namibia
The Welwitschia is a unique plant that grows in the Namib desert. The plant pictured here is about 1000 years old (their lifepsan is between 400-1500 years).
Fish River Canyon, Namibia
The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is the second largest canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon in the US) and offers some incredible hiking opportunties.
Flamingos in Flight, Namibia
Namibia is a wonderful country for bird watching and among many others, you can see flamingos along the Atlantic coast and in the salt pans of Etosha.
Windhoek is Namibia's capital city. All the government offices are located here as well as lots of restuarants, shops, hotels and a casino.