5 Reasons why Namibia should be Listed on your 2019 Travel Itinerary
  1. The dunes of Sossusvlei 

When one thinks of visiting Namibia, you immediately think of red rolling sand dunes, deserts, open space and blue skies. Sossusvlei is known for this and will not disappoint with its rich red dunes that stand proudly; inviting you to scale their heights and truly enjoy the adventure that is Namibia. The best time to go is early morning, preferably over sunrise, before it gets too hot; otherwise sunset offers spectacular views. The favorite of the dunes to climb is that of Dune 45 and the climb takes about an hour. Exploring the dunes and surrounding area can be done on foot and you don’t need to be accompanied by a guide. You will, however, need to pay for an entrance permit at the gate of the park.

  1. Visit the Skeleton Coast 

The Skeleton Coast has boastfully earned its name because of the many shipwrecks and animal carcasses left abandoned along this vast stretch of coast. We’d highly recommend you take a guided safari tour to the Skeleton Coast, which takes around 4 days, alternatively, a private light aircraft will take you across to these remote and incredible areas of Namibia. This is one of the most amazing and extraordinary adventures you can do, it’s an experience like no other as there’s very few places in the world where the desert meets the ocean in this way. The unique backdrop gifts you with some of the best photography shots – that even the least experienced photographer will look like a professional! This is a holiday you will never forget and will remain a highlight on your “ticked off and achieved” bucket list.

  1. Enjoy adventure activities in Swakopmund 

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Swakopmund is a city located in the Namib Desert. Swakopmund is a beach side city with many activities that’ll definitely bring out the adventurous side of a you. You can find: windsurfing, angling, land yachting and paragliding, skydiving and quad biking to name a few. Skydiving is something that most people have on their bucket list and there is arguably no better place to do it than in Namibia! For those who are a little less daring, but still looking for thrill and excitement, there is sandboarding, quad biking and many more activities available just outside of the city, which will give you a taste of the desert without having to travel to far from the city. Luckily for those who are water babies, the Atlantic Ocean is right on the doorstep of the vibrant city of Swakopmund; offering a plethora of extraordinary experiences. And, for those who’d like to kick back and relax, or those that consider themselves ‘city slickers’, Swakopmund have more than a few incredible malls, markets, museums and galleries that’ll keep you busy for days! We’d highly recommend you stay in Swakopmund, even if you are eager to see the rest of Namibia. It’s a fantastic stop that shouldn’t be passed up, so be sure to add it to your Namibian travel itinerary!

  1. Enjoy Namibia’s world class accommodation 

Namibia is known to have some of the most beautiful world class hotels and accommodation scattered throughout the country. Whatever you are looking for, and whatever your needs you’re sure to find it in Namibia. From hotels tucked away in remote parts of the desert to business hotels in the city, Namibia’s hospitality has managed to cover it all. The best would be that you get as much information to make the correct booking that suits you and your family’s needs. Everyone has different ideas as to why they choose certain hotels and you will find one that suits and ticks off all your requirements.

  1. Adventure ‘off the beaten track’ through unique landscapes such as the Namib


Known as the world’s oldest desert, the Namib Desert should be on your list of places to go when travelling to Namibia. It is thought to be over 50 million years old. Don’t get the wrong idea that deserts are boring; with only loads of beautiful coloured sand and nothing more. There are plenty thrilling adventures to be found here! The highest sand dunes are found in the Namib Desert, so sandboarding is a must, and if you’re eager to experience the Namib from above, hot air ballooning is just one of the many incredible activities on offer. This is an epic experience that, again, you won’t easily be able to find anywhere else in the world.

Krissy Georgiadis

Written by Krissy Georgiadis

Law graduate and wanderlust sufferer. I like rum and beaches.