It's vast, its interesting, and there really is no place like it. Here are some of the many reasons to visit Namibia.
Visit A Mesosaurus Fossil Site
One of the most interesting places to visit in Namibia is the Mesosaurus Fossil Site, right outside Keetsmanashoop. The best part of it is that the man who takes visitors around, explaining enthusiastically what each fossil used to be and the various research project and excavations in the area, is the same person that, as a child, actually found the first fossils in the area.
The Fish River Canyon
One of the unmissable things to do in Namibia is exploring the Fish River Canyon, or at least admiring it from above, where the views are simply astonishing. This is supposed to be the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon, measuring 170km in length, 27km in width and almost 500 metres at its deepest. There are also many hiking trails around the area.
Not far from the city of Luderitz, pink flamingos can be found. It is possible to get up close and personal to get those incredible photos – although keep in mind that making a lot of noise or walking up to them too quickly will make them fly away.
Speaking of desert, Sesriem is one of the nicest places to visit in Namibia. One of the nicest things to do is to walk up the dunes in Sesriem to admire the sunset. It is a rather sandy experience, and walking on the sand can be quite tiring; but it is certainly worth the effort. The light is simply splendid.
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park is a must stop. The park is vast, and these plenty of opportunity to see animals. On a lucky day, it is possible to spot various antelopes, zebra’s and giraffe’s, elephants, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, ostriches and even rhinos.