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Windhoek

Windhoek the capital city of Namibia where most of the tours start and end is centrally located. The international airport, Hosea Kutako is situated 45 km's east of Windhoek .

Windhoek is a small bustling city with an estimated population of 400 000. It lies in an airy basin in the central highlands, surrounded by the Auas Mountains in the south-east, the Eros Mountains in the north-east and the Khomas Hochland in the west.
Windhoek is often described as a city with a 'continental' atmosphere. This can be ascribed to its architecture - historical buildings dating back to German colonial rule - as well as to its cuisine, culture, dress codes and educational institutions. At the same time Windhoek has the colour, sounds and tempo of a modern African city.
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Deep South

The country's spectacular geological phenomenon and the highlight of 'Deep South' is the Fish River Canyon. Eroded over many millennia, the Fish River Canyon is the second-largest natural canyon in the world. Its full length is 160 k m - the width is up to 27 km and depth up to 550 meters -

Lüderitz, a coastal town in the "Deep South" is a unique destination. Ten km's to the east lays the world-renowned ghost town, Kolmanskop which will give you a spellbinding insight into what life was in this former diamond settlement. Other activities include bird-watching, visiting Halifax Island to view Namibia's largest colony of African penguins, Lüderitz Peninsula and its many bays and beaches, whale watching, windsurfing and speed-sailing
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Sossusvlei

The Sossusvlei area is characterized by enormous red sand dunes and vast open plains. No part of the desert is visually more dramatic than Sossusvlei with its monumentally high dunes. These gigantic star-shaped mountains of sand - one of the largest was measured from the base as 325 meters high - are a sought-after topic for artists and photographers.

The warm tints of the sand contrast vividly with the dazzling white surfaces of the large deflationary clay pans at their bases. One of these, referred to as Dead Pan, is a large ghostly expanse of dried white clay, punctuated by skeletons of ancient camel-thorn trees, carbon-dated as being between 500 and 600 years old.
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West Coast

Swakopmund is Namibia's premier coastal holiday destination while Walvisbay is Namibia's harbor town and the hub for the fishing industry. These two towns are sandwiched between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot Namib Desert.

Swakopmund has a wide choice of hotels, pensions and restaurants, and several coffee shops selling traditional German cakes and pastries. The coast with its desert hinterland offers you many options, both for adventure and for relaxation. Swakopmund boast beautiful clean beaches and the coastline offers unique plants, animals and birds. This Coast line is the beginning of the famous Skeleton Coast waiting to be explored.
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Damaraland

The rugged, rocky landscape of Damaraland in north-west Namibia is characterized by valleys and dry riverbeds that carve their way through deep gorges and ancient geological features. The Palmwag conservancy, which is well populated with desert adopted elephants and black rhinos, offers a picturesque setting for the unique photographic opportunity.
The area boasts the geologically fascinating Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site– with its wealth of rock engravings. Other special attractions are the majestic Brandberg with ancient Bushman rock art, the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes, the Spitzkoppe, and the Erongo Mountains.
The area is home to around Nama, Damara, Riemvasmaker and Herero people.
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Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park is the country's top tourist attraction. Your Namibian tour is never complete without Etosha, which is one of the largest game reserves in Africa with a surface of approximately 23,000 square kilometer, 114 Mammals species and well over 300 various species of birds can be viewed in Etosha. Large mammals such as elephants, giraffes, rhinos, lions can be seen.

There are many accommodation establishments situated outside Etosha, but close enough to allow day excursions into the park. If you want to stay in the park, Namibia Wildlife Resorts provides comfortable accommodation.
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Central Highlands

Rising as an island of color some 200 meters above the surrounding African bush and savannah, the Waterberg Plateau with its flamboyant brick-red sandstone formations and lush green vegetation is without a doubt the main draw card of the region. Other attractions are the Hoba Meteorite, the Otjihinaparero dinosaur footprints and the Dragon's Breath underground lake neat Tsumeb.

Namibia is knows to be the cheetah capital of the world. The biggest population of cheetahs and leopards can be found in this region. Visit either Okonjima Wildcat foundation or the Cheetah Conservation Foundation (CCF) to view some of these magnificent cats.
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Okavango and Caprivi region (Zambezi region)

The region is in stark contrast to the rest of the country. Its lure is its wild and untamed quality, which gives visitors a peek into authentic African lifestyles. Perennial rivers and expansive floodplains, lush tropical vegetation, an abundance of game and birds, and scattered settlements provide a complete change of scenery from the rest of the Namibian landscape

A large variety of game and an abundance of birds can be viewed in this areas. It is the only area where Buffalo and Hippopotamus can be seen in their natural habitat. Over 400 different species of birds have been recorded in this area and rare animals such as the sable and Roan antelope can be seen.
This region is the road gateway to Victoria Falls and the Okavango delta.
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