Close Encounters with Wild Animals While on Holiday in Namibia

by Jan 24, 2022

Windhoek, with its lush greenery and European architecture, maybe the starting point for a Namibia holiday; however, the vast majority of the country is desert. The enormous red dunes of the Sossusvlei salt and clay pan in the Namib Desert are mesmerizing at dusk. A large desert-adapted antelope known as the gemsbok will appear out of nowhere. Would you believe that 3,500 plant and animal species survive in this harsh environment?

This red-orange sand abruptly meets the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Catamarans cruise the waters of Walvis Bay in search of dolphins, seals, and pelicans. Less than an hour north, at Cape Cross on the Skeleton Coast, a massive breeding colony of Cape fur seals basks in the warm sunshine.

Damaraland’s ancient rock art reflects the region’s long human history. The open bush of Namibia’s Etosha National Park lies further north. Watch for agile springboks prancing through the grasslands and deserts, go on foot rhino tracking, or go on night safaris with expert guides. Long days of driving through Etosha culminate in a bush camp near a watering hole, where you can sit back and relax while a steady stream of animals come in for a drink

Namibia provides travellers with exceptional and diverse experiences, and Vibes Group UK is skilled at creating out-of-the-ordinary itineraries. It’s a perfect match. Start a conversation with our Vibes group experts, and they will plan the most memorable Namibia tour you can think of.

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