Namibia and Long Distance Running – not for the faint hearted
There have been few blog posts dedicated to extreme sports in Namibia before – this is because there is something about the surreal and stark scenery of Namibia and the Namib Desert that makes people want to put themselves to the test.
The Fish River Hiking Trail is one of the most famous hikes in Southern Africa. The hike winds in and out of the second largest canyon in the world and while it is certainly not for the unfit and unprepared, the rewards are remarkable. A hiker could easily feel like they (and their hiking group) are the last people on earth. The scenery is breathtaking and spectacular with the canyon walls rising almost 200 metres above you.
Namibia as a hot spot for extreme sports, it is after all an extreme country. One of the many sports on offer here is paragliding. Namibia is one of the world’s top paragliding destinations – so when you are planning your extreme sports holiday, be sure you book your Namibian accommodation to get your fix of floating up in the air, looking down on the incredible vistas of ocean and desert.
Visitors to Namibia, whether they are looking for luxury accommodation in Namibia or touring on a camping trip, should stop in at the colourful vibey little town of Luderitz, found on the southern tip of Namibia’s wild coastline. Luderitz locals will tell you that there are five elements that characterise the southern areas of Namibia; these are the wind, the ocean, crayfish, breath-taking scenery and finally, the parties. Luderitz locals are simply addicted to talking, laughing and having a good time.
“Photography is painting with light” – Des Bartlett
From the stark, otherworldly landscapes of the Sossusvlei, to the striking figures of the Himba and Herero people, the small bands of desert elephants that roam the Namib and the historic buildings of Luderitz and Swakopmund, Namibia is a country that lends itself to art in all its forms, but particularly that of photography. Many iconic images of Africa are in fact taken in Namibia, women of the Himba tribe and the fossilized trees of the Deadvlei stand out in particular.
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