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Discovering Sesriem, Namibia

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Feb
17

Sesriem often comes across as the poor relative of the Sossusvlei and is seen as little more than a gateway to this world-renowned area. It is, however, home to the spectacular Sesriem Canyon, a noteworthy feature in its own right.

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Aus, Namibia – Living on the edge

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Dec
9

If it wasn’t for the wild herds, Aus could be described as the original one-horse town. This small village is located on the B4 national road and is a popular pit-stop for tourists en route to their accommodation in Windhoek or other major centres. It is ideally located as a scenic and tranquil base for discovering Namibia’s southern interior.

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Exploring old haunts – Namibia’s ghost towns

Namibia is filled with forgotten places which beg exploration, and the Sperrgebiet is one of the best examples of these.  Book a guided tour as you will need a 4×4 vehicle and driver and, unless you wish to become a statistic, it really helps to have someone in your corner who knows their way around when venturing into deserted areas.  Your guide for the day will collect you at your Namibia accommodation and you will be glad that he is driving, and not you, as you jolt your way along roads that haven’t seen any maintenance in decades.

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Waterberg National Park – Namibia

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Aug
12

We are all familiar with the big game parks in Namibia such as Etosha, Namib Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei and the Caprivi Strip. However, one of the most successful reserves in the country, conservation-wise, is the relatively low-key Waterberg National Park. Rising high above the surrounding savannah and almost inaccessible, this park provides sanctuary to 26 mammal species including the  Cape buffalo,  tsessebe, sable and roan antelope and the critically endangered black rhinoceros.

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Namibia – Fish River Canyon

 

Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon

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.

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