Sunday, February 16, 2014

13 Reasons why you should go to Namibia

Namibia is a lovely country located on the south-west coast of Africa between South Africa, Angola, and Botswana. Unlike two of its neighbors, Namibia enjoys few political problems, a stable economy, and low crime rates. With a population of only 2.2 million, this sparsely-inhabited country has a scenic Atlantic coastline, impressive national parks, magnificent sand dunes, and great weather. Culturally diverse, Namibians collectively speak English, German, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo, Nama, Kavango, Portuguese, and more. If you're not yet convinced, here are 13 more reasons why you should go check it out:

1. To see the impressive Fish River Canyon...

2. ...and its inquisitive birds

3. To have sundowners with amazing sunsets

4. To stand on the Tropic of Capricorn

5. And kayak the Orange River

6. You can skydive over the sand dunes

7. ...and then try to climb them at sunrise

8. There's a sushi restaurant at the end of the pier in Swakopmund

9. The dead trees at Dead Vlei are fun to photograph

10. As are the huge sociable weaver nests

11. And the hornbills that will casually hang around your tent

12. Quiver trees are pretty cool

13. And don't forget about the wildlife at Etosha National Park!