Namibia is a beautiful country with a huge variety of it is very unique fauna and flora. Apart from Etosha National Park, there are so many more places of interest.
Though harsh and inhospitable, this expanse of uncharted wilderness in the northern Kalahari has nine different habitats and supports communities of hunter-gatherers – known locally as Bushmen – and a high concentration of wild animals and birds. The landscape includes open grasslands, pans, dry riverbeds and dense woodlands. Bushmanland spans the 200km of emptiness between the prosperous farmland and the mining towns in the north.
Caprivi Game Park
The Caprivi Strip is a tropical area with high temperatures and considerable rainfall during the rainy season from December to March making it the wettest region of Namibia. The terrain consists mainly of swamps, floodplains, wetland and woodland. Described as Namibia’s answer to the Okavango Delta, Caprivi is a game-rich area. More than 400 bird species inhabit the area, which contains three game reserves. It also is home to 450 animal species including elephants making Caprivi a popular game viewing area.
The geography changes complete towards the west with endless sandy wastes that are able to sustain amazingly small, but wide-ranging, populations of desert-adapted giraffe, black rhino, elephant, ostrich and springbok. Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia with prehistoric water courses, open plains, grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges. It is a huge untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offers travellers a more adventurous challenge.
Located in the far north-west, Kaokoland is one of the most pristine and solitary regions in Namibia. The almost inaccessible area south of the Kunene River, is home to the Himba people, who have kept their ethnic individuality and culture in the seclusion of Kaokoland.
The Kunene is a perennial river that rises in the highlands of Angola and carves its way along the Namibian border through wild and arid mountains before reaching the Atlantic. The river course is an astonishing contrast of sub-tropical growth amid the rocky outcrops and treeless plains of Kaokoland.
Skeleton Coast National Park
The Skeleton Coast is the northern part of the Atlantic coast of Namibia. This 2 million hectare park is one of the most inhospitable and least visited places on earth – a challenge for those on a Namibia safari. To get there by road entails an equally tough drive through the rugged mountains of the Damaraland.
Waterberg Plateau Park
Often skipped or at best given a single night’s layover, as people race for pole position at a waterhole in Etosha National Park up north, the Waterberg has many game farms and lodges that warrant a longer stay. The 200 metre-high, flat-topped Waterberg Plateau is sometimes described as the Lost Eden because, once up there, the animals have no way down. Leopard, buffalo, and the rare and endangered roan and sable antelope live atop this magnificent brick-red sandstone block.