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5 Wonders of Namibia – Sights That Will Make Your Vacation

Namibia is traveller's paradise. This amazing country is full of sprawling wilds, spectacular natural wonders, and unforgettable locales. All of this makes it one of the very best African nations you can vacation in. So, if you're planning to visit Namibia, here are the 5 top sights you need to see.

1

The Skeleton Coast

The skeleton coast is one of the most popular locations to visit in Namibia. This is a place that truly lives up to its name – you'll find skeletons of long-dead whales and seals that were left behind by ancient whalers. Next to these, you'll also find the decrepit hulls of ancient vessels that have been stranded and forgotten on the beach. If you're an ardent photographer, the coast will provide you with plenty of opportunities to capture its haunting beauty. The coast itself is pristine and can be perfect for a day's outing. As the sun reaches its zenith, you can even jump into the calm sea waters and cool down. All in all, this is definitely a stop you'll want to make as you tour through Namibia.

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Etosha National Park

Africa is renowned for being the best continent on the planet to go on safari and see some fantastic wildlife – and Namibia doesn't disappoint in this regard. If you have browsed through the many available Windhoek hotel offers, you'll surely have come across many establishments that offer custom safari experiences. However, for an iconic African safari adventure, few paces can beat the wonderful Etosha National Park. The park itself is enormous and surrounds the famous Etosha Pan. The central lagoons and waterways here provide an ideal breeding ground for wading birds like flamingos and pelicans. The plains here are home to all the iconic African wildlife species including the famous big five – the lion, African elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, and leopard.

3

Swakopmund

Considered to be one of the best holiday destinations in Namibia, Swakopmund is a great option if you're planning to take it easy and enjoy some of the local cultures. If you want to get a first-hand look at some traditional Namibian architecture, a walk around the town square is all you need to do. For those looking to relax and wile the time away, there are several great beaches to visit in the vicinity. You can also try out some exciting sports like dune racing and deep-sea fishing if you're up for some excitement.

4

Dune 7

Dune 7 – at a staggering 383 metres – is one of the tallest sand dunes you'll see in Africa! Both due to its immense size and raw natural beauty, the dune has become a popular tourist attraction. A climb up to the top of Dune 7 can be somewhat taxing, but the unparalleled view of the Atlantic Ocean in the distance makes it all worth it in the end.

5

Naankuse Lodge

If you're staying at one of the centrally located Windhoek hotels – say, for example, the Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino – be sure to visit the Naankuse Lodge which is found only a few minutes' drive away. Here you can enjoy horseback rides through the wilderness and spot one of Africa's most elegant predators in action – the sleek cheetah!