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10 Unique Things to Do in Namibia

Woman in a desert lodge in Namibia

Girl with a hat and a bag walking through a desert

 

If you wonder where is Namibia located, you are not the only one. The southern African country is not very known and is certainly one of the most underrated places on the planet. However, it is the perfect place for Nature and adventure lovers. The Namibia culture is very interesting and diverse, which also makes it a great place for travellers and explorers. There are plenty of things to do in the country. The Namibian desert is the oldest in the world.

 

Flamingos in Namibia

 

In the country, you will also find the tallest sand dunes, amazing National Parks, and the unique Namibian people. The Namibia population is a little more than 2.5 million people. The population is small compared to the size of the country, but the people are friendly and hospitable.

Here is a selection of 10 unique things to do in Namibia.

Visit Sossusvlei & Deadvlei

Woman posing in beautiful red dunes

 

One of the most iconic sights in Namibia is the unique red sand dunes surrounding dead trees. These trees are believed to be around 1000 years old and are surrounded by dry, crusty clay soil, formed by the winds and harsh climate.

 

Meet the Himba Tribe

Himba person from Namibia with red clay on the face

 

The Himba people are most well known for their unusual pigment. They spread red clay on their faces to protect themselves from the sun and pests.

 

Hop on an ATV

ATV on the red dunes in Namibia

If you like the adrenaline, get an ATV and drive down the dunes. This is one of the most fun things to do in Namibia.

Visit Etosha National Park

Lion and other animals in the most famous national park in Namibia

 

Elephants and zebra in Namibia's national park

 

Etosha is the most famous park in Namibia. It is located in the northern part of the country and is full of amazing Nature and wildlife.

Sandboard down the dunes

Kids sand boarding though the red dunes

 

In Namibia, you can sandboard down the world’s largest dunes. However, keep in mind that there is no lift to pull you up and down.

 

See ancient paintings

Animal ancient paintings on rocks

 

Namibia was home to ancient cultures, so there are many caves where you can see ancient drawings dating back thousands of years.

 

Stargaze in the desert

Fancy hotel in a desert in Namibia and a sky full of stars

 

The desert is the perfect place to gaze up into the night sky. It is also crystal clear and the stars are very visible.

 

Learn some words in a click language

Man showing click language in Namibia

 

This is one of the most unique things to do in Namibia. It is the place where click languages are spoken. Sit down with a local and learn a few sounds. It is also quite fun!

 

Check out the classic cars

Woman sitting in an old classic car with cactus growing in it

 

Another great thing to do in Namibia is to go on a classic car tour. There are also old cars in the desert which are quite a sight to see among the dry, barren landscapes.

 

Take a photo in a salt flat

Girl jumping and another one taking a picture of her in a salt flat

 

Check out one of the giant salt flat stretches which are also great photo opportunities. There you can play with perspective and enjoy the endless horizon. Namibia is an amazing place to visit before it has become a mass tourist destination. These are only some of the unique things you can enjoy in the country. Add it to your travel list to find out more by yourself.

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