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Tourism in Namibia is a major industry contributing a huge amount of money to the country’s gross domestic product. Annually, over One Million travelers visit Namibia, with roughly one in three coming from South Africa, then Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and finally France.

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Windhoek

Windhoek, the capital and the biggest city, is the main entrance point for the people flying into Namibia, usually at Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, the main hub for Air Namibia. Important tourist sites in Windhoek include: the Tintenpalast, which is the seat for both the National Council and National Assembly, Windhoek Country Club Resort, – opened in 19195 as a host to the Miss Universe 1995 and one of the premier hotels and golf tournament in the country, Zoo park and other places. Windhoek also has the first five (5) Star hotel in the country known as the Hilton Windhoek – opened in 2011 – marking Hilton’s 50th Hotel in the Middle East and Africa

Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay, as the fourth biggest town in Namibia and host to the main post of the country, as well as Walvis Bay International Airport. Geographically the town is uniquely situated, as it is the meeting place of extreme landscape – on one side the Namib Desert and the oldest desert in the world and on the other side a massive lagoon and harbor flowing from the Atlantic Ocean. Both these landscape lend themselves towards some of the most unusual sight-seeing opportunities in Namibia.

The lagoon and Harbor is home to various species and large numbers of sea mammals and bird life. The Namib Desert on the other side is called, “The living Desert”, because of the large of living species found there.

Walvis Bay is one of many tourism activity centers of Namibia. Activities include various water related activities like, Shore angling, Shark angling, Sight-Seeing, and Photographic boat cruises, Sea Kayaking and Wind and Kite Surfing. Walvis Bay yearly houses one of the International legs of Speed Kite and Wind Surfing

Land activities include Sandwich Harbor Sightseeing tours, Desert sightseeing tours, 4 x 4 Dune driving tours into the massive dunes south of the Kuiseb River, Dune hang gliding, Dune Boarding and Dune Skiing, Guided Educational, Historic and Anthropologic Quad Biking tours into the Kuiseb Delta, visit to the Topnaar People- descendants of the Khoi-Khoi and living in the desert tours.

Swakopmund

Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of Germany Colonial Architecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbor for Germany –West Africa. Attractions include spectacular sand Dunes near Langstrand, south of the Swakop River. The city is known for extreme sports. Nearby is a farm that offers Carmel rides to tourist and Martin Luther Steam Locomotive, dating from 1896 and abandoned in the desert.

The desert Express, a TransNamib tourist train, runs between Windhoek and Swakopmund. The Swakopmund Skydiving Club has operated from Swakopmund since 1974.

Namb-Naukluft Park

The Namib- Naukluft Park is a National Park in Namibia encompassing part of the Namib Desert (considered the world’s oldest desrt) and the Naukluft Mountain Range. With an overall area of 49, 768Km2 (19, 216 Sq Miles), the Namb-Naukluft is the largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. The most well know area of the park is Sossuvlei, which is the main visitor attraction in Namibia

A surprising collection of creatures survive in the hyper- arid region, including Snakes, Geckos, unusual Insects, Hyenas, Gemsbok and Jackals. More moisture comes is as fog off the Atlantic Ocean then falls as rain with average 106 millimeters of rainfalls per year concentrated in the months of February and April.

Ancient Dunes near Sossusvlei, in relatively frequently visited center of the National Park, is accessible by road from Sesriem. The winds that bring in the fog are also responsible for creating the park’s towering Sand Dunes, whose burnt orange color is a sign of their age. The orange color develops over time as Iron in the Sand is oxidized, like rusty metal. The older the dune, the brighter the color.

These Dunes are the tallest in the world, in some places rising more than 300 meters (almost 1000 feet) above the desert floor. The dunes taper off near the Coast and Lagoons, Wetlands and Mudflats located along the shore and attract hundreds thousands of birds.

‘Namib’ means “Open space”, and the Namib Desert gave its name to Namibia – “Land of open spaces” The park was established in 1907 when the Germany Colonial Administration proclaimed the area between the Swakop River and Kuiseb River a game reserve. The Park’s present boundaries were established in 1978 by the merging of the Namib Desert, Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park and part of Diamond Area 1 and some other bits of the surrounding government lands.

It’s an area larger than Switzerland (41, 285 Km2), roughly the size of the US States of New Hampshire and Vermont combined. The region is characterized by high isolated Inselbergs and Kopjes (the Afrikaans term for Rocky Outcrops), made up of dramatic blood red granite, rich in feldspars and sandstone. The eastern most part of the park covers Naukluft Mountains.

Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast is the coastal region bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the West and Kaokoveld and Damaraland to East. The Skeleton Coast is the Northern part of the Atlantic coast of Namibia and South of Angola from the Kunene River, South to the Swakop River, although the name is sometimes used to describe the entire Namib Desert coast. The Bushmen of Namibian interior called the region, “The Land God made in Anger”, while the Portuguese sailors once referred to it as, “Gates of Hell.”

The name Skeleton Coast was coined by John Henry Marsh as the title for the book he wrote chronicling the Shipwreck of Dunedin Star. Since the book was first published in 1944, it has become well known that the coast is now generally referred to as the Skeleton Coast and is given as its official name on most maps today.

On the coast, the upwelling of the cold Benguela current gives dense ocean fog (called Cassimbo by the Angolans) for much of the year. The winds blow from land to the sea, rainfall rarely exceeds 10 millimeters annually and the climate is highly inhospitable. There’s a constant, heavy surf on the beaches. In the days before engine powered ships and boats, it was possible to get ashore through the surf but impossible to launch from the shore. The only way out was by going through a marsh hundreds of miles long and only accessible via a hot and arid desert. The coast is largely soft sand occasionally interrupted by rocky outcrops. The southern section consists of gravel plains, while north of Terrace Bay, the landscape is dominated by high sand dunes. Skeleton Bay is now known as a great location for surfing.

Etymology

The area’s name is derived from the Whales and Seal bones that once littered the shore from the whaling industry, although in modern times the coast harbors the skeletal remains of Shipwreck caught by the shore rocks and fog. More than a thousand such vessels of various sizes litter the coast, notably the Eduard Bohlen, Benguela Eagle, Otavi, Dunedin Star and Tong Taw.

On Thursday, 22 March 2018, a Japanese registered fishing Vessel, MVT FukusekiMaru, got into trouble and ran aground near Durissa Bay, south of Ugab River mounth, about 200 km from Walvia BAY, Lying 2 Km from the Skeleton Coast beach. All 24 foreign crew members were rescued by Namibian authorities.

Past human occupation by strandlopers is shown by Shell Middens of white mussels found along the parts of the Skeleton Coast.

Wildlife

Namibia has declared to 16,000 square Kilometers (6, 200 sq Miles) Skeleton Coast National Park over much of the area from the Ugab River to the Kunene. The Northern half of the Park is a designated wilderness area. Notable features are the Clay Castles of the Hoarisib, the Agate Mountain Salt Pans and the range Seal colony at Cape Fria. The remainder of the coast is the National West Coast Recreation Area.

The coast has been the subject of a number of wildlife documentaries, particularly concerning adaptations to extreme aridity. There is a 1965 National Geographic documentary, “Survivors of the Skeleton Coast”. Many of the plants and insects species of the sand dunes systems depend on the thick sea fogs which engulf the coast for their moisture and windblown detritus from the interior as food. The desert bird Assemblages have been studied in terms of their thermoregulation, coloration breeding strategies and nomadism.

The riverbeds further inland are home to Baboons, Giraffes, Lions, Black Rhinoceros and Springbok. The animals get most of their water from wells dug by the baboons or Elephants. The Black Rhinoceros population was the main reason why CBBC show Serious Desert was filmed in the region.

The Iai-Iais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

TheIai-Iais/Richterveld Transfrontier Park is a peace park straddling the border between South Africa and Namibia It was formed in 2003 by combing the Namibia Iai-Iais Hot Springs Game Park and the South Africa Richterveld National Park. Most of the South African part of the park forms part of the buffer zone of the Richterveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape World Heritage Site, which measures 5 920 Square Kilometers (2,290 Square miles) The Fish River Canyon located in the park, the largest Canyon in Africa. A memorandum of Understanding was signed on 17th August, 2003 by the President of South Africa and Namibia, which formalized the establishment of the Park

 

 

TheSendelings drift tourist facilities were opened in 2007 to enable tourists and locals to travel between Namibia and South Africa within the boundaries of the park. Immigration Offices were set up on both sides of the Orange River. It is also known for being a biodiversity Hot Spot, which means it is under constant threat from human encroachment.

The Fish River Canyon (Afrikaans: Visrivier Canyon or VisrivierKuil, Germany: Fischfluss Canyon), is located in the south of Namibia. It is the largest Canyon in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. It feature a gigantic ravine, in total about 100 miles (160 KM) long, up to 27 Km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep.

The Fish River is the longest interior in Namibia. It cuts deep into the plateau which is today dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants. The river flows intermittently, usually flooding in the late summer; the rest of the year it becomes a chain of long narrow pools. At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon, the hot springs IAiIAis is located rather situated

Public view points are near Hobas, a camp site 70 Km north of IAi-IAis. This part of the Canyon is part of the IAi-IAisRichtersveld Transfrontier Park. The other 90 Km of this Canyon are privately owned.

IAi-IAis

IAi-Iais (Khoekhoe; Fire Fire, meaning, ‘hot as fire” or scalding hot) is a Namibia holiday resort with mineral hot spring in the bed of the Fish River. It is situated in Southern Namibia’s Iikara Region at the base of the Great Karas Mountain, 128 Kilometers (80 miles) west of Karasburg and 224 Kilometers (139 miles) South West of Keetmanshoop.

IAi-Iais feature sulphurous thermal hot water spring and forms part of the Iai- Iais/Richrersveld Transfrontier Park. The springs are a National Monument since 1964.

History

Local legend goes that the hot springs were discovered in 1850 by a Nomadic Namashepard rounding up stray sheep. The spring originate deep under the river bed and form an Oasis in the extreme arid area.

During the Nama uprising of 1903 – 07 the hot spring was used by Germany Military Forces as a base camp. In 1915, the area was also used as a base for the South Africa troops who were recovering from wounds during the South West Africa Campaign.  In 1962, the spring was leased to a local entrepreneur and were subsequently proclaimed a National Monument in 1964. In 1969, the springs became a conservation area and on 16th March 1971, a camp was officially opened at the site. The thermal water has an average temperature of about 60 degrees. The water is piped to a series of indoor pools and Jacuzzis.

Severe floods in 1972, 1974 and 1988 caused the camp to temporarily close. With the exception of the one building, which was situated on higher ground – the 1972 flood totally destroyed the Camp. The Fish River Canyon conservation area was enlarged in 1987 by the addition of state land west of the Canyon. Significant renovation to the IAi-IAis Camp were carried out in 1987- 88.

Present Day

The springs are a popular holiday destination for Namibians, South Africans and International holiday makers. The thermal waters are rich in Sulphur, Chloride and Fluoride and are reputably good for anyone suffering from Rhematism. The resort waters are also home to a number of species of fish, including Yellowfish and Barbel. IAI- IAis is in the end point of a 5 day hiking tour through the River Canyon.

Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park is a National Park in Central Namibia on the Waterberg Plateau, 68 Kilometers (42 miles) South-East of Otjiwarongo. The plateau and the National Park are named after the prominent table Mountain that rises from the plateau, the Waterberg (Afrikaans: Water Mountain) The Waterberg Plateau is a particular prominent location, elevating high above the plains of the Kalahari of the eastern Namibia. Waterberg Park and some 405 square Kilometers (156 Square miles) of surrounding land were declared a Nature Reserve in 1972. As the Plateau is largely in accessible from beneath, several of Namibia’s endangered species were relocated in the early 1970s to protect them from predators and poaching to extinction. The program was very successful and Waterberg now supplies other National Parks with rare animals. In 1989, the Black Rhinoceros were reintroduced to the area from Damaraland.

The Waterberg Plateau Park is economically diverse and rich and has over 200 different species of birds with some rare species of small Antelope on the lower hills of the Mountain. Geologically, the oldest rock stratum is over 850 million years old and Dinosaurs tracks were left there some 200 million years ago.

The Plateau was declared a National Monument in 1956.

Human Habitation

The first human inhabitants were the San People, who left rock engravings believed to be several year old. A small tribe of the San were still living their traditional lifestyle on the Plateau until the late 1960s.

The foothills were the site of one of the major turning points in Namibia’s history. In 1904, in the battle of Waterberg, the Herero People lost their last and greatest battle against Germany colonial forces in the Herero and Namaqua Wars. Subsequently, in the Herero and Namaqua Genocide, nearly two thirds of the Herero population lost their lives, and about one thousand could have escaped to British Bechuanaland (Now Botswana), where they received asylum. The graves of the Germany soldiers who lost their lives at Waterberg can still be viewed near Bernabe De La Bat rest camp at the base of the park.

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