NAMIBIA – 7 THINGS NOT TO MISS
Up next, is the Etosha National Park which is unique in Africa. This is one of the most accessible game reserves in Namibia and Southern Africa and is home to an abundance of different species due to its diverse habitats that can be found. Dependent on the season that you choose to visit the park in will dictate the animals and birds that you will find during your trip so make sure that you check that out before you make your plans as during the winter, the Etosha Pan is bone dry but in the summer, the dry and dust park becomes a lush green oasis. There are many places to stay around the park and even if you don’t choose to stay at the locally run rest camps such as Halali, Namutomi or Okakeujo, you can self-drive to the National Park easily.
The Caprivi Strip is a narrow, arrow straight strip of land that spearates Botswana from Angola. From the Strip, you can have access to the Zambezi River which runs to the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. The Caprivi Strip is unlike the rest of the country and receives large rainfall so has lush vegetation as well as diverse wildlife. There are many things to do and visit whilst at The Caprivi Strip and there are some brilliant places to stay but we recommend the Hakusembe River Lodge as it is the perfect place to relax and break up the journey!
Last, but certainly not least, is The Hartmann Valley. If you are looking for silence and solitude for your next safari holiday then make sure that you travel to the far north-west to the region of Kunene which is on the border of Angola. Here, you can find the Hartmann Valley which is a landscape of such beauty that you must stop here to admire it. It is a desolate yet entrancing moonscape of sand and rock which offers a profound sense of wilderness and there is a variety of different landscape here including the Kunene River which boasts a band of lush vegetation as well as one of the driest deserts on earth. This means that there is an abundance on beautiful wildlife. If you are looking to explore the area, make sure to go out on quad bikes up and down the river to explore properly and for somewhere brilliant to stay, we recommend Serra Cafema but there are some more rustic bush camps in the region which are equally beautiful.
We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that it has inspired you to think about your next safari holiday…