Namibia Travel Guides for Backpackers

Why Travel to Windhoek, Namibia?

Windhoek. A hearty city in the center of Namibia. Namibia is a unique nation filled with people from diverse tribes and cultures. This country is situated in the south-western part of Africa and its weather is characterized by hyper-arid to arid conditions. The country is divided into 14 major sections popularly known as regions, and each of these geographical segments have a specific tribe and tongue dominant to them. Windhoek is Namibia’s capital city and it is located in the Khomas region. It is the country’s largest city and it is the one city in Namibia which is not characterized […]
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How to organize your safari in Etosha National Park- Namibia

Etosha National Park in Namibia, in the north part of the country, is a must for anyone travelling in the area. The park is one of the greatest in the world, and with its waterholes, it makes it easy for you to stop your car and observe the wildlife. Yes, you read it correctly! Your car! How to get around In Etosha National Park, you can use your car to get around the park and spot animals: a safari with all the comfort of your own car. Of course, there are rules to be respected like never, ever, get out […]
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Swakopmund Namibia: Three Top Outdoor Activities

Namibia is one of Southern Africa’s top destinations because of the wild beauty and multi-cultural influences. Swakopmund is a must-do place to visit as it’s on the coast between the surreal Namib Desert and the wild Skeleton Coast. After my 361km (224-mile) drive from Windhoek, sand dunes gave way to palm trees. I found myself in the charming town with German architecture and bustling cafes. Swakopmund: Namibia’s tourist center Swakopmund is locally known as the “Centre of Namibia” because it’s ideally situated to get the best experiences. In the holiday season around Christmas and New Year, advance accommodation booking is […]
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Tips for first-time solo backpackers to South Africa


Wild Penguin at Boulder’s Beach This probably can be listed as one of the craziest things I have done in my early 20s. Waking up in one morning, I suddenly came up with a conclusion that I HAVE TO GO TO SOUTH AFRICA. Again, another impulsive decision. I make short trips regularly but none are longer than a 4-hour flight. And due to my impulsive decision which came from nowhere, I did my first solo trip, first backpacking travel and first camping in South Africa. Along with a 50L backpack, a sleeping bag and a camera, TAHHH-DAHHHHH, South Africa here I […]
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The wonders of Namibia

Being amazed by Namibia's landscape Some years ago, Namibia wasn’t even on my list of places to go and I had no information about this country that turn out to be one of the best trips I ever made. South Africa was mainly the only country in Southern Africa on my list, until the day that one of the many travel blogs I follow posted photos of Namibia, specially of the Deadvlei (a place in the middle of the desert with trees that have been dead for centuries). Home of one of the most amazing desert on Earth, Namibia is […]
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Namibia Self-drive: tips before you go!

Why Namibia? If you are looking for a Self-drive African Adventure, with a mix of Safari, encounter with African Tribes, desert landscape and Dunes, without being a hard core adventurer or having a huge budget, and a relatively secure country, Namibia is the best destination for you! I am basing myself on my travelling experience in South Africa and my friend’s self-drive in Botswana. Considering its sparse population of 2,2 million for 825,615 km2, Namibia is quite developed and has well maintained roads (tarred or gravel). After an amazing 2 weeks self-drive holidays, from the 3rd week of October 2016, with more than 4,660 […]
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Namibia in a nutshell, what you need to know before you go

So you have saved up your money and now finally have enough to go on holiday. Now the challenge is deciding where to go. To help you do this here is a “before you go” guide. This guide will be countrywide and not focused on a specific area or activity. It is to give you a idea of what to expect when you travel to Namibia as well as some interesting facts to help you connect more with the locals. Before you go, here is some interesting background information… Namibia is a young country, the first settlements where build by […]
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Namibia: Self-drive road trip by 2WD

The concept This is the story of my crossing through Namibia this August, which is part of a full circle road trip from Johannesburg in South Africa to Botswana, where I drove the Trans-Kalahari highway to Namibia, then back to South Africa, Cape Town, up to Knysna and then through the Great Karoo back to Johannesburg. A beautiful trip through beautiful countries, but Namibia stands out for its amazing scenery and the endless sky. This trip was organized mainly because of my wish to visit Namibia, but since I got extra days of holiday, I wanted to fill them with […]
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