Sesriem (Namibia)

What to See in Namibia

Okaukuejo (Namibia)

According to, the village of Okaukuejo is the administrative center of the Etosha National Park. Etosha National Park is the most popular attraction in Nambia. The park was established in 1907 in the northern part of the country and now covers an area of 22 thousand square meters. km. The natural complexes of saltwort semi-deserts, thorny thickets of acacia, forests of the mopan tree, swamps, grassy plains and the water area of the largest salt marsh in Africa, Etosha, are protected here.

The salt marsh is located in the eastern part of the park in a drainless tectonic basin with an area of 5 thousand square meters. km. During a drought, its bottom is covered with a lime-clay crust, and mirages appear in the hot air. During the rainy season, the hollow is filled with water, forming dozens of small lakes.

In the Etosha National Park you can see the whole diversity of the animal world of Namibia: 114 species of mammals (oryx, wildebeest, springbok, dikdik, impala, black rhinoceros, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, cheetah, leopard), 340 species of birds (ostrich, pink flamingo, pelican, marabou) and 50 species of snakes. Moreover, the best places for observing animals are the banks of small reservoirs, where thirsty animals come to drink. Some reservoirs are illuminated at night for the convenience of photography. The villages of Okaukuejo, Namutoni and Halali have tourist accommodation facilities. You can also stay in the guest farms and hotels surrounding the park.

Otjiwarongo (Namibia)

Otjiwarongo is located 250 km north of Windhoek. From here, tours of the northern part of Namibia begin. Otjiwarongo was founded in 1892. When visiting Otjiwarongo, it is worth visiting the Cheetah Conservation Center and the Crocodile Farm, as well as relaxing at the many guest farms and rest houses located in the middle of the bushy savannahs. Waterberg Plateau Park is located

60 km east of Otchiwarongo.. It was founded in 1970 on the territory of the rocky massif of the same name on an area of 40 thousand hectares. The vegetation within the park ranges from acacia savannas at the foot of the plateau to dry deciduous forests and meadows at its summit. It is home to 25 species of mammals, including white and black rhinoceros, sand antelope, buffalo, desert gazelle, wild boar, baboon, giraffe, leopard and hyena, and more than 200 species of birds, including a rare species of bearded eagle. There are many hiking trails throughout the park.

250 km northwest of Otchiwarongo is the village of Okaukuejo – the administrative center, perhaps the most famous attraction in Namibia, where all tourists go first – Etosha National Park.

Oshakati (Namibia)

Oshakati is located in the northern part of Namibia. It is the administrative center of the Ovamboland region, stretching from the borders of the Etosha National Park to the border with Angola. The Ovambo people live here. Tourists come here to get acquainted with the culture of the locals and their main crafts. The most popular excursions are trips to the Nakambale Museum, located 10 km south of the city of Ondangwa in the building of the first Finnish Christian mission in Ovamboland, which tells about the culture of the northern part of Namibia, to the Ndilimani Pottery Center, 20 km northwest of Oshakati, visiting located to the west Oshakati villages where representatives of the still existing tribal union of Uukvaluudhi, ruled by the king, live, and of course visits to traditional markets.

In the northern part of Ovamboland, on the border with Angola, on the Kunene River, there are picturesque Rukan waterfalls. The waterfalls are most beautiful during the rainy season, when a powerful stream of water 700 m wide falls from a height of 120 m.

Sesriem (Namibia)

Sesriem is located at the eastern entrance to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, which occupies the southern part of the Namib Desert. The city is famous for its surrounding landscapes. Near Sesriem there is a canyon of the same name with a length of about 1 km and a depth of up to 30 m. The canyon was formed by the seasonal river Tsaushab, which during the rainy season fills the basin located in the national park in the town of Sossulvey with water. At this time, many flamingos settle on the banks of the reservoir. But still, the main attraction of Sossulvey is the chain of the highest sand dunes in the world. Their heights reach 300 m. The dunes are most beautiful in the morning and late in the evening.

Namib Naukluft National Park is the largest national park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. The park was opened in 1979. The local landscapes, which are commonly called “lunar”, vary from majestic mountain ranges to desert plains and sand dunes, from canyons to lagoons. Here, oddly enough for such a harsh climate, you can see antelopes, zebras, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, hyenas, jackals and lions, as well as the national symbol of Namibia – the velvet dwarf tree.

Sesriem (Namibia)

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