Why we love it: Namibia

Here's the next in our popular Why We Love It series. Today we are featuring Namibia. This new series features blogs written by passionate Peregrine staff members, on their favourite destinations:

Swakopmund is paradise for adrenaline junkies. Go sky diving, or quad bike over the dunes or try sand-boarding. The quad biking was so much fun, you get to speed up the face of the sand dunes and then come speeding down. There are loads of other heart-pumping activities, so your time in Swakopmund is definitely memorable. 

Sossusvlei Sand Dunes

I love Namibia because of the diverse scenery, wildlife and the country’s many activities. The Sossusvlei Sand Dunes are the highest in the world, and if you are up for a challenge you can walk to the top of a sand dune before sunrise. It's definitely worth the hard work – from the top you have a view of an amazing dune landscape with the vibrant colours of the sands changing with the sun.

Etosha National Park 
Etosha National Park offers a fantastic game viewing experience. Watch zebra, warthog, buffalo, giraffes, antelopes and elephants all come together around the local watering hole. If you’re really lucky you may even see the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros). For more of a cultural experience, stopping in at a local Namibian village is definitely worthwhile. They are very welcoming people and will be happy to show you around their small village and how they live. The children are always so excited to get visitors. You may even be treated to a song and dance.

Orange River

In Namibia’s south, I loved kayaking down the Orange River. It’s a peaceful paddle, a relaxing afternoon, and you may even come across some local birdlife. And not so far away is the amazing Fish River Canyon. The second largest canyon in the world, peering into the vast open canyon and taking in the surrounding plateau is amazing. I definitely recommend going for a walk there at sunset – there are some amazing colours. It’s an absolutely stunning place – much like so much of Namibia, an amazing country that won't disappoint.

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