Attractions

The mosaic of landscapes,natural feel of the wildlife in the game reserves,closeness to a still vast unspoilt nature, exploring the remote areas and meeting some of the local people still living according to age old traditions, all adding to make Namibia a must on any itinerary.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Walvis Bay Wetlands / Birding Sites:

Greater Flamingo in the Walvis Bay Lagoon

Red Eyed Bull Bull

Great White Pelicans

 

The Walvis Bay wetlands form part of a Ramsar site and are one of Africa's most important coastal wetlands. A huge population of birds are attracted to these areas, counts in the winter time up to 70000 birds and rising to over 200000 in the summer months.

Summer time bird watchers are in for a treat with the arrival of 20 plus species of wading birds from the northern hemisphere. Huge flocks of Greater and Lesser Flamingo are also frequenting the tidal pools and mudflats. Large amounts of migrating birds also pass through on their migrating routes .

The Chestnut banded plover population constitutes to nearly 50% of the world population . Other species found are Necked Grebe ,Great white Pelican , Grey headed ,Kelp and Hartlaub's Gulls ,Caspian and Swift Terns etc .

The man made bird island to the north of Walvis Bay attracts Cormorants  , White Pelicans , Gulls  etc.

Sandwich Harbour and the beach area to the south of Walvis Bay offers excellent bird viewing but the amount of birds are less than in the wetlands .

The Namib- Naukluft park can also be a very rewarding birding site as over 200 species has been accounted for .

Etosha National Park offers a wide variety of birds and is one of the breeding sites of the Flamingo.

Waterberg Plateau Park also has over 200 species and has the only breeding colony of Cape Vulture in Namibia .

These are just a few of the possible areas to go birding, Namibia being a country of different landscapes attracts its unique species to each area

Northeastern Namibia is a birdwatchers paradise and really needs visiting on any tour of Namibia.

The Namib-Naukluft and other Reserves:

  Tinkas River Walk Trail 

  Zebra at waterhole in Etosha   

    Oryx "Gemsbok"     

  Landscape found in the Namib-Naukluft Park 

 

The need to preserve the nature areas for future generations and protection of rare and endemic species has led to the formation of a range of reserves and national parks.

The formation of the Namib-Naukluft Park was done to protect the endemic small creatures and their sensitive habitat in the Namib section of the Park .The Naukluft section protects the Hartmann Mountain Zebra. The park is a mosaic of landscapes and scenery and will hold the tourist in awe.

Etosha National Park are today the most recognizable conservation area in Namibia and as such has been widely published all over the world.

Waterberg Plateau Park was established to breed rare and endangered species and it is the habitat of the only " foot and mouth" free population of buffalo. Endangered species like roan , sable and tsebe antelope are found.

Brandberg,a true spectacle of nature houses a vast amount of rock paintings ,most renowned being the "White Lady freeze"The mountain itself and the surrounding areas are virtualy unspoilt and also have its own attraction.The desert elephant and rhino can be found in the Ugab river. The Tsiseb Conservancy was formed to involve the local population and to have them benefit from the attractions found in their area.

This is only a few areas in Namibia and if you want specific information about an area please email me.

Activities:

 

 

Namibia offers the tourist a wide range of activities to partake in

Sandboarding.Angling,Skidiving,Kayaking,Hiking,Cycling,Quadbiking,Sailing,Kite and Surfboarding,Paragliding etc are all available to the tourist from different operators. 

Arrangement of these activities can be done from the B&B .

 


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