Adventure Africa: Photo safari through Namibia

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Adventure Africa: Photo safari through Namibia


If you want to experience elephants, rhinos, giraffes and many other animals up close, you should try the “Adventure Namibia”. On a tour through the West African country you have the best chance to meet the “Big Five” live. Of course only AFTER Corona …

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If you want to discover this fascinating country on your own, rent an off-road vehicle in the capital Windhoek and get going straight away. Important: Always pack enough water and provisions and take every opportunity to refuel – the vastness of Namibia can easily be underestimated.

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The car rental companies offer fully equipped all-wheel drive cars: in addition to camping furniture and crockery, tools and a 24-hour emergency number, a roof tent is one of the amenities of your mobile home. Anyone who stays overnight in one of the fenced campsites is very close to the animals – and can hear lions roaring in the distance.

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Do you prefer a cozy bed with a real mattress? No problem: Luxurious lodges offer every conceivable comfort in the middle of the desert. You can even book massages here and enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars.

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Have your camera ready: In Etosha National Park in the heart of Namibia, you can snap elephants, zebras, giraffes and – with a little luck – even big cats. You can drive into the park yourself in your car. Tip: position yourself at one of the water holes and wait until the natural spectacle begins around you.

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In Etosha National Park, animals have “right of way”. So it can happen that a majestic lion strolls comfortably in front of you on the gravel road. For understandable reasons, getting off is therefore only allowed at the fenced rest areas.

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Large herds of zebras cross the huge conservation area on the northwestern edge of the Kalahari. A total of 114 species of mammals, 340 species of birds and 110 species of reptiles live in the 22,000 square meter National Park – a paradise for nature lovers and amateur photographers.

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The largest bird in the world, the African ostrich, is at home in Namibia. The flightless animal combs the barren deserts and savannas of the country in search of food.

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Numerous farms and lodges keep kudus, gazelles and other animals on their premises and offer safaris for tourists. You can even pet cheetahs here: Many of these big cats are hand-raised and therefore used to humans – a very special thrill!

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The sunset in the desert is a unique experience. When night falls over the Kalahari, the sky is bathed in a magical light – an impressive photo opportunity that should not be missed.

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Look up: In the nightly starry sky over Namibia you can see up to 6000 celestial bodies with the naked eye. In addition to the Milky Way, you will discover the Southern Cross and the Orion Belt.

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You won’t forget a hot air balloon flight over the desert so quickly: The bird’s eye view enables a completely new view of the country and provides further fantastic photo motifs.

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Perhaps you will discover the so-called fairy circles during your balloon flight: These are circular bald spots in the grass landscape, the origin of which is still puzzling. It is believed that in addition to the nature of the soil, termites also play a role in this natural phenomenon.

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On your tour through Namibia you should definitely visit the UNESCO World Heritage “Namib-Sand Sea”, which is also known under the name “Sossusvlei”. In addition to huge salt-clay pans that are only filled with water in rainy years, the highest sand dunes in the world await you here.

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Not far from the Sossusvlei is the Deadvlei, which is known for its dead acacia trees. The inhospitable area served as the backdrop for the fantasy film “The Cell” and is definitely worth a souvenir photo.

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Southern Africa is the home of the San. Get to know the rich culture, myths and hunting methods of the Bushmen on a visit: For some years now, this African people has been open to tourism in order to preserve its cultural heritage.

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