Namibia

Description

Namibia

Namibia is a large, dry and sparcely populated country on the southwest coast of Africa, north of South Africa. Highest mountain is Königstein on the granite Brandberg Mountain (2573 m), names reminiscent of Namibia's history as a German colony. Climbing the mountain is possible with guide, but it does get very very hot.

Other areas of interest are the giant dunes of the Namib Desert stretching all along the coastline, the relatively wet Bushveld in the northeast and the Kalahari Desert which Namibia shares with South Africa and Botswana. Most famous walking destinations are the Naukluft Mountains, and the 180 km long Fish River Canyon.

Best time for hiking is May to September. Namibia is a popular destination for all lovers of nature and adventure, including long distance walkers. Consequently it has good facilities for hikers in terms of lodging, information, guides and trails. For hiking most trails it is customary or even obligatory to hire a guide and reserve lodging in advance, but some trails can be walked by yourself, camping en route. There are strict regulations for hikers in some areas, like having to be a party of at least 3 persons, or compulsary medical forms signed by a doctor to be handed in before commencing a trail.

Trails

Regions

Mountains

Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Namibia
  • Namibia at 1:1,000,000 on a large, double-sided map from Tracks4Africa: GPS compatible, with roads and tracks showing both driving times and distances, two city maps, and printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper.The map divides the country north/south with a generous overlap and Windhoek included on both sides. The Caprivi... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kavango Region Tourist Map
  • Kavango Region of north-eastern Namibia along the Okavango River on a double-sided map from the Namibian national survey organization combining four maps, information on climate and languages, tourist tips, etc.A general map at 1:500,000 provides an overview of the area. Roads and tracks indicate scenic sections and symbols mark locations of... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Namibië Compleet
  • Bezoek de twee belangrijkste woestijnen van Namibië, de Namib en de uitgestrekte Kalahari. Voel de hitte en de nachtelijke kou en ontdek de rijkdom aan planten en dieren die zich hebben aangepast aan de spaarzame neerslag. Verken de rode steenwoestijn, de hoge rollende zandduinen in het Namib-Naukluft Nationaal Park. Andere hoogtepunten zijn de... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Namibië Puur
  • De schaal en de onverschrokken schoonheid van de wildernis in Namibië is betoverend. Met deze nieuwe 4x4 kampeerreis, reis je door een haast sereen woestijnlandschap, over bergpassen in ruige bergketens en beklim je 's werelds hoogste zandduinen. Kayak op de golven van de ijzige Atlantische Oceaan en zie zeehonden-kolonies van dichtbij. Tegen... Read more
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