The country of Namibia is situated in Southern Africa, in a unique location bordering countries like South Africa, Zambia and Angola as well as the Atlantic Ocean. With dozens of unique natural attractions and abundant wildlife, it is quite common for visitors to embark on tours of Namibia with Bales Worldwide. Tours are generally considered to be the safest way to travel through Namibia, and it provides holiday makers with a knowledgeable local tour guide that can explain the history, language and culture of the people as you visit each destination on your itinerary. Here are six places that every traveller should be sure to include on their tourof Africa. 

1. Namib-Naukluft National Park: This is the largest national park in all of Africa, and the fourth largest in the entire world.

As might be expected in such a large area, tours are common as a way to avoid getting lost or even endangered by the large animals including the big five of lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants and buffalo.

2. Windhoek: The capital city of Namibia is a great place to include on any itinerary. Although much of the country is quite rural in nature, Windhoek is home to over a quarter of a million residents. The city has a decidedly European feel to it, with many German and Dutch restaurants and street names, as well as colonial architecture. This is the starting place for many tours, in large part because of the international airport located just outside the city. 

3. Fish River Canyon Park: At over 160 kilometres long, the Fish River forms Namibia’s longest river, and the canyon itself is considered to be one of Namibia’s natural wonders.

The best way to see the sights are to hike through the canyon along the river, dipping into the cold water to refresh yourself on a hot afternoon. 

4. Lüderitz: This coastal town is not large, but it is frequented on many tours as it is a true colonial town, almost an anachronism in the country. It is one of the few remaining towns that holds onto the German culture, heritage and language. Try the locally brewed German beers or enjoy traditional German meals in this unusual colonial town. 

5. Walvis Bay: This is the ultimate destination for those looking for adventure in Namibia. Known as the adventure capital of the country, Walvis Bay provides an opportunity for visitors to go deep-sea fishing, dune boarding or even kite surfing. Also visit the wetlands which are full of native flamingos. 

6. Etosha National Park: Although not as big as the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Etosha is home to the same large animals as well as some unique terrain. It is home to a large salt flat which attracts thousands of animals in the winter, making it the ideal place for a safari tour.

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