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Namibia offers a host of activities…from the soft and leisurely activity for those preferring a more relaxed kind of activity to the more action packed fast-paced adrenalin kind of activity. Organise and book your activity: desert or seal & dolphin tours, skydiving or township tour, wildlife and conservation activities or even stargazing or birding. Whatever your choice of activity is you are sure to find what you are looking for.

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Hot Air Balloon Trips - Sossusvlei & Solitaire

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<p></p> <p>Namibia offers one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and hot air ballooning gives you the ideal chance of experiencing the golden dunes of the Namib Desert & Sossusvlei from a unique perspective. Glide effortlessly over the towering dunes with professional and experienced pilots.</p> <p></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

Bicycle Tours & Rentals - Swakopmund

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<p></p> <p></p> <p>Go on a fat bike tour and explore the golden dunes and river beds of the Namib Desert just outside of Swakopmund. Or take a Swakopmund city tour by bike and discover this charming and historic town. Bike tours cater for those who want to admire the surrounding scenery as well as those who are seeking more of an adventure bike ride over the huge dunes!</p> <p></p> <p></p>

Birding Trips & Tours

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<p></p> <p>Namibia offers some really fantastic opportunities for birders with over 650 species. Did you know that the largest Carmine Bee-Eater colony in Southern Africa is located in the Zambezi (Caprivi)? The elusive Schalow’s Turacos are also found in this region. Even the drier areas with fewer birds offer birders good opportunities including the endemic Dune Lark.</p> <p></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

Luderitz Boat Tours - Halifax Island

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<p></p> <p>Taking a boat cruise in Luderitz is a popular activity and is ideal for families. Luxury catamarans are used for your boat trip and you will cruise past Halifax Island which is home to Jackass Penguins. Pass old whaling stations and cruise through Shearwater Bay and around Diaz Point. Heavyside Dolphins are endemic to this area and one will experience much marine and bird life.</p> <p></p> <p> </p>

Caving - Ghaub Cave

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<p></p> <p>The Ghaub Cave is located on Ghaub Nature Reserve & Farm in the Otavi Mountains between Otavi & Grootfontein. Excursions into the cave can be arranged. Visitors will see old dolomite rock that is over 700 million years old, Stalagmite formations called 'The Organ', stalagmite fingers and sinkhole stalactites.</p> <p></p>

Culture

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<p></p> <p>Namibia offers much to the visitor who wants to experience cultural activities and interact with some of the Namibian tribes.</p> <p></p> <p> </p>

Kolmanskop Ghost Town Tours

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<p>The first diamond was found near Kolmanskop in 1908. By the 1920's the town of Kolmanskop was well established but sadly declined after World War 1 when the prices of diamonds crashed. Today tourists are able to visit Kolmanskop Ghost Town by guided tour and learn all about history of the former mining town as well about the diamond industry today.</p>

Drumming

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<p>If you are visiting Windhoek and looking for cultural activities then you are able to join an open djembe drumming circle. No experience necessary - you will be taught how to drum! It's addictive - once you have got the hang of it you won't be able to stop. Tour groups welcome – make sure you book in advance.</p>

Fishing Day Trips & Tours - Swakopmund

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<p></p> <p>There is nothing like the experience of catching a fish! The Atlantic waters around Swakopmund and the Skeleton Coast is rich in marine life. Namibia has a variety of fish & shark species along its coastline and there are peak fishing seasons for different types of fish and shark. Book a half/full day fishing trip or plan a fishing safari!</p> <p></p>

Golfing

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<p>Travelers to Swakopmund can play a round of golf on the Rossmund Golf course which is only 7 km's outside of town. The 18-hole golf course is one of five full green fairway desert courses in the world. On most golf courses, sand traps are dispersed throughout grass fairways, but in Namibia, grass fairways are dispersed throughout the sand.</p>

Hiking Trails & Walking Safaris

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<p></p> <p>One of the best ways of seeing and experiencing Namibia is by foot. There are several hiking & walking trails available depending on your level of fitness and which part of Namibia you want to hike. The Naukluft Mountains are a hikers paradise and very popular with outdoor enthusiasts. One can also explore the Erongo and Kalahari Desert by foot.</p> <p></p> <p> </p>

Horse Riding Trails

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<p>Horseback riding allows the visitor to Namibia to really experience the surreal scenery and breathtaking landscapes. Whether you are an amateur rider or a more experienced rider a variety of horses and horse trails are available. For an unforgettable experience ride out for the night and sleep out in nature under the stars.</p>

Kayaking - Pelican Point & Okavango River

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<p></p> <p>Get really close to seals & dolphins on a Kayak tour at the tip of the remote Pelican Point peninsula. No experience is required and children over 3 are welcome! On the way you will first take a 4x4 drive and see black-backed jackals, flamingoes, pelicans and even the brown hyena. The seals are very curious and love to interact with the Kayaks.</p> <p></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

Namib Desert Tours - Swakopmund

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<p>The ancient Namib Desert holds many wonders and secrets. Considered to be an extremely harsh and dry environment it is surprisingly full of life. Go on an adventure into this barren landscape and discover some of the fascinating life that is hidden to the naked eye. See the bizarre Welwitschia plant some of which are over a thousand years old!</p>

Photography

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<p>Namibia has become a very popular destination for photographers. A wide variety of landscapes and scenery as well as a prolific bird & wildlife provide the ideal environment for amateur & professional photographers. Photography workshops are available at Hippo Lodge and small groups are taken out into nature to practice and improve their skills.</p>

Quad Biking - Swakopmund

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<p>Quad biking appeals to many people and is an excellent way of exploring the Namib Desert and its ancient sand dunes. Located on the edge of Swakopmund various quad bike tours are available. It is a popular activity for young and old - experience the thrill of riding along a massive dune. Experienced guides conduct tours in a responsible manner.</p>

Sandboarding - Swakopmund

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<p></p> <p>Sand boarding is a must for all when visiting the town of Swakopmund. No experience is necessary and it's totally safe and a lot of fun! A star dune in the Namib Desert with six different faces and a height of 100 meters is where sand boarding takes place. Suitable for beginners & the more experienced. All equipment is provided.</p> <p></p>

Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Tour - Walvis Bay

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<p>Sandwich Harbour is an area on the Atlantic Coast of Namibia that includes a bay in the north and a lagoon at the southern end. This bay was previously a commercial port based around whaling & small scale fishing, but it is now known for its birdlife in the lagoon. The gigantic dunes & surrounding scenery are mesmerizing!</p>

Scenic Flights - Swakopmund

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<p></p> <p>A scenic adventure flight from Swakopmund is guaranteed to create unforgettable memories. Experience Sossusvlei's beauty and mesmerizing landscape from the air. Fully licensed air charter company with experienced pilots are ready to take you on a scenic flight to some of the most remote and inhospitable areas in Namibia!</p> <p></p>

Seal & Dolphin Boat Tours - Walvis Bay

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<p></p> <p>The Atlantic waters around Walvis Bay & Swakopmund are rich in marine life and travelers to the coast always enjoy taking a boat cruise trip. Departures are normally from the Walvis Bay Waterfront and include Namibian oysters, sparkling wine and snacks. Experience whales breaching, dolphins playing and feeding seals!</p> <p></p> <p> </p>

Skydiving - Swakopmund

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<p></p> <p>Experience the absolute rush and thrill of skydiving. Swakopmund is known worldwide for its excellent skydiving conditions. Highly experienced tandem skydive masters will assist you every step of the way. Don’t close your eyes once you have jumped – it will be over so quickly. Once you have safely landed you will want to jump again – guaranteed!</p> <p></p>

Stargazing

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<p>Namibia offers excellent stargazing for the amateur or professional astronomer. Due to the very low air pollution and virtually non-existent light pollution Namibia offers ideal conditions to explore the southern hemisphere night sky. Proper astronomical observatories with roll-off roofs that house mirror & lens telescopes with automatic tracking is available for astronomers.</p>

Township Tours - Swakopmund

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<p></p> <p>A popular cultural experience for tourists traveling to Namibia is to take a guided tour of one of the townships. One is able to try and taste local food and cuisine at a family home and get a glimpse of the daily life in the township.​ A local guide will escort you during your Township Tour to Mondesa in Swakopmund and answer all your questions.</p> <p></p>

Wildlife & Nature

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<p>Namibia offers many wildlife opportunities and the chance to get close to them. Take a tour of one of the fascinating Big Cat Foundations and learn all about cheetahs & leopards. The thrill of going carnivore tracking will stay with you long afterwards. Visit the animal sanctuaries & see leopard, cheetah, hyena and rhino feedings.</p>

Wine Farms & Wine Tasting

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<p></p> <p>Namibia has a few of its own wine farms producing some remarkable white, red and rose wines. Despite harsh climate conditions and a lack of water wine farmers in Namibia are still able to produce some truly excellent wines. Take a tour of the vineyards and learn more about how wine farms are producing these fine wines.</p> <p></p>

Zip Line

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<p>This is one of the longest zip lines in the world and is located at the Ugab Terrace Lodge in Northern Namibia. It caters for all ages and is completely safe. Experience the beauty of the surrounding area and the Ugab Terraces.</p>

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Alter Action

Alter Action

Alter Action was formed by Chris and Beth Sarro in 1996 and is situated in Swakopmund. With a lot...

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Aquanaut Tours

Aquanaut Tours

Aquanaut Tours offer half and full day Shore Fishing Trips, Beach Drives, Outdoor Catering and tailor-made Fishing Safaris within...

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Bushman Art Museum

Bushman Art Museum

The Museum now within the Bushman Art Gallery started off as a private collection of the Bushman (now called...

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Bush Bird

Bush Bird

Experience the seven different kinds of dunes of the spectacular Namib Desert and the fierce southern Skeleton Coast as...

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Catamaran Charters

Catamaran Charters

Catamaran Charters three luxury catamarans depart daily from the Walvis Bay Waterfront in search of the Marine Big 5....

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Desert Explorers

Desert Explorers

Experience the sheer thrill of riding a quad bike through Namibia’s boundless expanse of shifting sand dunes with Desert...

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Drum Café Namibia

Drum Café Namibia

Group Drumming & African Music Performances Experience the power of communal drumming with Drum Café Namibia! Drum Café is...

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Laramon Tours

Laramon Tours

Laramon Tours is situated at the Walvis Bay Waterfront. It has 2 motorised catamarans and can take up to...

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Mola Mola

Mola Mola

A 4×4 adventure to Sandwich Harbour – for two decades Mola Mola have been taking thousands of guests to...

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Mola Mola Safaris

Mola Mola Safaris

Mola Mola Safaris is based in Walvis Bay, on Namibia’s spectacular desert coast. We specialize in giving our guests an unforgettable...

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Activities:

There are so many things to do in Namibia whilst on Holiday. Activities in Namibia are incredibly diverse and you are sure to find something that appeal to you. Namibia offers a wealth of different kinds of activities ranging from the soft and leisurely activity to the fast and action-packed adrenalin pumping activity. With Namibia’s diverse and vast landscapes and generally sunny weather, tourists can choose from a multitude of activities whilst on holiday in Namibia. Activity operators are generally of a high standard and great emphasis is placed on caring for the fragile environment whilst minimizing the ecological impact. Safety of tourists is also of great concern.

Swakopmund and Walvis Bay are considered to be the adventure capitals of Namibia. From partaking in historical town tours to township tours, birding trips, 4 x 4 excursions to Sandwich Harbour to informative guided tours through the desert surrounding Swakopmund. You will be amazed at the wildlife in the desert and how these creatures and plants adapt to the harsh desert environment. You will encounter the ‘welwitschia mirabilis’ which is unique to the Namib Desert and parts of Angola. This plant is often referred to as a ‘living fossil’ and many of these plants found in the Namib Desert are over a thousand years old whilst some individual plants are thought to be as old as 2000 years!

Seal and dolphin tours are also very popular. The Namibian coast is full of life and there is a good chance that you will encounter a seal up close and personal. Some of these seals are known to actually climb aboard these boats and you are able to feed them. You may also experience a pelican flying alongside your boat in the hope of getting some snacks thrown their way. The elusive Mola Mola (sunfish) is also spotted occasionally as well as the occasional shy Leatherback turtles surfacing the water.

Cycling is also now available in Swakopmund. These bicycles have ‘fat’ tyres and one is able to partake in a guided tour of the desert in a very ecological way.

For the more adventurous skydiving, quad biking, sand boarding and fishing can be undertaken. Scenic flights and ballooning are an excellent way to appreciate the vastness and stunning landscapes of Namibia. A scenic flight over the Namib Desert is probably the best way to truly appreciate the beauty of this harsh and unforgiving environment. There are just so many things to do in Namibia – you will not be bored.

The Living Culture Foundation of Namibia offers numerous ‘living museums’ across Namibia. Visitors to the Living Museums can learn a lot about the interesting cultures of Namibian language groups and have a great opportunity to get to know the people of Namibia. Every visit to a Living Museum actively contributes to the preservation of traditional culture and the creation of a source of income in rural areas. Currently these living museums are available in the Caprivi (Mafwe), Kunene (Damara – close to Twyfelfontein), Ju/Hoansi-San (Bushman), Kavango (Mbunza).

One of the best ways to experience Namibia is via horse or foot. Whether you are an experienced horse rider or just a beginner there is something available for everyone. Guided horse safari’s are available whether it’s a camping horse safari or stopping off at lodges. Another very good way of experiencing Namibia is by foot. Some lodges offer fantastic walking and hiking excursions ranging from shorter walks to those that take several days. This is an excellent way of getting close to nature and truly appreciating the unspoiled landscape.

Sossusvlei is one of the highlights for many tourists visiting Namibia. Tourists are able to enter the park and visit the Dead Vlei. There are many things to do in this area: climb one of the biggest dunes in the world (Big Daddy is one of the biggest dunes and is approximately 340 meters high), take a scenic flight and be awe struck with the natural beauty of the Namib Sand Sea which is Namibia’s second World Heritage Site, take a guided nature walk and discover just how much life there is in this dry and harsh desert.

If you are planning to include the Kavango and Zambezi (Caprivi) in your travels then one of the activities on offer is fishing and bird watching. Tiger fishing is very popular and whether you are a novice or an experienced fisherman you will not be disappointed when you catch your first tiger fish - they are known to give a great fight! Other things to do whilst traveling in this area include visiting some of the craft centers in this region. The Caprivi Art Centre at Katima Mulilo is popular with tourists as is the Ngoma Crafts Centre at the Ngoma Border Post. There is a long history of craftwork in the area and the centre provides the community with an outlet for their products. All the ladies that work at the centre are self-taught and their weaved baskets and other products are beautifully made. Pottery and wood carvings are also made and available here. Mashi Crafts in Kongola is a tourism centre providing not only an outlet for craft produce, but also information on history, culture and traditions of the people in the area, the local flora and fauna and conservancy activities. Informal businesses selling firewood, honey when in season and devils claw natural remedies are also to be found.

The historical town of Lüderitz also offers a number of activities, from boating trips to a visit to Namibia’s famous ghost town Kolmanskop. This ghost town was once home to hundreds of German miners who were seeking their fortunes in the desert but almost 100 years later it was completely deserted and is now slowly being reclaimed by the harsh desert sand. The Bogenfels Arch is worth a visit, as is viewing the wild horses at Garub, which is located 100km’s east of Lüderitz.

One of the most popular activities in Namibia is viewing wildlife and game. Seeing an elephant or a lion is the highlight for many tourists when visiting Namibia. Most lodges and guest farms offer guided game drives where depending on the region one is able to see game such as Kudu, Gemsbok, springbok, giraffe and other interesting species. The more exotic animals such as Rhino, elephant, lion and cheetah are generally found in the northern part of the country. Namibia has numerous national parks that generally have exceptional wildlife. Etosha National Park is Namibia’s flagship and if you are lucky you can get to see 4 of the big 5. Buffalo are not found in Etosha but in the Zambezi where one can encounter huge herds of these beasts along the banks of the many rivers found in this region.

If you plan on visiting the Kunene region (north-western region) then it is highly recommended that you partake in a guided tour to view the desert lions, desert elephants and the desert Rhino. Namibia has the biggest population of the highly endangered black rhino. Seeing these magnificent creatures survive and thrive in this hostile environment is something that you will never forget. The Kunene region is also home to the Himba tribe. The Himba’s are a group of semi-nomads who live in scattered settlements throughout the Kunene region. The Himbas have been relatively successful in maintaining their culture and their traditional way of life. Guided tours are on offer from most of the lodges in this area should the tourist wish to see these interesting and fascinating people.

Namibia’s first World Heritage Site is also to be found in this region. The Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site has over 2000 rock engravings in this area and this represents one of Africa’s most important and largest rock art galleries. Tourists can visit the Visitors Interpretive Rock Art Centre at Twyfelfontein for informative guided tours. The Brandberg Mountain and the famous White Lady rock engraving are found south of Twyfelfontein and tourists can also undertake guided tours. The Brandberg Mountain is the highest mountain in Namibia. Other attractions in this area include The Burnt Mountain, Petrified Forest and the Organ Pipes all in the vicinity of Twyfelfontein.

There are several wildlife sanctuaries available in Namibia and one is able to visit these organizations and view some of the big cats from real close. A visit to the AfriCat Foundation or Cheetah Conservation Fundallows tourists to experience these cats up close and personal, whilst being educated about the conservation efforts to ensure the long-term survival of these endangered species. Namibia is in fact home to the largest free-roaming cheetah population in the world.