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Sandwich Harbour 4×4 Trips

Sandwich Harbour 4×4 Trips

Sandwich Harbour is located approximately 80 km’s south of Walvis Bay and is part of the Erongo Region. Excursions to Sandwich Harbour are a very popular activity for those holidaying in Swakopmund or Walvis Bay. Half-day tours (full day tours are also available) to Sandwich Harbour are available via a number of professional and experienced activity operators and is an ideal outing for the whole family. The lagoon and bay have been incorporated as part of the Namib Naukluft National Park. It is one of the most inaccessible places in Namibia and all tours are conducted according to the tides. The area consisting of the lagoon, salt pans and the bird sanctuary is considered to be the single most important coastal wetlands in Southern Africa! The area that constitutes Sandwich Harbour is an area on the Atlantic Coast of Namibia that features a lagoon at the southern end and a bay at the northern end. The lagoon on the southern end is known for prolific bird life and was declared a RAMSAR Wetland in 1995. The Bay is about 4 km’s wide and 4.2 km’s long – the lagoon that appears on the southern end of the bay is separated from it by an area of saltpans and beach dunes. The lagoon itself is 1 km wide and about 3.7 km’s in length and the lagoon water is held in place by desert dunes on the eastern side. A recent survey found that the water in the lagoon is of poor quality and brackish; however it seeps under the dunes and encourages growth of large reed beds located at the water’s edge. Sandwich Harbour was a trading post in the 1950’s and has also served as a whaling station, a fish processing and shark-oil extraction plant as well as a sealing and guano collection point. Today very little remains except for one dilapidated solitary deserted structure. The Royal Navy first surveyed the area in 1880 for anchorage and use as a harbour but considered it inferior to Walvis Bay and no development at Sandwich Harbour took place. The bay at Sandwich Harbour was occasionally used for anchorage by sealing vessels and some rudimentary temporary settlements were set up by seasonal fisherman who used to catch snoek here. It is now one of the most popular tourist attractions and points of interest for tourists visiting the Namibian Coast. Tours to Sandwich Harbour normally depart from the Walvis Bay Waterfront and proceed past the Walvis Bay Lagoon onto Bird Rock. Bird Rock is a guano island inhabited by 200 000 birds and one of the first examples of man’s efforts to utilize the rich natural resources of the area. The Kuiseb River delta is part of your journey and here you may catch a glimpse of the ancient Topnaar community who have made this area their home. Then a sea of dunes and salt pans has to be navigated and crossed with a 4×4…you will be driven between the cold Atlantic...

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Take the road less travelled to explore Namibia

The team at Book Namibia offer an ultimate source of information regarding accommodation in Namibia on a website that is all-inclusive of the many faces of one of the most highly rated holiday destinations in Africa.

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Activities and Accommodation in Namibia

Book Namibia is aimed at making your choice of activities and accommodation in Namibia as easy as a click away with a fully comprehensive, up-to-date website that lists everything you need to make your stay in Namibia an unforgettable one. We make finding information regarding 4×4 and car hire in Namibia as well as tour and safari operators as simple as possible in order to plan a memorable Namibian holiday.  No matter where you go in Namibia you will meet up with people from all around the world, whether they are travelling in tour buses or rented 4×4’s, in search of the same mystery and sense of history that draws visitors back to this beautiful country time and time again. Conservation is treated very seriously in Namibia in order to retain its pristine beauty due to the many visitors that flock to this vast country year after year, once you have spent time here you will understand just why it is essential to preserve the beauty and history for future generations. From north to south, east to west, no matter where you travel in Namibia, you are guaranteed to have your breath taken away.  A short drive away from Dune 45 you are able to park and take a ride in one of the open-style safari shuttles into Sossusvlei, where you are left to take yourself on a  walk into a world that is hard to describe if you have never been there.  You are allowed to take your own 4×4 vehicle into the area but if you are not comfortable negotiating the soft desert sand then grab a shuttle. There is no doubt that the experience of standing in a forest of petrified trees that are 900 years old is one that visitors from every nation in the world find unforgettable.  Namibia should be on every bucket list, and in order to make it even easier to plan your accommodation in Namibia, the team from Book Namibia have collated the most relevant and up-to-date information on one user-friendly website. Finding the perfect accommodation in Namibia could not be...

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Booknamibia offers everything you need to know for you holiday

From the breathtaking Fish River Canyon right through to the Etosha National Park in the North of Namibia, you will find, just like the many repeat visitors to this vast country, that there is just too much to explore and do in one holiday that you will simply have to come back.

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Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) – Get up Close to a Cheetah!

Namibia is home to the largest free roaming population of cheetah in the world! The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) was started in 1990 and is the global leader in research and conservation of cheetahs. CCF is an international non-profit organization and is totally dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Thanks to its founder, Dr. Laurie Marker, the attitudes and perceptions of farmers and land owners in Namibia towards these graceful big cats has changed considerably over the years resulting in the population of these cats to grow and thrive. Farmers are taught about methods to conserve biodiversity and about the role of the cheetah and other predators in healthy ecosystems. This has resulted in more than half of the 900 cheetahs that CCF has worked with being successfully released back into the wild. However there are always injured and orphaned cheetahs that cannot survive on their own in the wild bush and CCF provide these resident cats with a large and peaceful reserve for them to live as close to possible to how they would in the wild. Cheetah Conservation Fund Location The CCF is located just outside of Otjiwarongo in Northern Namibia and is conveniently position between the capital city of Windhoek and Etosha National Park. Visitors are welcome to visit the CCF Field Research and Education Center and partake in some of daily activities available. In fact a visit to CCF is highly recommended and is a highlight for many travelers to Namibia. The activities for visitors to CCF include Guided tours around the Centre and Cheetah Museum, Cheetah Drives, Cheetah runs, Cheetah feeding and game drives. Families particularly enjoy visiting the centre as it allows young children to get really close to a cheetah which would normally not be possible out in the wild. CCF also have a children’s educational playground where kids complete a range of activities which are designed to demonstrate cheetah physiology and environmental issues – children are shown that learning can be fun! Cheetah Feeding Times Feeding times at CCF brings much excitement not only for the cheetahs but visitors too! Visitors to CCF get to experience and watch some of the orphaned cheetahs getting fed (remember feeding times are at 2 PM during the week and at 12 PM on weekends). The Cheetah Safari Drive allows visitors to get close up to these graceful cats. The Cheetah Run enables visitors to experience the incredible speed that these animals can achieve. The Cheetah’s long-legged and slender body is built for speed – they are known to reach speeds of up to 113 km/h (70 mph). They use their long tails in a similar manner to a rudder on a boat – this assists them to turn and steer in the direction they want to go which is especially helpful when hunting their prey. Cheetahs can also be viewed in their natural habitat in CCF’s Bellebenno Reserve which offers excellent viewing and photo opportunities. Enjoy a private safari through CCF’s own...

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Explore Exclusive Areas of the Namib Desert

There is something other-worldly about the Namib Desert; this wonderful and quite stunning expanse of sand is said to be the oldest desert on earth, and to visit it is to experience something not available anywhere else on the planet. There is a reason why the desert has World Heritage Site status, and also why some areas can only be visited by special request. At Book Namibia, the leading name in advice and information on visiting this amazing country, we can put you in touch with the only people who can get you exclusive entry to the concession areas, and it really is an experience not to be missed. Explore Namibia The Namib Desert is unique, and is famous for the towering sand dunes that are thought to be the tallest on the planet. Visit with the specialist operators that we at Book Namibia can point you to and you will be walking in areas that only a few people are allowed to visit in a given year, and there is nothing more exclusive anywhere else in the world. This is a place of wonder, of diverse landscapes and amazing sights, and we can help you get there. Book Namibia also carries a wealth of information on basic travel tips in Namibia, safari and tour operators, 4xr4 hire companies and accommodation, and we recommend that you visit our site if you are considering visiting our beloved country, or if you have booked and want more information on things to see and do. For anyone who harbours an interest in the history of the Earth there is nothing close to visiting a place that has been as it is for as many as 80million years, so have a closer look at Book Namibia now, and we will be proud to add you to our list of satisfied, awe-struck visitors to our beautiful...

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Magical and Mysterious Namibia

The sheer majesty of Namibia, one of the most unspoilt and magical countries in Africa, has to be experienced to believed. We are not exaggerating when we tell you there is nowhere else like Namibia on Earth; from the astonishing sand dunes of the Namib Desert to the wonderful local fauna and flora of the amazing Etosha National Park there is much to see and do in this quite spectacular place, so we invite you to check out Book Namibia, the essential portal for all information on visiting this unique and wonderful place. Why are we offering you the benefit of our extensive information on Namibia? Well, at Book Namibia we feel we have a duty to inform you about the country we love so much and, while we are not a travel agent or tour operator, we believe we have put together the most comprehensive and up to date information on everything from booking a holiday, hiring a car, choosing accommodation and safari packages, and much more besides. Our section on travel tips is essential reading if you are planning to visit this friendly and welcoming place, so please take a few minutes to check us out. We guarantee that, as with many we have helped visit so far, once you experience the sheer splendor of Namibia you will want to return. After all, in such a diverse and sprawling country there is no time in one visit to see it all. Whether you want to spend time on a glorious beach in stunning weather or take a trip to experience the lifestyle of nomadic tribes who still live as they did hundreds of years ago you can find out how at Book Namibia, so check us out now for many more reasons why you should visit the country we are so passionate...

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Make Namibia Your Holiday Choice

The vast and sprawling country of Namibia, on the West Coast of Africa, is one of many wonders: from the stunning sand dunes of the Namib Desert, said to be the largest in the world, to the magnificent beaches on the coast you have plenty to see and do here, and that’s before you take in any of the safari tours or cultural visits. Few other places in the world, for example, offer you the rare chance to spend time with a genuine nomadic tribe, which is an experience that young and old will both enjoy. At Book Namibia, the leading name in advice and information on holidays in the country, we offer you a comprehensive guide to travel in Namibia, plus information on tour and safari operators, accommodation options, 4×4 hire companies and much more. We strongly recommend that you take a careful look at our website before making your final decisions, and we have the information and experience to help you plan the perfect holiday. Our passion for this beautiful country is unmatched, and we want to share it with you and help you experience Namibia in the best possible way. Book Namibia has information on things to do – such as visiting the desert, the National Parks, and taking part in activities such as hot air ballooning and other exciting pursuits – as well as general tips on where to stay and places to eat and drink. You will most likely fly into the capital, Windhoek, and it is a fascinating city with m any cultural influences and some fine restaurants and lively bars. Please feel free to have a closer look at the full range of information on the Book Namibia website, or get in touch and one of our team will be more than happy to...

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Book Namibia for the Best in Safaris

Is an African safari a dream holiday for you and your family? If so, you will be pleased to know that, these days, taking a safari is not a luxury restricted to the very wealthy. At Book Namibia, the leading name in information and advice on visiting this beautiful and invigorating country, we can help you find the best safari package for you. Although not a tour operator or travel agent, nobody knows Namibia like the team at Book Namibia, so we invite you to have a look at our website, and guarantee you will want to visit. There are many fine destinations for safaris here – some of them among the very best in the world – and we can strongly recommend you visit the spectacular Etosha National Park. A game reserve for more than 100 years, the Etosha is a quite amazing place with a wealth of exotic mammals, birds, reptiles and plants, and here you can see some of the most elusive animals on the planet. The rare Southern White Rhinoceros lives here, as does the African Bush Elephant, while Namibia is famed for its leopard, cheetah and lion populations. You can choose to take a self-drive or guided safari, and at Book Namibia we can help you find 4×4 rental companies and accommodation. It will be an experience that all the family will remember for a lifetime, no matter which option you choose. We can help you with everything from finding safari companies to general travel tips, so we recommend you have a close look at the Book Namibia website before you make the choice to book your holiday in this fine country. Why not have a look right now, and we’ll be more than happy to help with any questions that you may have about safaris in...

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Conservation and Wildlife in Namibia

Are you an animal lover, looking for a holiday where you can see rare, exotic animals in their natural habitat? If so, we can recommend you take a trip to Namibia, one of the most beautiful and mysterious of all African nations. Located on the West Coast with a stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline – great if you want to spend some time on the beach – Namibia is also home to some of the most important conservation schemes in the world, and has a large colony of the most elusive of the African Big Cats, the Leopard. There are many safari areas and wildlife sanctuaries where you can see leopards up close and witness the conservation programmes in full swing – you can even get involved in some cases if you wish – and some also offer you the opportunity to visit a genuine ancient nomadic tribe, living life as they have for hundreds of years. At Book Namibia we can help you find the best tour operators for you, we can provide you with general advice on travel in Namibia, and we can also show you where to go for the very best in wildlife spotting. It’s not only Leopards that get the benefit of care in Namibia; the country has an important Vulture population, with which the ecosystem would not function properly. Also, the wild Horses of the Namib Desert are a popular attraction, and at Book Namibia we can offer you all the advice you need on visiting these, and on many other exciting and unique attractions. Namibia is a wonderful place to experience, and remains largely undeveloped, so have a closer look at the Book Namibia website for all the information you could possibly need on conservation safaris and other superb attractions in this quite spectacular...

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Why We Can’t Recommend Namibia Highly Enough

Africa is a continent of many different faces; from the desert to the mountains, through the wonderful selection of cities and the magnificent lakes, there is plenty to choose from in this magical land. Deciding on a destination for a holiday in Africa is not the easiest choice, so let us tell you why we believe Namibia is the best option. At Book Namibia we have been helping people take wonderful holidays in the country we love for some time, and nobody can offer you as much information on travel here as we can. It’s worth us reminding you that Book Namibia is not a travel agency; instead, we are a comprehensive portal for information, ranging from the best tour and safari operators to accommodation options, plus car and 4×4 rental companies, activities to get involved in and even conservation programmes. Anything and everything you need to know about travel in Namibia is here, so you can plan your trip to perfection. At Book Namibia we are passionate about our country, and we want you to enjoy it to the full. Whether you want a lazy beach holiday on the Atlantic Coast or are planning a safari you need to come to us. Namibia is a country of many contrasts yet remains largely unspoilt. The vast expanse of the ancient Namib Desert is a must-see spectacle, and you will need a 4×4 for your drive to the magnificent and world famous sand dunes. The capital city, Windhoek, is a different proposition; located in the heart of Namibia, it is a vibrant and friendly place with many fine restaurants, bars and shops, and plenty of excellent accommodation. For all you need to know you should come to Book Namibia, and we believe that when you see what this amazing country has to offer, you will be...

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Choosing Accommodation in Namibia

There are many fine and exciting countries to visit in Africa, and Namibia is one of the most alluring of all. With magnificent national parks offering superb safari opportunities, plus charming towns and cities with excellent restaurants and interesting shops, this is a country of many wonders, and the sheer expanse of the ancient Namib Desert is a sight not to be missed. Accommodation comes in many forms, and at Book Namibia we have the resources to help you find the best choice for you plus much more information on travel in the country. Accommodation Advice Book Namibia is an essential site to visit if you are planning to come to our beautiful country – and we hope you do – as we offer not only accommodation advice and information, but also have access to tour operators, vehicle hire services and a range of activities you can indulge in. We are the number one resource for Namibia tourism, and take great pride in the comprehensive range of information we provide. Accommodation is available in the form of hotels in Windhoek and elsewhere, guest houses or even traditional tented camps, the latter being perfect for safari excursions and the experience of the real Africa. Choosing Accommodation With a full directory of tour and safari operators and much more, Book Namibia is the only place you need to go for the very best in advice on where to stay, how to get there and what to do. We recommend you take a tour to visit the nomadic people that still live as they have for many centuries, and to experience their lifestyle and culture which remains as far removed from ours as could be imagined. Have a look at Book Namibia, and even if you have yet to consider visiting this beautiful place, we believe you will be...

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Choosing a Tour Operator for a Namibia Holiday

In recent years Africa has become increasingly popular with tourists, and more people than ever before are venturing to countries that they would not have considered until recently. One country that is currently becoming a popular destination is Namibia, a magical and wonderful unspoiled country on the West Coast, with a stunning choice of beaches and some truly spectacular sights. Namibia remains one of the few places where you can experience the real, untouched and wild Africa, and is also a friendly and welcoming place with many fine attributes. For all the information you need on travel to Namibia, including advice on the best tour and safari operators in the country, you only need to visit us at Book Namibia, the leading information resource covering everything of interest to potential visitors. We can help you with information on 4×4 hire companies, where to find quality camping gear, basic travel advice and details of accommodation; everything, in fact, to ensure your trip to our wonderful country goes smoothly and is as enjoyable as possible. We have already helped many people get the best out of Namibia, and hope to do the same for you. At Book Namibia we take the trouble to put together information on things to see and do in the country, and we strongly recommend you take the time to witness the tallest sand dunes in the world, in the magnificent Namib Desert. To do so you will need to either hire a 4×4 and drive yourself, or take one of the guided tours that we can help you find. We really are an essential visit if you are looking to travel in Namibia, and we encourage you to take a look at what we have to offer, so head to Book Namibia now and find out how you can enjoy this wonderful...

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Food and Fun in Spectacular Namibia

Africa is continent of many contrasts, and when it comes to culture, one of a wide variety of colonial influences. Namibia, for example, displays the influence of the German colonization of the 19th century, and n more so than in its fine cuisine. Indeed, as with all African nations, food is a major part of the culture of Namibia, and there are many fine restaurants in the capital – Windhoek – and elsewhere where visitors can enjoy local cuisine cooked in the traditional fashion, as well as fine wine grown and made in the country. At Book Namibia we have a comprehensive resource covering all aspects of travel in the country, and we offer a full menu of information on travel tips plus access to the best tour operators, vehicle hire providers and available activities. We are the go to place for anyone looking to visit this wonderful, mystical country, and you will find an excellent section dedicated to information on the best restaurants, bistros and cafes across Namibia. With a mix of local game and seafood dishes making up the Namibian choice of cuisine you are treated to some delightful flavours wherever you choose to eat, and we list everything from award-winning restaurants to quirky bistros with local beers. Namibia is a wonderful place to experience and offers a rare chance to take a safari in a truly unspoiled country, and we can help you with all your travel advice and point you in the direction of the best tour operators and other helpful information. We are the acknowledged experts on travel to Namibia and are an essential resource if you are travelling to this amazing place, so why not check out Book Namibia now for all you need to know about enjoying your time in one of the most wonderful of African...

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Self Drive Namibia for an Unforgettable Experience

There are few places on earth where you can experience a landscape that has remained unspoilt and unchanged for thousands of years, yet Namibia offers you exactly this. The stunning expanse of the Namib Desert – thought to be the oldest in the world and featuring the tallest sand dunes anywhere on earth – is quite an amazing place, and there is much more to this astonishingly beautiful country, including amazing beaches on the Atlantic Ocean coastline to explore. If you are planning to visit Namibia – and we recommend you do – perhaps the best way to get a feel for the place is to take a self drive holiday. At Book Namibia we are committed to providing you with all the information and advice you could possibly need on your travels to the country, and we have access to the very best in 4×4 hire and camping equipment rental. With much of the country being undeveloped a 4×4 is a must in order to tackle the sometimes rough terrain and the local hire companies will be able to provide exactly the right kind of vehicle for you and at excellent rates. Camping is a great way to experience Africa in the wild, and we can find you the best people to hire your equipment from and point you in the direction of the best campsites in Namibia. This wonderful country offers you the opportunity to visit tribes that have lived in the wild for thousands of years and to experience their lifestyle, and also to take a trip to any of the many charming and wonderful towns and cities where you can eat in local restaurants and take in quaint shops selling local craft. Check out Book Namibia now for access to tour operators and car hire companies, and everything else regarding self drive travel to...

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Enjoying Conservation Efforts in Namibia

The conservation of wild and endangered animals is always welcome, and in Africa there are various efforts to protect many of the animals that are unique to the continent. One country that is particularly concerned with conservation is Namibia, and here you can take a tour of one of the many conservation programmes that are to be found throughout the country. The main object of the conservation in Namibia is the magnificent Cheetah, one of the most amazing of the African big cats and a truly wonderful animal to observe in the wild. At Book Namibia we offer you details of the best of the conservation programmes concerning the cheetah, and you can take a tour through the areas involved on cheetah drives and get involved in activities. This is a fabulous experience for children who will not get a chance to see cheetah in the wild often, and you can even engage in a chance to meet orphaned cheetah – something that will remain with you for a lifetime. Book Namibia is not a tour operator itself but a comprehensive information portal, and one that is an essential source of information on travel in Namibia. Book Namibia offers you information on everything from tour operators to accommodation, and you can use the information on offer to help plan your conservation holiday in detail. There is information on activities, places to go, where to eat and even car and 4×4 hire – the latter essential if you are to explore the less developed areas of Namibia – so you have everything at your fingertips to plan well in advance. Have a closer look at Book Namibia right now and check out the excellent places to visit in this quite wonderful part of Africa. You really can’t fail to be entranced by the magic of Namibia, so book...

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Why the Etosha National Park is a Must!

If you are searching for the perfect safari destination you simply have to consider the Etosha National Park in Namibia. This unique and quite magical place simply entrances visitors with its stunning, vast salt pan – visible from space – and the many waterholes at which exotic and rare animals gather. There are few other places where you can see the likes of black rhino, leopards and lions in the wild, and the park is also famed for the presence of as many as 340 species of bird, including the magnificent Ostrich. Namibia is a quite wonderful country with many attractions, perhaps the best of these being that it remains largely untouched. The Etosha National Park is an example of this, and while it does have accommodation and refreshment places, it remains as it has been for hundreds of years. This is the real, authentic Africa of exotic animals and magnificent landscapes, and there is nowhere quite like it elsewhere in the world. You can find a wealth of information on the various tour operators, safari organisers and accommodation options in and around Etosha at Book Namibia, an essential guide for anyone considering travel to the country. Book Namibia covers everything you could possibly need to know from car and 4×4 hire to general travel advice, and really is a vital portal for potential visitors to Namibia and the Etosha National Park. The information within will allow you to plan your holiday to perfection, and to find the perfect options for all elements of your stay. Namibia is a rare opportunity to experience a slice of Africa as it should be – wild, natural and unspoilt – and those who visit are likely to return. Have a closer look at Book Namibia now and see how we can help you find the right tour operator for...

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Safari Adventures in Namibia

Once only open to the very wealthy, the advent of affordable air travel means that a safari is now a very real prospect for the family, and it remains an exciting and invigorating experience for both young and old. Being able to watch exotic wild animals in their natural habitat is far removed from any zoo, and the choice of destinations for your safari adventure is varied. We can happily recommend you consider the beautiful country of Namibia, which remains one of the least developed in Africa, and is home to some of the best safari locations of all. At Book Namibia you can find all the information you need on the best safari tour operators in Namibia; here you can choose whether you want to enjoy a self-drive safari or a guided one – the latter are excellent as they take you to where you are most likely to see the animals – and there are also various eco-tours and those that take in the conservation areas within the country. Indeed, Namibia is famous for its cheetah population, which is the largest anywhere in the world and a major attraction for visitors. Tour Operators Book Namibia has details of the main tour operators so you can find the best and most appropriate deal for you, and if you are driving then a 4×4 is essential; they have information on hiring vehicles too. Whether you choose to visit the stunning Etosha National Park in the north of Namibia or one of the many reserves in other areas you are guaranteed a safari experience that you will never forget, and you can’t visit Namibia without seeing the magnificent, towering sand dunes of the Namib Desert, reputed to be the tallest in the world. Have a look at Book Namibia now, and make sure you have all the information you need for an exciting African...

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All You Need to Know About Namibia

There are some spectacular countries to explore in Africa, but it has to be said few come close to the sheer majesty and variety offered by Namibia. An unspoilt land with a beautiful coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, this is a place of mystery and beauty, and one where you can experience the real, untouched Africa. from the capital city, the charming Windhoek with its wonderful restaurants and obvious colonial influences, to the stunning Namib Desert there is plenty to enjoy, and Namibia is not short of things to do. At Book Namibia – an essential source of information for anyone wishing to travel to this wonderful country – you can find everything you need to know about Namibia in one place to ensure your trip is as enjoyable and exciting as possible; they offer advice on everything from general travel tips to accommodation, car hire and activities, and all in an easy to use and well laid out website that is a pleasure to use. Book Namibia also offers you access to the very best travel and tour operators for holidays in the country, and you can choose who you want to deal with and get the help you need. A holiday in Namibia really is one that you will remember for a lifetime, and while many African countries have responded to the growth in tourism on the continent by developing resorts quickly, much of the country remains as it has been for its entire existence. For lovers of history there is plenty to find here, and gourmets will enjoy the exciting local dishes in the restaurants across the many fine towns and cities. Enjoy Namibia now while you can still feel authentic Africa here, and let the excellent Book Namibia help you plan the holiday you have always dreamed...

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Fine Wine and Great Food in Namibia

Across Africa you will find that food is very much a part of the local culture, and nowhere is this more evident than in the fabulous country of Namibia. This glorious, mysterious and very wonderful place has a long history of fine, unique cuisine, and it is on offer in many excellent restaurants throughout the country. At Book Namibia, the leading resource for tourists looking to visit our fine country, we have put together information on where you can enjoy some of the finest food and wine, and we can’t recommend it highly enough1 Game is popular in Namibia – especially the delicious Oryx and Kudu – and there is a local tradition of fine vegetable dishes, so the vegetarians among your party will not be disappointed. In the coastal regions seafood dishes are a must, and the sheer variety of dishes on offer reflects the many different cultures that have left their mark on the Namibian way of life. We recommend you try Windhoek, the capital, for the best in fine wines – some of Africa’s finest are made in the region – and also for some of the finest restaurants in Africa, At Book Namibia we are here to help you enjoy your trip to our country, and we have done all we can to include information that will enable you to get the best out of your holiday. We have details on the leading tour operators, car hire companies, activities and accommodation – as well as general travel information that we recommend you read before embarking – and we believe we are the place to come for the very best information on visiting Namibia. Check out the website now and you will find out what a fantastic place this is, then book a dream holiday for you and your family that will leave you with wonderful...

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Essential Tips When Travelling in Namibia

Travelling in an unfamiliar country can be daunting, so it pays to be aware of any information and handy tips that may be of use. Namibia, a beautiful country with a stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline and some wonderful features, may seem alien in many ways to first time visitors, so Book Namibia has put together a handy information resource covering everything you need to know about visiting this amazing place. We cover all areas from currency to climate, and rest assured, this quite glorious country is inherently safe and welcomes visitors. One area of concern to tourists visiting Africa is that of health; malaria is a problem in some African countries, but apart from some areas in the north, Namibia is free of malaria. It is, however, advisable to ensure you have medical insurance, and that you have taken any recommended pre-emptive injections before visiting. In the towns and cities, and in most accommodation, tap water is safe to drink – if not, it will be indicated – although thanks to the hot weather it is strongly advised that, when travelling, you take bottled water with you in sufficient quantities. Namibian commerce deals in the Namibian Dollar, and this is the only currency accepted within the country. There is a full network of ATM points, and all major credit cards will be accepted. For most western visitors a visa is not required; a valid passport – and a return ticket – are requirements of entry, and you will find the process simple. Namibia is a beautiful country that has plenty to offer the tourist, and at Book Namibia we are here to help you find the right tour operator, car hire company or accommodation – and much more besides – to ensure that your visit to our favourite country is as enjoyable and memorable as can...

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Discover Conservation in Namibia

Conservation is a major business across Africa, especially where endangered species are concerned, and nowhere is this more evident than in Namibia. Namibia is home to one of the major conservation programmes for the Cheetah – perhaps the most fascinating of all the African big cats – and you can enjoy their work when you visit this most spectacular country. The Cheetah Conservation Fund has developed a Research and Education Centre, right in the middle of the main cheetah areas, and here you can take a rare opportunity to see these wonderful animals in their natural habitat. Take a tour of the facility and see cheetahs in action – adults and children alike will enjoy what is an enlightening experience – and learn about this fascinating animal and its habits and life. At Book Namibia, the leading resource on travel in Namibia, we have full details of this conservation programme and many others that are in operation within the country, and we encourage visitors to enjoy the opportunity to see this work in action, and to help keep Namibia as unspoilt and natural as possible for future generations to also enjoy. That’s not all there is to Namibia, however, and Book Namibia has full details of everything you need to know about travelling in this amazing country. We have details of accommodation across the country, information on activities you can enjoy, details of car and 4×4 hire and tour operators, and also general advice on essential tips when taking a trip to our favourite country. There is so much to experience here, and it will be a world away from what you know at home, so take a tour of the Book Namibia website right now, and learn about the many attractions in Namibia, then book yourself a dream holiday in one of the most magical places of all....

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Why Namibia Is the Ideal Introduction to Africa

A holiday in Africa is a dream for many, and with the advent of cheap air travel and growing tourism attractions there are many options that are surprisingly affordable. The only problem you may have, in fact, is deciding which country to visit, as there are so many diverse and wonderful places to go and things to see. At Book Namibia we recommend that you consider this beautiful country, with its wonderful Atlantic Ocean coastline and stunning geographical features, as the place to go, as nowhere will you find so many elements of the real, unspoilt Africa. Namibia is a place of many wonders – check out the towering sand dunes of the Namib Desert, and we have a directory of 4×4 rental companies as you will need one if you choose to visit the desert region – and some fabulous accommodation options. Book Namibia is the most comprehensive source of information on where to stay, what to do, and how to do it in Namibia, and our passion for thus sensational, unspoilt and quite dramatic country is unsurpassed. We don’t arrange tours; we put you in touch with the best in the business. You can take a genuine traditional Africa safari in Namibia and see the wild animals in their natural habitat – an experience for all the family that is far removed from any zoo – and visit nomadic tribes who still live their lives as they did hundreds of years ago. Take in the mixed culture of the fascinating towns and cities – the capital city, Windhoek, has many excellent restaurants where you can sample the unique local cuisine – and enjoy the glorious weather. For everything you need on travel in Namibia you are in the right place, so check out Book Namibia now and begin the trip of a...

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Fine Food and Wine in Namibia

We know that fine dining is not likely to be the first thing that springs to mind when considering Namibia for a holiday; you are more than likely thinking about a safari or other adventure, rather than the unique culinary delights that await you in Windhoek, the charming capital, and many other towns through the company. At Book Namibia we have more experience of the delights on offer in this amazing place than anyone, and we can put you in touch with the best tour operators and also recommend the finest places to eat. Namibia is famed for its food and local game dishes, especially Oryx and Kudu which can be found on offer in some of the finest of restaurants, and along the coast you may also find exquisite seafood restaurants offering a variety of local cuisine and unique dishes. Wine is likely to be from some of the finest South African wineries – which are world-renowned and highly recommended – while the choice of local and international dishes can’t be faulted in the likes of the famous Casa Forno restaurant, to the north of the country and with a string reputation for excellent meals. In Windhoek itself Book Namibia recommends Am Weinberg, a fine example of top quality dining where you can enjoy some of the most impressive local cooking of all. This friendly and classy place is popular with tourists and locals, and cannot be beaten for atmosphere and the quality of its cooking. Trying authentic local food is a special part of any holiday, and in Namibia the unique nature of the dishes makes it even more so. Check out the dining section on the Book Namibia website for more information on great places to eat and drink, and enjoy the benefit our expertise during your...

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