Guide to Adventure Travel in Namibia

Namibia is a land of contrasts with breathtaking landscapes that range from vast red desert to rugged mountains and lush plains, as well as fascinating territories and an abundance of wildlife such as desert elephants, lions and leopards. Therefore it is a prime destination for adventure travel with activities ranging from wilderness camping to sand boarding.

For the ultimate African adventure you can not beat an overland trip, these tend to visit numerous countries and include a variety of activities including cultural trips and wildlife watching.

However, adventure travel within in Namibia itself is plentiful and varies within the country from region to region. For desert adventures you can head into the Namib Desert with its spectacular vast red sand dunes. Here you can enjoy desert safaris where you'll see rare desert elephants or sometimes climbs the dunes for spectacular views before sand boarding back down them for extreme thrills.

Or check out the plains of the infamous Etosha National Park where you can join a traditional adventure safari to see all manner of wildlife including elephants, wildebeest, zebra, hyenas, lions, cheetah, leopards, giraffes, antelopes and numerous bird species. Or for the really adventurous travelers there are walking safaris to get up close and personal to the nature and wildlife before camping out in the bush for the ultimate in wilderness adventures.

Other more unique adventure travel Namibia options include motorbike tours across the African continent or rail journeys through the country.

No matter what your preferred adventure is, you'll find it in Namibia.

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