An African safari can probably not be more adventurous and more enjoyable than it is in Namibia. Among the top safari destinations in Africa, I don’t think there’s any that can capture and exceed your wildest imagination of the African wild like Namibia does.
Situated in the Southwest of Africa, Namibia borders South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Angola, and the Atlantic ocean. It is one of the youngest African countries, having gained independence from South Africa in March 1990. The country occupies about 825,000 km2, making it one of the larger countries in Africa. Yet it has one of the lowest population densities in the continent.
Most parts of Namibia have desert or near-desert conditions, which are a bit harsh for human habitation. Ironically, traveling in Namibia is such a great adventure partly because of this harsh climate that leaves most of the land unspoilt by human activity.
• The Top five Safari Attractions in Namibia
1. Etosha National Park
Etosha is regarded as one of the finest and most impressive game parks in Africa. The name Etosha means “place of dry water” in the Ovambo language. Etosha national park derives its name from the Etosha pan, a vast but shallow salt pan occupying about 5000 square kilometers within the reserve. The park hosts a great variety of wild animals, among them all the African big five animals, the springbok, zebra, cheetah, kudu, hyena, black-faced impala and many other mammals and bird species.