The Most Prominent and Popular Namibia National Parks
Namibia is a country known for its various national parks and game reserves. From Etosha National Park to the country’s wildlife resorts, there’s a lot to see and explore.
Are you just getting yourself acquainted with the the national parks? If so, here are some of the top destinations in the country.
Etosha National Park
Of all Namibia parks, Etosha is probably the most popular and prominent one.
It’s located in the north of the country and the massive protected area is the home of four species belonging to the big five. Elephants, zebras and lions are incredibly common in Etosha. The endangered black rhinoceros can also be spotted there. On top of that, Etosha is the habitat of more than 110 mammal and 340 bird species.
If you plan an Etosha visit, make sure that you’re going to stay there at least two days. Actually, planning an entire holiday around an Etosha visit is a great idea because it will give you enough time to acquaint yourself with the diversified and spectacular Namibian nature.
Daan Viljoen Game Park
Regardless of the fact that the game park is the smallest one in Namibia, it’s still worth paying a visit to.
The park is located just a few miles away from Namibia’s capital of Windhoek. Thus, it’s the perfect one-day or weekend destination.
Some of the most intriguing animals that can be spotted in the park include oryx antelopes, kudus, giraffes and baboons. More than 200 bird species also nest in the park, so the place is perfect for the individuals interested in birdwatching and photography.
Fish River Canyon National Park
The second largest canyon in the world is approximately 550 meters (1,804 feet) deep. Located in the south of the country, the canyon is Namibia’s most prominent tourist landmark.
The Fish River Hiking Trail provides wonderful opportunities for exploring the beauty of nature. The hike takes approximately five days to complete and it’s best suited to the needs of individuals that are in a good physical condition. The trail is closed from November to March because of the excessively high temperatures in the canyon.
The Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park and the Namib Desert Park come together to create one spectacular tourist attraction. Namib-Naukluft Park is the largest wildlife conservation area in Namibia. It’s also one of the driest parts of the country – rainfall there is an extreme rarity.
The world’s largest sand dunes are one of the biggest attractions in the park. They’re called Sossusvlei and together with the other parts of the preserve, the dunes are a really popular spot for ornithologists.
Desert Namibia Desert Elephants/Fish River Canyon