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Namibia Overland Namib-Naukluft Park Tour

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
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No Namibia Overlanding tour is a success without a visit to Namibia's Namib-Naukluft Park.  Its infinite desert vistas, towering lunar mountain ranges and unique wildlife encounters are dumbfounding. With endless landscape vistas stretching from the caramel colored sea of sand dunes in the Namib Desert to the eye-popping purple Naukluft mountain range, the Namib-Naukluft Park is the greatest natural wonder on any Namibia Overlanding trip. Whether it’s running up one of the world’s largest sand dunes, bundu-bashing your way along one of the infamous 4x4 Namibia trails or soaking up Namibia’s vast wildlife the Namib Naukluft Park has something for all tastes on a Namibia tour. Here is Overlanding Africa’s guide to Namibia’s Namib-Naukluft Park top 5 things to do and see to make sure you get the most out of your Namibia overlanding trip.

Namibia Overlanding Namib Desert Dune Challenge

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Take in one of best sunrises on any Namibia Overlanding tour from the top of Dune 45 or Big Daddy. The dunes will light up before your eyes in every insane shade of caramel, rich red and crazy gold you could imagine. Enjoy the view as you overlook a panoramic view of the world’s tallest sand dunes stretching out in an endless sea of sand resembling the lost loads of a kid’s dump truck. Climbing Namibia’s tallest sand dune Big Daddy (380m) or even Dune 45 (148m) is no easy feat, so don’t be a dumbass and race headlong up the sheer side unless you enjoy passing out halfway up and being the numbskull who had to be carried down a dune on their Namibia overland tour. Read the Overlanding Africa Namibia Safari guide to hiking up Namibia’s sand dunes instead.

Explore the Sesriem Canyon

Carved over millions of years by the flow of the Tsauchab River through the smooth sandstone rock faces, the natural rock formation of the Sesriem Canyon boggles the mind. The Canyon is the perfect place to suck down one of the many tasty local brews of Namibian Beer, watching one of the best sunsets a Namibia overland trip has to offer.

Take a guided tour of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei

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Hop on a 4x4 Namibia safari vehicle and drive to the glistening white clay pan of Sossusvlei in the heart of the Namib-Naukluft Park.  Take a guided tour through the pan and the towers of caramel coloured sand dunes (the world’s largest) which surround it.  A Namibia tourism guide will teach you all about the fascinating history of the Namib Desert, the oldest and only growing desert in the world as well as the strange and quirky creatures that have adapted to the most extreme conditions.

Deadvlei

Be sure to visit the striking skeleton forest of Deadvlei- one of the Namib-Naukluft Park’s favourite attractions. The twisted black acacia trees are dramatic to say the least against the rich ochre coloured dunes creating one of the Namib Deserts most beautiful landscape views. If you’re feeling energetic hike up the epic Big Daddy (380m), the tallest sand dune in the Namib Desert on the edge of Deadvlei for a unique perspective of the pan.

Take a hike through the Namib Naukluft Park

Namib Naukluf Mountain-Ranges

The purple mountains and lush streams and lagoons of the Namib Naukluft Mountains resemble an alien lunar landscape standing out in complete contrast from the surrounding flat and arid Namib Desert floor.

Namib Naukluft Park Dunes

Take a hike on one of the many Namib Naukluft hiking trails through the largest and most beautiful of Namibia’s mountain massifs or rent a Namibia 4x4 car and bundu-bash your way along the Naukluft 4x4 Trail on a unique Namibia Overlanding experience.

A Namibia 4x4 safari trip to Sandwich Harbour

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The freshwater lagoon and guano island of Sandwich Harbour is all that remains of the old whaling station on the coastline of the Namib Desert and is any birdwatchers dream.  Filled with Namibia’s famous fluttering pink flamingos, Damara Tern and other amazing birdlife Sandwich Harbour is a lesser known but incredibly impressive attraction in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Hop on a Namibia 4x4 or Namibia tour out to the lagoon to enjoy the best birdlife Namibia tourism has to offer before snacking down on a picnic lunch on top of one of the surrounding giant Namib sand dunes running straight out before you into the ocean. Above all soak up as much as you can of the Namib Desert, Africa’s most picturesque safari setting.

Sossusvlei Tour

The awesome views, crazy hikes and trails and wonderful wildlife encounters of the Namib Desert and Namib-Naukluft Park will inspire your soul and mind, feeding you wanderlust for another Namibia overland trip. For more information chat to one of our Overlanding Africa experts or check out our tours on offer through Namibia. Keep Discovering

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Better than sex - Swakopmund Top 5 Adventure Activities

Monday, March 14th, 2011
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Swakopmund is an adrenalin junkie’s paradise, and if that's how you get your kicks, this place is better than sex. The air, ocean and sand adventure activities in Swakopmund will get the heart racing whilst exploring and enjoying your Namibia overland trip. Namibia’s adrenalin capital, Swakopmund, is a candy-store of adventure activities to quench the thirst of even the most extreme adrenalin junkie on a Namibia overland tour. The beautiful seaside holiday belies the host of exciting and unique adventure activities which are the ultimate way to explore all the natural wonder and beauty of a Namibia overland whilst getting your adventure fix. Here is Overlanding Africa’s guide to Swakopmund's top 5 adventure activities to make your Namibia tour legendary.

Skydiving over the Namibia Desert

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What better way to enjoy the endless panoramic views of Swakopmund, the rugged Namibia coastline and vast Namib Desert on your Namibia overland trip than from 10 000 ft in the air attached to a friendly tandem master and a parachute. After a 25 minute scenic flight up into the air, you shuffle towards the door and peer over the edge to the beautifully infinite desert stretching out around your feet. Then it’s three, two, one and out the door for 30 seconds of freefall flight in which you reach speeds of up to 200 km/h. If you ever dreamed of being superman as a kid this is your best chance. Nothing can describe the feeling of flying through the air and soaking it all in before you pull your parachute and coast back down to the Namibia Desert floor enjoying the view as you go. No Swakopmund trip or Namibia tour is complete without skydiving over the Namib Desert. Don’t believe how awesome skydiving is? Check out this video. Skydiving in Swakopmund For more information or to book a skydive contact Ground Rush Adventures.

Paragliding

Paragliding in Namibia For those Namibia tour travellers looking for a little more hang-time, paragliding is unique way to experience all the insane beauty of the Namib Desert dunes from the air. Let the air thermals of the Namib Desert carry you down the sheer face of the Swakopmund sand dunes or explore the diverse birdlife, game and natural wonder of Sossusvlei, Sandwich Harbour and Damaraland on a Namibia overlanding paragliding trip.

Check out the awesome imagery provided by Namib Gliding, click here to view the photo gallery

For more information or to book paragliding trips contact Namib Gliding.

Exploring the Namib Sand Dunes on a Namibia 4x4 adventure

Quadbiking-in-the-Namib-Desert Translated from Nama to mean vast, the Namib Desert is an infinite sea of sand in every vibrant and crazy shade of caramel, red and gold possible. With so much sand to explore and rugged coastline to see on a Namibia tour there is no better way to tear up the dunes than on a speeding Namibia 4x4 ATV or four wheeler. It’s a blast whizzing up the sheer towering sand dunes, the Namib Desert whipping through your hair as you try your luck at popping wheelies and outracing your fellow Namibia 4x4 adventurers. Monstrous Namib Desert dunes, speed and motoring on a Namibia safari- enough said. For more information or to book a Namibia 4x4 ATV or four-wheeling adventure contact the Far Out offices on +26464402737 or  +264811282737.

Swakopmund Sandboarding

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The Swakopmund sand dunes are any board lovers dream on a Namibia tour. An epic 100m 6 sided dune calls for you to conquer it. After waxing up your snowboard or lie-down board you shred your way down the sheer face of the dune getting schweet turns in before running back up to try again. There is even the chance to grab some air on the ramp or clock up to 80 km/h on the infamous lie-down sandboarding Dizzy run. Sandboarding down one of Namibia’s iconic Namib Desert monsters is the most fun you can have on a Namibia tour - as long as you don’t mind the taste of Namib Desert sand. For more information or to book a sand-boarding trip contact Alter-Action. (They can also be found in the lobby of Swakopmund’s Hotel Gruner Kranz in the Far Out offices).

Sea kayaking

Sea-Kayaking-Swakopmund Sea Kayaking along Swakopmund and Walvis Bay’s rugged coastline teeming with ocean life is a unique experience on any Namibia tour. Curious bottle-nose dolphins will swim alongside you and fur seals will do back flips as you paddle through the waves with your experienced guide.  You will explore the wonder of the seal colony and see Namibia’s variety of birdlife as you get up-close-and-personal. For more information contact Namibia Sea Kayaking.

The Most fun you can have with your clothes on

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Whether you’re keen to race up the sheer towering faces of the Namib Desert Dunes on a Namibia 4x4 wheeler tours, tear down them on a snowboard or take in the view of the rugged Swakopmund coastline as you hurtle towards the ground, Swakopmund will plant a grin on your face for the rest of your Namibia overland trip. All of these activities and more can also be booked through the Far Out offices in the Hotel Gruner Kranz lobby in Swakopmund’s Swakop Lodge. For more information you can chat to one of our Overlanding Experts or check out our tour page for Namibia Overlanding tours passing through Swakopmund. Keep Discovering!

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