Namibia Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Adventure Travelers
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- NamibiaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
Not for the faint of heart. Considered by many to be one of the last true frontiers for surf, Namibia could be described as one of the least hospitable places on Earth. Located in southwestern Africa (just above South Africa and below Angola), Namibia is noted for its intense scenic beauty and equally hazardous terrain, with much of the country comprised of harsh, unforgiving desert bordered by a coastline of frigid, heavy surf, strong currents, dense fog and highly unpredictable conditions. Combine that acute isolation and virtually impossible access (currently made even more restrictive by heavily armed diamond miners occupying the area) with several massive coastal seal colonies attracting a great number of sharks, and it's easy to see why much of the surf here has gone unexplored. But for those who have the resources and wherewithal to penetrate the Namib Desert, the payoff is miles and miles of empty beach and pounding unpopulated breaks. In recent years Namibia's Skeleton Bay has finally placed the country on the surf map. Videos and images taken of sessions at the bay capture a number of seasoned surf veterans riding some of the longest barrels yet discovered on the planet. The result has been a substantial increase in the number of would-be barrel-riders finding their way to Namibia's shores to try their hand at Skeleton Bay and the other better known surf locations. But there's plenty yet to be discovered. Yet given the substantial travel time, demanding conditions and high costs required to visit the area, Namibia's remote section of coastline will no doubt continue to play elusive muse to many.Recommended for:
- NamibiaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesAdventure TravelersFirst to Review
A fantastic country! Wildlife, adventure sports, and surreal views are all on Namibia's checklist. Etosha National park offers great wildlife viewing. Swakopmund is a fun little town. The Namib desert and dunes of Sossusvlei offer up the kinds of scenes that will stay in your mind forever.
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