South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania are destinations on the continent that are constantly trending, but when it comes to who’s got next in travel to Africa, Namibia wins, hands down.
Only an hour flight from Johannesburg and Cape Town, Namibia is slowly rising amongst Black travelers seeking deeper experiences in the Motherland. The varied landscapes, natural wonders, bucket list adventures, and unique cuisine are just a few of the reasons it has become a must-visit.
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Namibian native Ndapanda (@__ndapanda) has made it her mission to show people her homeland through images that capture the life and beauty of Namibia and its people. Just one look at her beautiful photos will have you ready to experience the beauty for yourself.
Welcome to Namibia
Namibia, located on the southwest coast of Africa, is a country with an interesting cultural mash-up, endless activities, and natural wonders that cater to every traveler’s style and budget. From the bustling vibes of the capital of Windhoek to the serene views of Swakopmund, you’ll wonder what took you so long to add Namibia to your getaway list.
Accommodations in Namibia are far from average. Whether you want the traditional hotel experience in the city, or want to escape to the deserts of Sossusvlei, the options will blow you away. Don’t believe us? Check out Little Kulala Lodge where each villa features a plunge pool and a rooftop bed for star gazing.
Photo Credit: Wilderness Safaris
Namibia’s cuisine is a mashup of indigenous dishes like traditional braaivleis (meat barbeque), and potjiekos, a spicy stew of meat, chicken, and fish, and other dishes brought to the country through German and British colonization, like Wiener schnitzel. Eat at well-known hotspots like Restaurant Gathemann or La Marmite for delicious bites.
Photo Credit: @__ndapanda
You cannot leave Namibia without getting lost in the dead forest, Deadvlei. Located inside the Namib-Naukluft Park, the Deadvlei (meaning dead marsh in Afrikaans) is a white clay pan in Namibia’s desert that is home to the skeletons of trees that are believed to have died 600–700 years ago.