The landscape of Namibia is incredible and offers motorhome hire tourists an amazing vacation, whether you are looking for relaxation or activity.
Visit the Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, located at the geographical centre of the country, and experience the wonderful mix of cultures that blend German colonization with traditional African dress. Windhoek can be a great starting out point for motorhome users in the country as well as being well worth a visit in its own right.
Then drive your motorhome at your own leisure towards the grassy plains and hilly Mopane woodlands of Etosha National Park. Elephants, giraffes, rhinos and lions converge to drink at the park’s waterholes, making Etosha one of Africa’s best game reserves to spot something exciting. Good roads, signposts and plenty of lookouts make Etosha perfect for a self-drive tour and well-suited to motorhome travel.
Another of Namibia’s spectacular attractions is Sossusvlei where you’ll find the highest sand dunes in the world. Part of the Namib Desert, the dunes are continuously reshaped by the wind forming patterns in beautiful orange hues that contrast with the dazzling white surface of the large deflationary clay pans at their bases. Hire a motorhome and drive into the area, then climb up the dunes to take in breath-taking views. Travellers can see in the distance Deadvlei, an expanse of dried white clay revealing skeletons of ancient Camelthorn trees. With a motorhome hire Namibia you can park close to the action and take in the incredible spectacle of sunrise and sunset across the dunes.
Extend your trip and travel to the city of Swakopmund to escape the heat. Palm-lined streets, seaside promenades, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and museums await the motorhome traveller who seeks relaxation. While the desert surrounding Swakopmund offers excitement in the form of quad-biking, sand-boarding, sand-skiing and parasailing. Or, at Walvis Bay, visitors can join a dolphin cruise or explore the lagoon on a kayak tour.
The arid and beautiful landscape of Damaraland and Kaokoveld offer a very different side of Africa for the more adventurous motorhome hire traveller. Attractions include Burnt Mountain, the Petrified Forest, and the Skeleton Coast. Occupying a huge, harsh stretch of landscape to the northwest of the country, Damaraland and Kaokoveld can make for an unforgettable motorhome journey.
Another unmissable site in Namibia is the Fish River Canyon, the second largest natural gorge in the world and the largest in Africa. Set in a harsh, stony plain the canyon is the kind of spectacular natural phenomenon for which motorhome holidays were made. A great hiking destination, the Fish River Canyon has wonderful trails for those who wish to make their motorhome holiday an active one.
If you are seeking contrast Caprivi is the wettest region of Namibia and consists mostly of extensive wetlands, floodplains, woodlands and rivers, like the Okavango and Zambezi where the adventurous motorhome traveller can hope to see a wide variety of animal and bird species. Spectacular herds of elephant, buffalo, red lechwe and reedbuck are among the highlights as well as families of hippopotamus demonstrating again the wide variety of experiences offered to motorhome travellers in the spectacular country of Namibia.