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Self Drive Namibia Safaris: Top 3 Places You Have to See

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Self Drive Namibia Safaris: Top 3 Places You Have to See

The most brilliant self-drive Namibia safaris target these top 3 places of interest.

#1- Damaraland

Damaraland is sparsely populated and is bewitching with what surrounds the town as something so supernatural. The geology of the organ pipes, the nature of solitude, and a petrified forests ancient signs from an older world, light up the place and make the area magical.

n 2007, at the World Heritage Committee in Christchurch, New Zealand, Twyfelfontein's San/Bushman rock engravings were awarded World Heritage status. Located in the Huab Valley west of the town Khorixas, Twyfelfontein is home to over 2,000 rock engravings and is one of Africa's largest.

#2 - Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is one spectacular place for self-drive Namibia safaris, thus making it a top destination. The monumental red sand and the magnificent display of different shades, colors, and depressions, fading and deeping, throughout the day make Sossusvlei a place for photographers and romantics alike.

Sossusvlei is lined by exotic, brightly colored dunes. Each hour of the day is unique and as the day carries on, new colors are constantly presenting themselves, whether on the dunes, orange, maroon, or pink, or against the Tsaris Mountains, blue and deep purples, in addition to the yellows and tans of the dancing grasses, it is easy to feel enlightened while visiting Sossusvlei on self-drive Namibia safaris. It is also home to ostrich, springbok, and oryx who roam the area like some prehistoric creatures living on another planet.

Together, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert are home to some of the world's tallest dunes, plenty of adventure activities and some of the world's best trekking; a backdrop so surreal it can be compared to nowhere else in the world.

#3 - Etosha National Park

Etosha is one of Africa's best game parks, next only to the parks in the Serengeti of Tanzania. In 2007 the park celebrated its first 100 years of existence. Viewing Africa's large game populations on self-drive Namibia safaris against the Etosha Pan backdrop is like no other found in Africa.

One of Africa's best game parks, next only to the parks in the Serengeti of Tanzania.

The Etosha Pan, the parks definitive feature, is an immense, shallow depression of some 5,000 km² of dry, white sun beaten mud. Mirages shimmer in the far distances while game animals stride across the desolate lands looking completely out of place. Throughout most of the year the area is dry, giving rise to the name 'the great white place of dry water.' Nevertheless, when the rains begin, the oshanas in Owamboland drain into the pan and the area becomes an important breeding ground for flamingos, a self-drive Namibia safaris highlight.

There are a total of 114 species of mammals, including the rare and endangered black rhino, cheetah, and black-faced impala. The only animals aren't found in Etosha are the hippo and crocodile. Almost every other animal can be found roaming the park. There are also about 340 different species of birds including the ostrich and secretary birds.

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Jeremiah is a fanatic about Namibia and southern Africa and his enthusiasm for safari has made him a sought after specialist since 2009. He is the author of Namibia: Discover the Real Namibia (Other Places Travel Guide), lead safari guide, and managing director of Wild Safari Africa - a tour operator specializing in health, culture, nature, and adventure. Qualify for your complimentary safari warm up package by going to [http://www.wildsafariafrica.com]

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