May 18, 2024

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Safari Route: Witsand To Swakopmund

Introduction

Namibia is a country with a fascinating history and diverse cultures, making it the perfect destination for an adventurous holiday. The Safari Route offers travelers the chance to experience nature at its finest as well as some of Namibia’s most famous attractions. This route starts off in Witsand and passes through Swakopmund and Walvis Bay before ending back in Windhoek!

Witsand is a small town in the Southern part of Namibia. It lies on the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by sand dunes.

Witsand is a small town in the Southern part of Namibia. It lies on the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by sand dunes. The name Witsand means “white sand”.

The town was founded after copper was discovered there in 1907, but it later became famous for its golf course and tourism industry when it was established as an official resort in 1969.

Swakopmund, formerly known as Luederitz, is the old German town that lies in the north-western part of Namibia.

Swakopmund, formerly known as Luederitz, is the old German town that lies in the north-western part of Namibia. It was established by a German trader named Adolf Luederitz in 1883 and today it has a population of about 12000 people.

The main attractions here are:

  • Swakopmund Museum – This museum has exhibits from prehistory to modern times with an emphasis on local indigenous cultures. There is also an interesting section on shipwrecks off Namibia’s coast line.
  • The Snake Park – This park houses more than 100 venomous snakes which include cobras, mambas and vipers among others! There’s also some non-poisonous ones too like python snakes etc… It’s worth visiting if you enjoy seeing these reptiles up close!

From Swakopmund you can visit Walvis Bay, which has been declared one of the 10 best beaches in the world by Forbes Magazine.

There are many attractions in Walvis Bay, including the Walvis Bay Museum, which was built in 1914 and houses some interesting artifacts from Namibia’s history. The aquarium is also worth a visit if you want to see some of the local marine life.

Another activity you can do while visiting this area is golfing at one of two courses: The Swakopmund Golf Club or The Windhoek Country Club. Both have stunning views over the ocean while providing players with challenging holes that will test their skill levels!

Another place worth visiting from Swakopmund is Aus, which is also known as ‘the gateway to Sossusvlei’.

Another place worth visiting from Swakopmund is Aus, which is also known as ‘the gateway to Sossusvlei’. This small town in the southern part of Namibia is a great starting point for your trip into the Namib Desert.

Aus was founded in 1894 by German settlers and later became an important cattle ranching area during South Africa’s colonial rule over Namibia (then called South West Africa). It was named after a nearby watering hole called Auas (meaning “spring”).

Head back to Windhoek and explore Katutura township where you will find some shopping malls and entertainment places.

You can do some shopping in Katutura, there are some nice restaurants and bars in Katutura. You can find some entertainment places in Katutura as well.

This route takes you through three different cultures, offering a wide range of experiences from beaches to deserts

This route takes you through three different cultures, offering a wide range of experiences from beaches to deserts.

The first stop is Witsand, a small town in the Southern part of Namibia. It lies on the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by sand dunes.

From here, you can visit Swakopmund which is known as Luederitz when it was still German colony. Swakopmund is situated in north-western part of Namibia and has an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius throughout year round!

Conclusion

If you like adventure, then this route is for you. It takes you through three different cultures, offering a wide range of experiences from beaches to deserts. This route also gives you the opportunity to see some amazing wildlife such as elephants and lions at their natural habitat