Top 10 Things to Do in Namibia

Are you traveling to Namibia? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Namibia as a tourist!

Go for a Hot Air Balloon over the Namib Desert

An unforgettable experience in Namibia, is to enjoy the stunning landscapes, nature, and views from a hot air balloon. See the sunrise over the Namib-Naukluft National Park, and afterward, go and have a champange breakfast in the middle of the Namib Desert.

Camelthorn Beer

Swakopmund Brauhaus is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious and cold Camelthorn beer. The beer is an microbrew beer produced in Namibia, and it’s easy to drink and has a special flavor. Definitely a must among the top things to do in Namibia.


Do you feel you like helping others? Namibia is the perfect place for volunteering, and here you can help both animals and local people. Namibia offers several places where you can help take care of animals before they’re released out in nature again. But, there’s also opportunities to work with children and women, by teaching in schools or different courses.


Kolmanskop is a real ghost town located in the middle of the desert a few kilometers outside the port city Luderitz. When they found diamonds here in 1908, Germans settled in Kolmanskop. The town was built with German architecture and looks just like an old German village. When the diamond industry dried up in 1954, there were many who abandoned the city. Today it’s almost completely deserted, apart from tourists visiting the city.


In northwestern Namibia, you’ll find some of Africa’s largest areas of stone carvings. Most of the carvings were made over 6,000 years ago by the African bushmen. The rock carvings depicting people, footprints and several animals such as elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and ostriches.

Cape Cross

Cape Cross is located approximately 120 km north of Swakopmund. It offers the world’s largest colony of Cape Fur Seal. During November and December, up to 150 000 seals gather here to mate. It’s a cool experience to see with your own eyes, and it’s also one of the top things to do in Namibia as a tourist!

Fish River Canyon and Hot Springs in Ai-Ais

In the south-eastern part of Namibia lies one of the world’s largest canyons. Before you enter the Fish River Canyon, you can take a dip in the hot springs of Ai-Ais. Here you can enjoy spa treatments and hot springs in a beautiful environment. After you have pampered yourself, then you can end your day by watching the sunset in the Fish River Canyon.

The Caprivi strip

The Caprivi Strip is a narrow strip of land that runs between Botswana in the south, and Angola & Zambia in the north of the Okavango region in Namibia. Caprivi is the wettest region in Namibia with high rainfall and a large number of rivers, including the Okavango, Kwando and Zambezi rivers.

The abundance of water feeds a large number of animal species, including a large population of elephants. Wildlife is protected in four reserves. Between the reserves, there are no fences so that the animals can roam freely between countries, how they want.

See the Wild Horses in Aus

Many people have the dream of seeing a wild horse. In Namibia, this dream can come true. In the area around Aus, it’s quite common to see wild horses strolling around.


Swakopmund is Namibia’s largest coastal town and a popular destination for Namibians going on holiday. The city’s German roots are clearly visible in many parts of the city, especially by the architecture. On the outskirts of town lies the Namib desert where you can go try quad biking and sand boarding!

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