Say hello to the beautiful country of Namibia, with lusciously green terrains and breathtaking landscapes and dunes.Travel all of these at your own pace with a campervan hire from Salamanda Travel. We offer great specials and low prices for rentals on a variety of vehicles you can choose from. Start your trip as you land from the capital city, Windhoek.
Start off your trip to Namibia with its capital city, Windhoek. The largest city in the country encompasses leadership in all sectors as it is the social, economic, political and cultural centre of the country. Locally, Windhoek is known as ǀAiǁGams meaning “hot springs” in Khoekhoe or Otjomuise which means “place of steam” in Otjiherero. Both names refer to the hot spring’s that are found near the city centre.
In Windhoek, you can see a religious and historic landmark, the Christuskirche or the Christ Church. It is Lutheran church that is known for its gothic revival style and Art Nouveau elements in its architecture. The church is located where Fidel Castro street and Robert Mugabe avenue meet, at the gates of the Parliamentary compound.
You will also be able to see and visit the NamibRand Nature Reserve here, a private conservation initiative in Southwestern Namibia. The reserve has four distinct habitats for the wild animals that live here: dunes and sandy plains, inselbergs and mountains, gravel plains, and sand and gravel plains interface. These habitats aim to give the animals a feel of their natural habitats. Animal species that can be found here are large mammals such as Oryx gazelles kudus, zebras, giraffes, and other wild animals like steenboks, baboons, and hartebeest. There are also predators like leopards and hyenas and foxes.
The nature reserve is also a place for stargazing as it has been proclaimed as Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. There are also guided tours from trained rangers, hot-air ballooning and cross-country vehicle rides.
The capital city is a great starting point to your adventures in the whole Namibia. Drive your campervan hire from here and then see the rest of the country as you land from Windhoek International Airport. Get more on your vacation as you visit other cities and towns like Sesriem, Swakopmund, and Grootfontein.