Exploring Namib-Naukluft National Park

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Located in the Sossusvlei district of Namibia, the Namib-Naukluft National Park serves as a holiday retreat for the adventure lovers. The Park encompasses within the Nam Nau Habitat which also has other members such as the Namib Naukluft Lodge, the Namib Desert, Namib Mountains, and the Soft Adventure Camp.

 

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Pinnacle in Sesriem Canyon

Another interesting fact would be that the Nam Nau Habitat borders the Namib Sand Sea, which has been recognized as one of the World Heritage sites by UNESCO in the year 2014.

The Park constitutes as one of the world’s largest wildlife reserves and has gained immense popularity as a result. Animal species, including the likes of Oryx antelope, giraffe, Ostrich, Baboon, Mountain Zebra, Klipspringer, Steinbok, Kudu, fox Aardwolf, brown hyena, leopard, cheetahs and SpringBok can be viewed during the Safari expeditions.

The Namib Desert provides another spectacular viewing for the tourists. Sand dunes peaking to great heights are some of the visual treats for the people, which can make your stay at the Park a memorable sojourn.

The bird lovers can also engage in watching the various species during the early hours of the morning when the varied species gather together at the waterhole for quenching their thirst. Some birds that are popularly viewed within the reserve include the ‘Ludwigs’ and the ‘Rupple’s’ Bustard. Vultures also swarm the area, thereby giving the travelers additional images which they can enjoy. Snake eagles, the black-breasted varieties, can also be perceived being perched on the adjoining rocks on the water-bodies carefully observing their prey within the Park boundaries.

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Dead Vlei at dusk in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia.

Reptiles are also present at the amusement park. Snakes and scorpions may rarely be noticed at the preserve. A noteworthy display would however be that of the barking gecko, which proclaims its arrival during the evening period through the clicking sound which echoes within the surroundings and can be heard if roaming around the vicinity.

The clear desert sky also makes available to the sightseers, the Milky Way and the Southern Cross, which are counted amongst some of the amazing sights to have access.

Reaching the Namib reserve is made easy with the tours arranged by the African Extravaganza that started operations from Windhoek and Swakopmund in the year 1993 and has been functional ever since.

The Park offers an atypical display of wildlife and you must definitely consider booking a holiday in the place when seeking an escapade from the normal routine. The reserve is ideal for keeping your mind refreshed when on a break from work so you can return to the drudgery of life with renewed energy and positive outlook.

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