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Namibia Dunes
Submitted by Amber on 2007-04-13 09:56:19 (via www.worldwander.com)
Namibia Dunes are considered the one of the most incredible and unusual sites in the entire world. Take this quiz: you find yourself in Namibia presented with the option of sand boarding or sand sledding, which one should you choose to have a blast? Find out the right answer from this story.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-10 07:12:50
What else is there to see i Namibia besides the Dunes?
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Submitted by Shine on 2009-04-10 07:20:35
Its Parts of Africa so there are really a lot to see....From the fish river canion up to skeleton coast...Namibia is really a beautiful place
 
Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-10 13:56:51
Ohh yes indeed, Namibia is a great country. You can enjoy the amazing Etosha full of variety of animals, etc, the great high mauntain in the Brandberg area, the nature parks in Caprive like Mamili national park, etc and many, many more!!
 
Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-14 03:12:43
well in Namibia there are lots of things
which are exciting and interesting
Etosha national park, water fall,
 
Submitted by OLove on 2009-04-15 02:22:12
Namibia has an unexplored paradise of breathtaking beauty, wide open spaces, distant horizons, unspoilt beaches... so many things.

If you love wildlife, we have the Etosha National Park which is over a 100 years old. Be it a lion, giraffe, elephant or zebra, almost all the african species are presented in the huge nature reserve.
 
Submitted by BaaZ on 2009-04-16 09:32:33
Greetings,

Just my opinion...

In my own opinion, the dunes are really something to visit, you can do sand boarding there, quad biking and they started to offer a hydro ball at Dune 7 as well. Just keep in mind that it can get very hot out there, temp like 45 degrees Celsius and more... so if you visit the dunes, be sure to take lots of still water and sunscreen with you, or visit the dunes on a misty and cold day. Dune 7, which is the start of the dune belt between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, is easily reached with a normal sedan car, if you take the tarmac road from walvis bay to the walvis bay airport, you will find the turn off to the left clearly marked as "Dune 7" by a road sign.

If you wish so see more of a rocky desert, you can take the C28 road from Swakopmund and drive up to a camping site with the name " Bludkuppe" which directly translated to english, means Blood mountains. This is approx 100km from swakopmund, this could also be reached with a normal sedan car, but a "bakkie" (pick-up truck) is recommended. Note that it can get very out there as well. but if you make it early enough in the year, you can find water out there for swimming, but the water is dirty. Please keep in mind that a permit is required to visit this area, as it is part of the Namib Naukluft Reserve, permits can be obtained without a hassle for under 100 namibian dollars.

There are alot of nice places to visit within 1000km from the coast, and is definately worth seeing.

Please let me know if you would like to have some photos of my recent camping trips to these places.
Submitted by Shine on 2009-04-10 07:17:49
Namibia's Dunes is really very amazing!! i have lived in Namibia for 26 years and i will never leave....and sand boarding is really loads of fun!! Namibia has some of the worlds highest Dunes...
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-13 07:08:32
I'm coming next month as a volunteer to Namibia! how is the weather over their?
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Submitted by OLove on 2009-04-15 02:23:05
Well, we are slowly approaching winter in Namibia...
Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-13 07:09:15
And also what would you recommend me to see in this period of time?

thank you all,
Diana.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-13 11:28:00
Namibia has a wide range of sight seeing,alot of historical places!Namibia not only has beautifull dunes but,as mentioned,we have the Fish River Canyon,The very popular Etosha pans where you live with the big five which are namely The Lion,The Cheetah,The Elephant,The Rhino and The Fish Eagle.Our people are very loving and know how to treat our geusts!Hope you will be visiting our country soon to make it the most memorable moment of your life!
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-13 11:29:29
namibia is very nice with natural habitat
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-15 05:07:03
What about Namibian national food? what i the most popular dish?
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-15 09:17:31
as a roud Namibian I always visit the most excitng and productive part of of my country "The west caost". although Nam ha a lot of other beautiful site, gazing at the sunset over the sea next to the dunes has to be the best picture I've ever seen.
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Submitted by mctembo on 2009-04-15 14:07:33
Its amazing when it comes to Dunes in Namibia, we have one of the tallest/highest dune called DUNE 7

Actually Namibia a very peaceful country and it one of the most tourist destiny because of its vast natural resources, wild animals, diversity cultures, etc, jst to mention but a few

I hope u will like to be in Namibia if u had a chance to be here
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Submitted by mctembo on 2009-04-15 14:07:44
Its amazing when it comes to Dunes in Namibia, we have one of the tallest/highest dune called DUNE 7

Actually Namibia IS a very peaceful country and it one of the most tourist destiny because of its vast natural resources, wild animals, diversity cultures, etc, jst to mention but a few

I hope u will like to be in Namibia if u had a chance to be here
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-15 17:11:10
You will never run out of things to do here in Namibia,unless if you are not an adventurer.The dunes are here,waiting,Etosha waiting.The Spergebiet National park is still new(proclaimed recently) so it should make for an interesting visit.Swakopmund awaits.Stay in this town at night and ride the dunes during the day.And the volunteer,which part of Namibia will you be in?
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-29 01:36:09
well Since I'm a Namibian, I've visited a few places mentioned in the article.I must say that what they say is true, When it comes to deserts we have 1of the best desert n oldest ,lovely dunes and nice landscape. Namibia is also 1 of the cleanest country in the world.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-29 01:51:25
For the most part that article tells the truth, The Namibia desert is a huge mass of sand with little settlements here and there but very far apart.



But it doesn't do Walvis bay and Swakopmund any justice. Walvis bay is one of Africa's emerging ports and one the deepest and its a very busy town, its mainly a fishing town but most of the retail shops and big businesses at the coast are located in Walvis bay.

While swakopmund is the holiday town that Namibia is famous for but it offers more than just sand dunes and quadbiking.Swakop has a very good museum which houses a lot of Namibian history, a state of the art aquarium, a new beachfront that is nearing completion, several craft markets and several day spas.

Did you know that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's first born was born in Swakop, they stayed in one of the now many luxury seaside resorts mushrooming in Swakop.



The info is correct but just Three of fours years out of date.
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