By Shingai Darangwa
SUB-SAHARAN Africa has plenty to offer. Countries like South Africa, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Tanzania, Kenya are popular destinations due to their well-developed tourism industries.
But there’s just something different and magical about Namibia, one of the region’s most breathtaking locations. Many of its most interesting places are easily accessible and many people choose to experience its majestic landscape and natural beauty by road, and even by foot. Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, is probably the most popular destination, but other cities including Lüderitz, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, have plenty to offer. Its reputation is generally that of a dusty, hot country – which is understandable given the blistering heat it experiences throughout the year and the fact that it is home to the oldest, driest desert in the world. Swakopmund, in particular, offers an escape from the heat of Namibia’s interior. For adrenaline junkies, there’s plenty to get up to in the surrounding desert, including quad-biking, sand-boarding, sand-skiing and parasailing.
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