Africa, once referred to as the Dark Continent due to the lack of information about it, has held a fascination with travelers for decades. Traditionally the go-to destination for well-to- do families who went to Africa for the luxury lodges and private game drives, it has become increasingly more accessible to travelers of all budgets over the past few years, which is an exciting development for all of us.10 reasons visit Namibia 15 stunning photographs
Namibia first jumped onto the travel scene back in 2015 when it was featured in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries to Visit List. Skip ahead two years and it has just been named in Lonely Planet’s 2017 List of the Top 10 Value Destinations. Put them together and you’ve got a country just ripe for a boom in tourism that offers amazing value. It’s a traveler’s dream.
Still not convinced? Let me show you 15 photographs that illustrate Namibia is a country of contrasts and one that you need to visit as soon as possible!
Etosha National Park, located in Northern Namibia, is one of Africa’s most unique National Parks. It’s main characteristics – apart form boasting 4 out of the big 5 – is that at its center is a salt pan large enough to be seen from space! Believed to have been formed over 100 million years ago it is 130km long and 50km wide. That’s pretty big and it looks bigger than that in real life! When the Europeans discovered the area in around 1851, they were accompanied by the Ovambo Traders. Etosha can be loosely translated as “Great White Place” in the Ovambo language – and it is their traditional name for the land that stands to this day.
Welcome to my “Travel Photo Tuesday” series. Its a place for me to share my favorite travel photographs – and feature some of your best shots – from Instagram & Twitter each week that have been tagged with @maketimetoseetheworld and/or #maketimetoseetheworld.
If you have ever checked out my Instagram feed you will have noticed that I absolutely love travel photos. I have hundreds to share from years of traveling but I also see so many beautiful photographs from my followers which inspire wanderlust and showcase destinations I could only dream of.
I’ve decided to share my favorites with you as a feature here on the blog & across all social media platforms each Tuesday in the hope of inspiring you all to maketimetoseetheworld.
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And if you want to get an idea of the photo’s I like – check out previous featured posts HERE