Friday, August 8, 2014

Spectacular Wonders of Namibia

Namibia is home to spectacular wildlife encounters, beautiful deserts, and much more. Coastlines, mountains, deserts and more make Namibia a home to many wonders of nature with some that even competed as candidates for the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa. What are the best wonders of nature that Namibia has to offer, that is the question.

 Lake Otijikoto
Because of its depth, the lake has become a real challenge for scuba divers around the world. They have also discovered artillery, remnants from the First World War dumped into the water’s depths.

Epupa Falls
The falls is fed by the river of Kunene which drops into a series of waterfalls completely emphasized by the dry and rocky landscape. There are trees that line the surrounding area of the falls which reflect the tropical climate of the region such as palm trees, fig trees and baobab.

Fish River Canyon
Quite an odd name for a rocky canyon, the Fish River Canyon gets its name from the remnant of a river below the impressive canyon itself. What is left of the river are precious pools that only fill up entirely during heavy rains.

Bounded by the great deserts of Kalahari and Namib, Damaraland does not pale in comparison when it comes to scenic landscapes. One of the most highlighted sites in this region is the Petrified Forest. These are trees buried by sand and sediments only to be uncovered after millions of years.

Brandberg Mountain
Deserving recognition as one of natural wonders of Namibia, Brandberg Mountain is actually also located in the edges of Damaraland. It is the highest mountain of Namibia and is made from granite intrusions. Brandberg means “Fire Mountain” which originated from the blazing colours that splash the western face of the mountain when the sun sets. It is especially known for the ancient rock paintings in its ravines

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