5 Reasons Why Namibia Is The Perfect Place For Your Honeymoon
Situated on the West Coast of Africa, Namibia is fast becoming one of the busiest and most popular honeymoon destinations for newly-weds on the entire African continent: and for good reason too.
Home to a vast abundance of extraordinary wildlife, awe-inspiring landscapes and luxury accommodation, a honeymoon in Namibia offers couples the chance to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Over recent years the likes of Prince William have visited the area which has only served to enhance its already growing reputation on the world stage, and, thanks to the rise of dedicated Namibia safari tour experts like Secret Namibia, newlyweds can now book and plan a self-drive or private guided safari to Namibia with ease.
From breath-taking scenery to mouth-watering food and more, here are our top reasons why Namibia is the honeymoon destination of your dreams:
Encounter Majestic Wildlife
One of Namibia’s biggest appeals is without doubt its iconic wildlife. The lush and water hole-filed landscapes of Etosha National Park are home to an array of elephants, rhinos, springbok, zebras, giraffes, and much more whilst the Hoanib Valley similarly boasts clusters of majestic mammals and birds.
Even in the sparsely populated northern regions of the country, such as the desert and dry riverbeds found in the Skeleton Coast you will encounter colonies of Cape fur seals, which are both fascinating and adorable in equal measure. The best time to visit Namibia to view animals is in the dry season between June-November; just ensure you’ve got plenty of space on your camera for all those amazing pictures you will capture!
Explore Epic landscapes
Stretching across 800,000 km sq., Namibia boasts an array of spectacular landscapes to explore including mighty sand dunes, rolling hills, gravel plans and dusty coastal deserts.
Two of the main topographic regions across the country are the Central Plateau and Kalahari Desert, which is a large plain that covers the eastern third of Namibia as well as northern parts of South Africa.
From north to south, and covering the middle part of the country, the Central Plateau is divided between rugged mountains and sandy valleys, and this is where most of the country’s population, including the iconic Etosha National park, as well as the capital, are located.
Kick Back in Luxury Accommodation
Over the last few years, the amount of luxury lodges and accommodation in Namibia has exploded as many regions of the country attract growing numbers of tourists, including newlyweds. From cute, rounded huts hand-finished with gorgeous, thatched roofs, through to secluded luxury dune camps and exclusive hotels- there’s a luxury abode for every taste and budget.
Some of the most prestigious accommodation even features indoor/outdoor spas, swimming pools, fire pits, gyms and much more, all set against the backdrop of stunning natural landscapes. Where better to kick back and relax after all of the wedding formalities are completed?
You will find some of the most luxurious accommodation and camps scattered around Etosha National Park, although there are also plenty of luxury abodes that can be found in the Sossusvlei desert, Swakopmund, Kulala desert and even on the Skeleton coast.
Tuck into some scrumptious food
As well as picture-perfect landscapes and majestic wildlife, no honeymoon would be complete without some amazing food to enjoy- and Namibia doesn’t disappoint in this regard either.
The Namibian cuisine is a combination of traditional methods of cooking, heavily influenced by German and South African techniques. The country boasts some of the best free-range beef in the world because farmers allow their livestock to roam freely, and they aren’t pumped with antibiotics or growth hormones. Other popular meat dishes include game like gemsbok and kudu whilst fresh fish dishes are widely available and incredibly delicious. Oysters, commonly regarded as a natural aphrodisiac, are a particular speciality in Namibia so be sure to tuck into a couple before you retreat to your digs!
Meet the Friendly Locals
Although Namibian natives are known to speak a variety of different languages, English is the official tongue which means if you’re from Europe, or North America, you’ll likely have no problems conversing with some of the locals.
Many visitors to Namibia often comment that it’s hard to find a warmer and more hospitable collection of communities anywhere else in Africa so say hello, ask questions, and find out more about the history and culture of this unique and idyllic former South-African state.