Namibia Is the Most Underrated Country and Here’s Why
Namibia is the 2nd least densely populated country in the world. You read that right, only Mongolia has less people per square kilometer. For someone traveling through the country, that means you can travel for hours without seeing a single car.
You feel like you’re one of the only tourists there and relative to many other destinations you’re one of only a small number of people that have visited this weird, beautiful, and mystical country
Since there’s so few people, there’s little light pollution so expect to spend a lot of time outside looking at the stars. It is noted as one of the best places in the world for stargazing.
Not only is it a beautiful place to be when the sun goes down, but also when the sun comes up. The best way I can describe so many places we went within the country is otherworldly. From the huge dunes to the abandoned ships off the coast (dubbed skeleton coast) to the largest canyon in Africa, it is a place unlike any other.
So Many Outdoor Activities
This is an outdoor lovers dream. With so few people, you’ll be able to experience all that the outdoors has to offer in Namibia, surrounded by nothing but vast landscapes. There’s everything from hiking in Africa’s largest canyon to game drives through the national parks to climbing up Dune 45. You won’t be disappointed in either the activities you can do or the scenery you’ll encounter.
We’ve gotten this far and I haven’t even mentioned the wildlife. Since Namibia gets very little rainfall, the animals you’ll see have adapted to the harsh living conditions. Learning about how they live in this country is fascinating but seeing them in real life in an indescribable experience.
Safety is Key
Aside from many outdoor/nature related reasons to visit Namibia, it’s also a very safe and stable country to visit. On top of that, it was the first African country to incorporate environmental protection into it’s constitution. We can certainly get behind supporting that.
Do you want to join the female-focused hiking group, MTN Chicks, here in February 2019 for an unforgettable outdoor adventure?