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[Africa Travel] Namibia: Windhoek Capital Travel Recommended Tourist Spots

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Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and was once a German colony. Although it is Africa, there are many European-style buildings, and very beautiful buildings are lined up. It is a city with a population of 300,000, and its greatest feature is the vast desert that spreads throughout the country. Since nature is the main attraction, there are nature reserves and museums where you can also observe the endemic animals of Africa. Therefore, it is a city with many tourists from all over the world.

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Location

Windhoek is a city located in the center of Namibia. It is famous for its beautiful Namib Desert and Etosha National Park, but it also has well-planned tours and many attractions such as food, hotels, safaris, and natural spots. Currently, the security around the capital can be said to be safe.

History

Originally, Khoisans lived in Namibia. However, from around the 14th century, Bantu rule continued. Britain came to dominate the area in the 1800s, but Namibia was occupied by Germany. After World War I, the region continued to be mandateed by South Africa, but the Namibian War of Independence broke out and became independent in 1990.

Climate

All of Namibia belongs to the arid region. Most have a desert climate. Temperatures range from 8 ° C to 31 ° C throughout the year.

Language

English is the official language of Namibia.

Security

Namibia is safer than other African countries. However, be aware that the area around Windhoek is generally unsafe.

Race

Blacks are over 80%. Others are Caucasian (6%) and mixed-race (6%).

Industries

Namibia’s main industry is mineral resources. A lot of diamonds are mined. Livestock farming is also popular in Namibia.

religion

Christians make up 90% of Namibia.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Christuskirche

It is a German-style building built when Namibia was a German colony. The building is a symbol of the city of Windhoek and is an evangelical church.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Katutura TownsNamibia Craft Centre

You can see many traditional Namibian crafts such as jewelry, accessories and local ornaments. You can also buy souvenirs.

Sightseeing spot 3 : National Museum of Namibia ACRE

The Namibian National Museum is a great place to learn about the history of Namibia. There are also exhibits during colonial rule. There is also a restaurant.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Okapuka Ranch

It is a place where you can enjoy nature. There are restaurants, bars and accommodations, so it is a place where you can enjoy a wide variety of things. There is also a horseback riding course where you can play with wild animals.

Sightseeing spot 5 : NamibRand Nature Reserve

The Namibrand Nature Reserve is said to be the oldest desert in the world. It is a desert characterized by red sand and is more than 100 km away from Windhoek.

Hotel

There are plenty of accommodations in Windhoek. Windhook Hosea Kutaco International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below

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