Windhoek is the capital of Namibia. It is located in the middle of the country, in a beautiful green valley between the Eros and Auras mountains. This small town was once a stronghold during the German colonial period, and the surviving architectural structure allows visitors to understand the overwhelming influence of the Germans. This includes the administrative building, which is the main tourist center, with two museums (Owela and State). Other buildings include Christuskirche Palace, Tintenpalast Palace, Alte Feste and Gross Barmen. The combination of ancient and modern architecture makes this city beautiful and attractive.

Etosha National Park is the largest and most impressive park with a variety of games. The park was protected in 1907 and has a total area of ​​approximately 22,270 square kilometers. About 114 species of mammals and 340 species of birds have been recorded here. The park has three resorts, namely Hatali, Namutoni and Okaukuejo, all of which have water holes. A large number of animals gather here at any time of the day or night, so that visitors have time to watch games and take pictures. Etosha is an attractive geographical feature formed by shallow depressions. It is 1065m above sea level, forming a huge saltwater pit, which occasionally fills with water. This hollow is surrounded by shrubs and vegetation, and provides food for many wild animals such as zebras, lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, kudus, hyenas, springboks, giraffes, jackals and antelopes.

The Namib Desert is the oldest desert in the world, starting from the Kunene River in the north to the Orange River in the south. It borders the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The cold Benguela ocean current sweeping across the African continent causes morning fog in the country, which helps many plants and animals survive. Some attractive sights in the area include the town of Swakopmund. It is located by the sea, palm trees, promenades and colonial buildings add to its beauty. The town of Walvis Bay is located south of Swakopmund. It was discovered by early whalers and is a rare deep-water bay on a shallow coastline. It is home to approximately 40% of South African pink flamingos and various birds.

Skeleton Coast is a wonderful scenery. It was here that skeletons and shipwrecks were blown by the cold sea breeze and scattered on the coastline. Skeleton Coast is located in the park; however, only part of the area is open to the public. The Spitzkoppe iceberg is a rock climbing mecca and another interesting attraction. Climbing is difficult, and you need toes when climbing up a rock crack.

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