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The International Writers Magazine: Destinations

Namibia: Wild and Pristine
• Sean Lee
Infallibly associated with the quintessential idea of African safari, Namibia presents you the brilliant convergence of the undulating deserts with the perpetually turbulent coastline. Being the least populated country of Africa, the 300,000 square miles of the African wonder offers a lot of open space per citizen.

This festive season, if you are willing to embark on an untamed safari trip and explore some of the most endangered species of the world then start planning your itinerary for Namibia.

Presenting an enigmatic combination of the untamed landscape and pristine wilderness, Namibia is home to the cheetahs and Rhinos which lead the list of animals on the verge of extinction. In fact, exploring the country while on the road remains the best way to unearth its treasures While you are driving you can jolly well spot a panic-stricken kudu running in front of your car or for that matter a warthog hitting your vehicle at a high speed! Given below is a rundown on the chief highlights of the country.


Etosha Park Etosha National Park serves as one of the notable African game reserves with its waterholes luring flocks of thirsty animals. The juxtaposition of the silvery lands and the sparse shrubbery renders the landscape with a touch of conspicuous beauty. A self-drive safari can absolutely be imagined on its string of well developed roads.


Windhoek, the capital city rests on the Central Region. With its international airport, Windhoek remains the befitting launch pad for nearby excursions. The northern section of the Central region offers a wealth of diversities in the form of wildlife and mineral resources. The grand Kalahari and the Namib deserts grace the eastern and the western parts respectively.





These are the highest sand dunes in the world nestled in the Namib Desert and make for a breathtaking view. The shifting sand dunes (created by the prancing winds triggering an inland shift of the landscape) serve as the base of a panoramic view of the rest of the area. 63 kilometers away is the Walvis Bay Lagoon, a significant African wetland and home to herds of animals including:

  • Pelicans
  • Flamingoes
  • Water birds

Kalahari Desert

With a plethora of wildlife, succulent vegetation and woodland, Kalahari cannot really be called a desert in the strictest sense of the term (it receives a modest degree of yearly rainfall as well!). The surreal safari sojourn can well be the meeting place between tourists and San Bushmen, well-known for their “clicking” language. Bushmen

Skeleton Coast

Skeleton Coast Wrecks

Deriving its essence (and name) from its overwhelming sense of desolation and destruction (the coast is littered with shipwreck and washed up bones of whales and seals) this region is marked by great geographical diversities including volcanic canyons, emphatic mountain ranges and heaving sand dunes


With all its uninhibited “Safari” grandeur, Namibia also has a string of luxurious hotels where you can jolly well snuggle on to your bed and carry out important business operations (like receiving important payment, holding a conference or send out corporate holiday ecards to clients) on your laptop or just read a book!

Majuli: The Assamese Wonder Explored - Sean Lee
Willing to explore the least charted corners of the world? You could head for Assam’s Majuli (India) this year.

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