While visiting Namibia for your medical placement, stay a few extra days to experience some of these amazing activities!
1 Sail across the Desert in a Hot Air Balloon
2 Safari through the Etosha National Park: Namibia’s best national park; Wildlife include elephant, lion, leopard, black and white rhino, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and antelope.
3 Fly over the Skeleton Coast: Where sand dunes meet the ocean.
4 Visit a Himba Village: The Himba are semi-nomadic herdsmen, breeding cattle and goats.
5 Explore the Sossusvlei: Characterised by the iconic red sand dunes that surround it, Sossusvlei is a large, white, salt and clay pan. The dunes in this area are the highest in the world. Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead-end marsh” and one of Namibia’s most spectacular attractions.
6 Dune 45 is a star dune in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib Desert. Its name comes from the fact that it is at the 45th kilometre of the road that connects the Sesriemgate and Sossusvlei.
7 Photograph the Deadvlei: Thorn trees contrast against the white pan floor. Deadvlei is a paradise for photographers as the contrast between the pitch-black trees, bleached-white pans, the rusty-red dunes and deep blue sky make for incredible images.
8. Visit the Fish River Canyon: a large and spectacular place to visit at sunset, there are hot springs close by and perfect for enjoying a Namibian micro-brewed beer, Camelthorn.
9. Get up-close and personal with the Wildlife: Visit a wildlife sanctuary and see meerkats, mongooses, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and a wide range of feathered, furry and scaled animals.