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5 things to do in Namibia

Got a free weekend in Namibia like I did, here are 5 things that you could do...

1.A meal at Leo's At The Castle

Situated at the top of the hill, on the grounds of Hotel Heinitzburg, Leo's At The Castle is a gourmet restaurant overlooking the skyline of the capitol city of Windhoek. It serves varied cuisine ranging from local game (meat) to international á la Carte.

I treated myself to a mouthwatering 5 course dinner which definitely went down as one of the best meals I have ever had on the continent of Africa.

2. Kapana at Single Quarter, Katutura

Kapana Grilled Beef (or suya as its called in Nigeria, or Kan kan kan as its called in Sierra Leone) is a way of preparing raw meat, (typically beef in Namibia) by grilling it on open fire. The grilled meat is often sold at open market by young and small business people. It is cut into small pieces, grilled and sold while it's cooking.

Kapana business has contributed to job creation and the economic development of Namibia by giving unemployed young people an opportunity to start their business with a very low capital. Kapana in Namibia is most popular in Windhoek Katutura area, and people from all works of life and surrounding locations visit Katutura to eat Kapana.

Road trip to Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay is a port town on the coast of Namibia, three hours from the capital Windhoek. Walvis Bay is home to abundant birdlife including flamingos, pelicans and Damara terns. The harbor features fishing boats, ships and restaurants. Dolphins, whales and Cape fur seals inhabit the Atlantic waters around the Pelican Point Lighthouse. East of the bay, coastal sand dunes like Dune 7 mark the start of the Namibia Desert.

Quad biking at the base of Dune 7

Dune 7 Adventures offers a range of activities including quad biking, sand boarding, sand art, etc. The company also provides a tour guide, adequate training and beverages to quench your thirst after a long drive.

Climb Dune 7, Walvis Bay

Dubbed by the Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism as the highest sand dune in the world, Dune 7 measures 1,256-foot. It was given the name Dune 7 because it is the seventh dune past the Tsauchab River, which runs through part of the Namibia Desert.

Climbing Dune 7 really was an exhilarating experience, and if I had the opportunity to do it again, I definitely would, just in a more appropriate outfit, haha.

Musu Kaikai


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