Ai - Ai hot springs

Ai-Ais, meaning Burning Water in the local language, refers to the sulphurous hot water springs which well from the earth. This is the ideal place for sightseeing, backpacking or even angling. The main attraction is the spa complex, but there is also a filling station, outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Meals can be taken at the restaurant. Visitors have a choice of accommodation. Luxury flats, standard flats and huts are available. I-Ais lies at the southern end of the Fish River conservation area. From the main B1 route turn west on the C10 just south of Grünau. Ai-Ais lies 73km along this road. A landing strip is available for fly-in guests 11km from the resort, but landing and transport arrangements have to be made in advance.

 

Himba Village

Our tours also take the visitor to the Himba village were tourists can interact as well as e enjoy the cultural activities of this tribal group .The Himba are semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in Kaokoland which is in the Northwest of Namibia. The area is very rugged, dry, remote and mountainous. The Himba live by herding sheep, goats and some cattle and they move location several times a year to graze their livestock. The Himba are descendents of the Herero and still speak the same language. Their houses are just simple cone-shaped structures made with saplings covered in mud and dung. The Himba maintain their traditional beliefs including ancestor worship and rituals concerning sacred fire (okoruwo) which is considered an important link between the living and the dead.

 

Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein is a site in the Kunene Region of Namibia containing 2,000 figures of rock carvings. In 2007, UNESCO approved it as Namibia's first World Heritage Site.The figures at Twyfelfontein were created over the course of two thousand years, before 100carvings represent rhinoceroses, elephants, ostriches and giraffes as well as depictions of human and animal footprints. Some of the figures notably the "Lion Man" depict the transformation of humans into animals. Archaeologists have dug objects from two parts of the site including stone artefacts, pendants and beads. Twyfelfontein also contains six rock shelters containing depictions 0 AD. The hunter-gatherers who lived in the region created them as part of their rituals. The of humans painted in red ochre.

 

 


Itinerary designed for a holiday in Namibia.

Fast Facts about Namibia

General Facts about Namibia
  • Population Size:........... About 2 million people
  • National Language: .....English
  • Capital City: ...................Windhoek