At the coronary heart of Namibia lies the greatest town, Windhoek which doubles as the money metropolis of Namibia launched in 1840s. Central Namibia is on the Khomas Highlands (at 1700m earlier mentioned sea stage) on which the German-motivated capital, Windhoek is identified.
As the greatest town in Namibia, Windhoek is property to a number of firms, organization headquarters, and training institutions and of program a huge inhabitants. Some of the Namibia Men and women living in the vibrant metropolis include the Owambo, Kavango, Herero, Damara and Nama, San and Europeans.
The town has quite friendly temperature with warm times and awesome nights all via the year. With temperatures at 20ºC in the summertime and 5-18ºC in the winter months of June to August, Windhoek has semi arid local weather that fits tourism pursuits.
Traveling to Windhoek is by highway, train and flights. Windhoek has two airports but Hosea Kutoka airport is the primary airport in Namibia managing flights from South Africa and other destinations on South African Airways or Air Namibia which is the countrywide carrier. Excursions close to the city are on 4X4 and led by expert tour guides usually long lasting about three hrs.
Windhoek provides a selection of actions and tourist sights supplying anything fascinating for each and every Namibian traveler. Significantly of the metropolis streets are a blend of outdated German architecture and modern day properties. For your historic tours in Namibia, there are 4 museums in Windhoek.The Alte Feste is the nationwide museum is the oldest developing kind 1890 housing some important memorabilia and photos of the early colonial occasions.
Other interesting surviving buildings incorporate the Trans-Namib Railway Museums, the National Artwork Gallery, St George's Cathedral, St. accommodation in Namibia and several others. Checking out each and every of these sights on Namibia working day excursions tends to make a really insightful vacation into the historical past and progress of Namibia as an independent point out.
All Namibia safaris commence in Windhoek with tours to the lovely Daan Viljoen Recreation Park west of the metropolis. Some of the sights listed here consist of gemsbok, kudu, mountain Zebra, springboks, warthog and more than two hundred birds. The Zoo Park is yet another fascination for working day tours in Namibia with uncommon sight of the elephant fossils from the Stone Age 5000 a long time back.
Submit Avenue Mall is an open air marketplace providing a assortment of African crafts, souvenirs and items. It is a very good location to begin off your shopping expeditions in Windhoek. Penduka Craft Village in Katutura is a non-profit project for rural girls throughout the nation. Support the females by getting one particular or two objects there.