Namibia (Windhoek): A rather uncommon suggestion from the junior probably for the reason that he has watched exhilarating wilderness safaris of Namibia on the Nat-Geo. Our R&D revealed that Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, is situated in the Khomas Highland plateau area, at around 1,700 metres above sea level. It’s an evergreen city with different architectural marvels showing the effects of colonisation. Among the post-colonial architecture, the Tintenplast building attracts a lot of tourists and Namibia’s Parliament sits there. Christuskirche, a Lutheran church, is the most well-known landmark of the city. For culinary enthusiasts, enjoying zebra steaks or ostrich kebabs would be an adventure!
However, what attracted us most is the wildlife at Daan Viljoen Game Park in the Khomas Hochland, only 18 km to the west of the city. Apart from animals a-z, that is, from antelopes to zebra, this is a paradise for bird-watchers with over 200 kinds of birds. Of course, that attracted the bird-enthusiast in me.
The Etosha National Park, the greatest national park of Namibia, is a five-hour drive from Windhoek. One is likely to see lions, elephants, black rhinos, giraffes and many other animals here. Undoubtedly, the source of the excitement of the junior lies in these parks.
Qatar Airways, Jet Airways, Ethiopian Air, conduct flights to Windhoek from Kolkata and other Indian metros. Multiple carriers are there in a flight.