This is a great tourist destinations in the central Namibia found in the Waterberg plateau Park is located 280 km north of Windhoek. The plateau itself is one of the most interesting geological sites in the country due to the features such as dinosaur tracks and petrified dunes that makes it almost a must stop for travelers on the way further north.
This park was protected mainly to protect and resettle the endangered species black and white rhinoceros, buffalo, roan and sable antelopes that were highly poached by the local people. While in this park, encountering leopards, rock dassie, klipspringer, tsessebe, wild dog, lesser bush babies and cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffe, roan, and sable is the order of the day. Other common antelopes include kudu, impala, gemsbok, eland and steenbok.
Predators are represented in the park by leopard, brown hyena, caracal and black-backed jackal. This is what makes it worth visiting by the enthusiastic tourists and game drives can be done here for a vast experience of the various animal species within the park.
The plateau its self within the park attracts many tourists to have a look at before they die due to its amazing structure and physical appearance, it rises more than 200 metres above the surrounding plains, and it has got a width of between 8 and 16 kilometres and a length of about 49 kilometres from south-west to north-east. The average altitude of the plateau is between is estimated to be 1650 and 1700 meters above sea level hence visiting the place offers a wonderful experience and that’s why some visitors makes a U-turn after going back.
Besides, the plateau and the wildlife in this park, the park is also suitable for the researchers who are more interested in the flora, this is due to the total of approximately five hundred plants which have been recorded in and around the park including the Magnificent karee, lead wood and buffalo-thorn trees can also be seen here plus the broad-leaf woodlands. Striking silver cluster-leaf with its silver grey foliage appearance, wild syringe and Kalahari apple leaf are also seen here.
On top of that, the geology of the plateau is as interesting to visit and have a watch at including taking photos because of the sedimentary rock. Camping sites are also available and some of which includes the Bernabe de la Bat Rest Camp.
This is a privately owned museum founded in 1951, this Museum has numerous sections with displays of minerals, indigenous flora and fauna as well as historical and cultural artefacts just to name a few and it can only be enjoyed after having a visit. During the early 1950’s, Swakopmund was a small and sleepy town wedged within the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hostile Namib Desert.
This used to be a hiding place for many farmers since it was the coolest place suitable for stay during summer season; it usually concentrates on the history of Swakopmund and Namibia, its inhabitants as well as the Namibian flora, fauna and geology. Mineral displays with specimens especially from the Tsumeb Mines are also seen here.