Forget about any misconceptions you may have, because Namibia, Southern Africa is up and coming on the tourist scene in a major way.
That’s right, there is somewhere other than the big African cities of Johannesburg and Nairobi where you can experience all night partying and top class eateries, with a healthy and sometimes overpowering African influence thrown into the mix.
The young country of Namibia, Southern Africa can deliver an unrivaled experience that will take even the most experienced travelers’ breath away, and provide a contrasting nightlife suitable for all no matter your expectations.
Windhoek – Little Germany
Any traveler flying into Namibia’s central Highlands’s capital Windhoek will be immediately met by heavy German influences, which as a result has led to the city becoming a beacon to the rest of the continent on just how an Africa city can thrive if it uses colonial influences to its advantage.
Hotels in Namibia and Windhoek will not exactly be packed full of western tourists – something that I’m sure will appeal to many travelers looking for a true African experience – but there will be plenty of faces milling around on the search for Namibia’s nightspots.
The city may not exactly seem buzzing at first glance, but it can offer first class food – which unsurprisingly is based on German cuisine – as well as several lively party venues.
Club Thriller does not enjoy the best location – in fact new visitors to Namibia, Southern Africa may well think it looks a bit rough on arrival – but it does provide a nice mix of African and European music and a fairly relaxed atmosphere.
Funky Lab is a more popular nightspot and the Jass Bar is a sophisticated venue where you can enjoy a nice cigar and a pleasant conversation in a part of Africa few have explored.
If you can, visit this city in March or April, when the month long German carnival is in town. It’s a real experience not to be missed if possible.
Cheap and Cheerful Swakopmund
Hotels in Namibia can vary, but if you decide to stay in the interesting city of Swakopmund there is no way you’ll break the bank as everything is so cheap!
You can sample the local beer for under a £1 and in most places you can fill yourself up on huge steaks for under a fiver. Not bad, eh?
When it comes to nightlife, there are plenty of options in this small but buzzing city. If you want to follow the locals and any travellers who are in town, head to Gruner Kranz.
Here you’ll find pool tables, beautiful girls, cheap beer and shots all accompanied by good music suited to all tastes.
The city is safe and is a good beacon of Namibia, Southern Africa as a whole, so forget about it being bandit country or unsafe for tourists – just relax with the locals and enjoy true African nightlife every night of the week!
So there you have it – Namibia, Southern Africa in a nutshell. Expect the unexpected by all means, but expect a thrilling holiday above all else!
Guest Post By Ricky Durance - Ricky Durance is a freelance copywriter and enthusiastic traveller who is always looking to write for and meet interesting people who share his passion for travel. Ricky names Cambodia and Laos on his list of favorite travel destinations.