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Dorob National Park

  
  

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Dorob National Park, which incorporates core conservation areas and multiple use areas for adventure tourism, is a park of great imagination. Running from just south of Walvis Bay to the Ugab River in the north, it is a key piece of the puzzle along Namibia’s coast that allows for the entire 976 mile (1,570km) coastline of the country to be protected. Collectively, this area is known as the Namib Skeleton Coast National Park, and it consolidates three national parks: Skeleton Coast, Namib-Naukluft and Sperrgebiet, and includes four wetlands of international importance. The 10.754 million hectare mega-park is the sixth largest terrestrial park in the world and the largest in Africa. In fact, the protected area is larger than Portugal!

Dorob National ParkThe Dorob National Park is another example of smart conservation in Namibia. There are core conservation areas set aside for rare and endangered species, while at the same time other areas are set aside for multiple uses, including adventure tourism, so that the very people who need and want to protect the park aren’t shut out. Windsurfing, kayaking amongst dolphins, quad biking and skydiving are popular coastal activities. The Dorob National Park is inclusive, progressive conservation that aspires to great, grand goals.  

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myself with my husband ( 66-71 years old ) , my son with wife ( 42 , 39 ) plus 2 girls aged six and eight would like to spend 8-10 days in Namibia from the 26th of December visiting one park with the big fives and spending few days along the sea. Please could you give some suggestions ? No long distance travel by car
Posted @ Friday, September 21, 2012 9:17 AM by Luciana Nardelli Di Leo
Hi Luciana,  
 
Etosha National Park is the most popular park for wildlife viewing and offers the best opportunities for seeing the Big 5. To get there from Windhoek is approximately 5 hours drive on tarred roads. I would recommend spending four days in Etosha, viewing the animals at the various waterholes, and then driving to Swakopmund, stopping off for a night on the way at Twyfelfontein Lodge to see the desert elephants. The rest of your time can be spent at the coast in Swakop enjoying the activities before driving back to Windhoek (3 hours on tarred roads).  
 
If you feel that Etosha is too far of a drive, you can instead visit Erindi Game Reserve. http://www.erindi.com/  
 
Enjoy your trip!
Posted @ Friday, October 05, 2012 5:19 AM by James Mccaul
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