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Why Namibia Should Be on Your Travel List

From exciting safaris and genuine cultural interactions to sprawling deserts and surreal landscapes, Namibia has it all. Discover our Destination Specialists’ top 4 reasons you should sail to this stunning African country with us.

shutterstock_718093627.jpgThe Breathtaking Namib Desert
The 80 million-year-old Namib Desert is one of the oldest deserts in the world, home to the world’s highest-shifting sand dunes and adorned with a kaleidoscope of vivid colors. Within the Namib Desert, you can discover the smaller UNESCO-protected Namib Sand Sea, unique plant life and spectacular rock formations.

Discover this vast and fascinating landscape firsthand on our Treasures of the Namib Desert by Off-Road Vehicle shore excursion. 

Immerse Yourself in the Unique Culture
Get an insider’s look at Namibian culture with an expert guide. Discover more about the country’s history, watch a food demonstration, sample local dishes, see traditional dances and more.

Delve into African culture with our Swakopmund Township Tour.

shutterstock_717980434.jpgBird-lovers’ Paradise
Home to thousands of different bird species, Walvis Bay Lagoon attracts many different types of birds due to its rich feeding grounds. This is an ideal location to spot birds such as sandpipers, plovers, pelicans and herons, depending on the season.

Try our Birding Tour to observe a huge variety of shore birds and waders, plus a large Cape Fur Seal colony. 

shutterstock_719043952.jpgWalvis Bay Lagoon
As a RAMSAR Natural Heritage Site and one of the most important wetlands along Southern Africa’s west coast, the Walvis Bay Lagoon is not only renowned for its native bird species, but also bottlenose dolphins and a seal colony. The calm water is perfect for natural explorations and appreciating the beautiful scenery.

For relaxing nature cruise on Walvis Bay Lagoon paired with sparkling wine and fresh oysters, try our Dolphin & Seal Cruise.

Join us in Africa this winter!

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Guest Post: Top World Travel Adventures

Passionate traveler and Oceania Cruises guest Isabel G. shares some of her most memorable travel experiences, plus where she’s dreaming of next.

As a passionate traveler I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to see many parts of the world. Some places were harder to travel to than others and some cultures were more unique and surprising. Throughout the years, I’ve learned that one of my favorite ways to visit some of the farthest corners of the world is aboard a small ship – with Oceania Cruises.     

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A Taste of South African Wines

Our Sommelier’s Favorite South African Wines
One of the quintessential South African experiences is enjoying a taste of the celebrated Winelands – along with setting off on a thrilling safari, of course. The country’s most recognized wines are typically characterized by their distinct fusion of old-world heritage and cutting edge techniques. Below our sommelier shares the top choices on board.

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South Africa Q&A with Nikki F. Upshaw

Recognized throughout the travel agent community as a creative and innovative leader with global experience, Nikki F. Upshaw has been with Oceania Cruises since 2011 and is currently the Senior Vice President of Sales. She notes that she was first attracted to Oceania Cruises for its great vision and potential for growth. Nikki recently traveled to South Africa, and below shares some fascinating details from her experience.