While there are plenty of outdoor activities and things to do in Namibia, one experience not to forget is to enjoy the many foodie delights on offer too! Here are some of the top dishes to try.
Traditional Namibian cuisine is made up of culinary traditions of the country’s ethnic groups and the region as well. Mielie pap, a porridge consisting of maize meal is a staple; one can also try potjiekos (stew with meat and veggies), oshiwambo (beef and spinach) and even fried caterpillars known as mopane worms!
One thing you will almost always find on the menu, be it at eateries or hotels in Namibia, is various forms of meat! Beef and game meat such as springbok and eland are quite popular. Meat lovers can look to try Namibian beef rump available at hotel restaurants like those at Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino and biltong, a kind of dried and cured meat snack.
There are plenty of fresh and delicious seafood dishes to sample when in Namibia including at restaurants in Windhoek. Amongst the popular options are Namibian oysters, varieties of shellfish and fish such as kabeljou and kingklip which make for a scintillating seafood experience!
Those with a sweet tooth can try koeksesters which consists of fried dough with honey and melktert, a well-known milk tart treat. The German colonial influence can be found in the cuisine here and desserts such as black forest cake and apple strudel are popular too.