Wedged between the Kalahari and the South Atlantic, Namibia has a diversity of landscapes on offer unlike any other country in Africa. Namibia is a photographer’s dream – it boasts wild seascapes, rugged mountains, deserts, stunning wildlife, and fascinating people and cultures.
As a luxury safari holiday destination, Namibia can boast everything you’d want from an African adventure...Etosha National Park is one of the great African game parks. To the south, Namibia is dominated by the enormous and iconic Namib Desert and the giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei (some of the largest in the world). To the west, the remote Skeleton Coast National Park is littered with mysterious shipwrecks and has intriguing desert-adapted plants and animals.
Venturing off-the-beaten track really shows off Namibia’s diversity – fantastic birding and fishing are year-round attractions in the lush Caprivi Strip. The wild and remote regions of Damaraland and Kunene offer great opportunities to meet the Himba Tribe and take in beautiful wilderness scenery. Alternatively, head to the deep south to stand on the edge of the world’s second largest canyon – Fish River Canyon – and explore the eerie ghost town of Kolmanskopp.
And once the sun goes down on your day of adventures in Africa’s iconic wilderness destination, you can enjoy the breathtaking starscapes of Africa’s first and only Dark Sky Reserve.
Though the tourist industry has boomed and is incredibly well catered for, volumes remain a fraction of that in nearby countries and the emphasis is on small, well-designed and environmentally sensitive lodges in remote areas, so the sense of being in the wild remains alluringly intact.