Located in south west Africa, with a population of 2.3 million on a land mass larger than Britain and France combined, Namibia exudes a barren sense of wilderness. The epitome of this aridity, the coastal Namib Desert occupies the country’s entire western margin, some 1,570km long with varying widths of up to 200km. But in more ways than one, this harsh environment is a rich storyboard of evolution and with only a slight scratching of the surface, a wealth of life is discovered.
Aside from the dramatic canyons and soaring sand dunes, there is also superb wildlife viewing available at Etosha National Park. It is one of the largest reserves in Africa, where rare Desert Elephant, Black Rhino, oryx, kudu, unusual birdlife and indigenous plants can be found.
Namibia offers amazing cultural experiences, a wide variety of outdoor activities, and some of the world’s most inspiring landscapes. With a great infrastructure, it is as easy to explore this extreme terrain on either a self-drive itinerary or fly-in safari.
- Climb the towering sand dunes at Sossusvlei for inspiring desert views.
- Go in search of game at the enormous Etosha National Park.
- Learn about the unique culture of the semi-nomadic Himba people on a village tour.
- Take a boat tour or go sea kayaking from Walvis Bay to spy seal, dolphin and whale.
- See the ancient UNESCO-recognised petroglyphs of Twyfelfontein in Damaraland.