It’s hard to start describing Namibia without getting swept into a bit of a reminiscent daydream, as the beauty of this country is truly like none other in Southern Africa. Namibia is both a thrill-seeker’s and photographer’s heaven on earth, with adventure and picturesque scenes around every corner as vast other-worldly desert landscapes continue for as far as the eye can see.
Well-known as the home to the world’s oldest desert, the Namib, which is instantly recognisable by the beautiful red coloured sand, the Namib Desert is home to two of Namibia’s great attractions, Sossusvlei and the Skeleton Coast. Although famed for dunes the size of mountains that run down to the cold Atlantic Ocean, Namibia is also home to some unique species such as the Brown Hyena which are known to hunt the local seal colonies, the Oryx or Gemsbok, and animals such as elephant, giraffe and lion that have adapted to the harsh desert environment.
Although all of the places are accessible by charter flights if your budget allows, we would highly suggest soaking up the magic of the country by road, allowing you to explore this desert paradise in your own time.
Our Namibian Highlights
* Need we even mention you needing to visit the Sossusvlei dunes? Charge your camera’s and phones, set your alarm for sunrise and be prepared to witness some of Nature’s finest work!
* Hot Air Balloon over the dunes and see the sunrise from the sky, followed by a champagne breakfast to end off this break taking experience.
Etosha National Park is Namibia’s most famous nature reserve and certainly worth a visit as it is home to Africa’s largest salt pan (so big in fact, that it can be seen from space).
* The Fish River Canyon, located in the south of Namibia is Africa’s largest canyon spanning up to an impressive 100 miles, making this the second biggest in the world after the Grand Canyon. There is lots to do in the Fish River region from a 2-5 day hike in the canyon on a guided trail, to seeing the wild horses of Garub or perhaps even visiting the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop.