A land of vivid contrasts and stark beauty, a most unusual destination of vast open spaces and extraordinary landscapes. From desert dunes to haunting and rugged coastlines, to the parks and reserves housing a huge variety of wildlife in dramatically different environments, Namibia is a large and sparsely populated country; but one that truly captures the imagination with its astonishing beauty and unique attractions. Ideal as a self-drive destination, it is not uncommon to not see another vehicle or human for hours.
- Sossusvlei boasts the highest sand-dunes in the world, perfect for Quadbiking & Sandboarding and Hot Air Ballooning.
- Hike the world’s 2nd largest canyon – The Fish River Canyon which stretches 800km long!
- Etosha National Park is especially popular with photographers, a huge shimmering white salt pan where numerous wildlife congregate at the waterholes.
- See the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert – surviving more than 100 years without human intervention and possibly the only feral horse in Africa.
- Tick off the list of unique creatures that call Namibia home: Africa’s tallest elephants, the rare desert lion as well as the endangered black rhino.
- Savour stunning views with scenic flights over gems like the wild and remote Skeleton Coast littered by ship wrecks, and the desolate Mars-like landscapes of the Ai Ais.
- Art enthusiasts will love Twyfelfontein, with its large collection of ancient rock art.
- Marvel at unusual rock formations, including the aptly named Organ Pipes, and Burnt Mountain, so called because of its red and brown hues.
- Travel on the Desert Express train from Windhoek to the coastal town of Swakopmund.
- Fun fact: Namib means “open space”, with Namibia enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine per year.
Best Times to Travel
- May – September: daytime temperatures are more bearable than the scorching summers and the air becomes crisp and clear.