A trip to Namibia is an otherworldly experience. From the red dunes of the Namib Desert to the desolate landscape of the Skeleton Coast and wildlife in Etosha National Park, a luxury holiday to this intriguing country promises natural beauty and plenty of adventure.
The expansive Namib Desert – the world’s oldest – runs the length of Namibia’s coastline. As inhospitable as it is beautiful, it’s one of the wildest places on Earth. This ever-changing landscape is a photographer’s dream. Trek to the summit of the vibrant dunes of Sossusvlei at sunrise, or float over the landscape in a hot air balloon.
Nowhere is the hostile nature of the desert more apparent than on the Skeleton Coast. This treacherous stretch is a graveyard for rusty shipwrecks, which lay half buried by the dunes. Fly over this eerie landscape with Skeleton Coast Safaris.
It’s unsurprising that animals have adapted to thrive here. Rare, desert-adapted lions and elephants live amongst the red-rock mountains of Damaraland, while experienced guides lead treks to see endangered black rhinos in the bush.
The jewel in Namibia’s wildlife crown is Etosha National Park, one of the world’s most elite wildlife reserves. Here, abundant wildlife congregates around waterholes – many of which are floodlit at night so you can see leopards steal a drink – while game drives promise thrilling encounters.
The human side of Namibia is equally as interesting. A cultural encounter with the Himba, one of the last true nomadic tribes of Africa, is a truly unique and memorable experience.