Namibia, an arid country of surprising contrasts, is home to two great deserts. Along its length, the vast shifting sand sea of the Namib sprawls inland along the Atlantic coastline. In the interior, the plateau slopes away to the north and east to meet the Kalahari Desert. Over the years, there have been a number of cultural influences that have all added to the unique atmosphere of Namibia. At various times Germany, Great Britain and South Africa have all governed the territory, but it was with the eventual independence of Namibia in 1990 that the country was able to develop its multi-cultural character and reinvent itself.
Things to look forward to in Namibia:
Climbing the world’s tallest sand dunes at Sossusvlei
Viewing wildlife that has adapted to the harsh desert
Tracking black rhino on foot in true wilderness
Appreciating one of the oldest Bushman rock art sites in the world
Interacting with the fascinating Himba people
First time to Africa
Namibia is a safari destination with a difference, famed for its remote and intimate lodges, in starkly beautiful places filled with fascinating desert-adapted wildlife.
Travelled to Africa
This is a country famed for its expansive, sun-drenched landscapes, fascinating geology and unique cultures.
For a place that at first glance may seem lifeless, the reality is astonishing: there are approximately 4000 species of plants, 650 bird species and 80 large mammal species.