Discover a country of desert landscapes, where wild horses still run free and explorers have left their footprints in the form of monuments, sky-scrapers and sand-filled ghost towns. Situated in the south-west of Africa, and known for its stark contrasts, Namibia is a land filled with rare wildlife, plants and even a desert-dwelling rhino, and offers a unique African safari experience. Take a hot air balloon over the dunes at Sossusvlei, fly over the arid Skeleton Coast or hike Fish River Canyon. 4x4 adventurous escapism through beautiful scorched backdrops that will undoubtedly remain in your memories forever. The perfect destination for romantic seclusion on your dream honeymoon, or to get close to nature in the wild, vast open landscapes.
Dramatic landscapes, desert sunsets, giant sand dunes, ancient bushman rock art and more wildlife than you might expect!
Extraordinary plains game viewing
Land of the Iconic Giant Red Sand Dunes
San Bushmen, Kalahari Wildlife & Spectacular Geology
Spectacular Desert Landscapes, Wildlife & Cultural Past
The best Big 5 game viewing in Namibia
A Little Germany with Adrenaline-Packed Activities
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Namibia is a country of vast open spaces and desert expanses. The 1000km desert running along the Atlantic coast is the world’s oldest, and boasts some of the highest dunes in the world. Despite these inhabitable spaces, Namibia has biodiversity of global significance. It is home to 2500 – 3000 cheetahs, which is the highest population in the world. Desert elephants roam, and the largest free-roaming population of rhino in Africa can be found in Damaraland. This is also the only country in the world where animals and communities live together in one space, as part of their conservation initiatives.
Given the small (1.8million) population of Namibia it is culturally extremely diverse. Over 70% belong to the Bantu-speaking peoples, the Obambo and the Herero, and the country is also home to the largest population of Khoisan, descendants of the famous Khoisan Bushmen, in Africa. The relatively small caucasian population is made up largely of Afrikaners and Germans, and the Damara people still inhabit Damaraland and many other areas of Namibia. The German influence is very strong across Namibia, as visitors quickly realise, especially in the cities of Swakopmund and Luderitz.
As distances in Namibia are so vast, the easiest and fastest way to travel is via air. With Windhoek as the primary international air hub, Air Namibia offers good flight connections to most major Namibian cities. Charter flights can be arranged to the safari destinations such as Sossusvlei, Damaraland & the Skeleton Coast. Self-drive is also a popular option as the roads in Namibia, although long and dusty are relatively well maintained. Be aware that travel times are at least 3 hours between major towns and more in the wilderness areas and petrol stations are few and far between. A 4×4 is recommended especially on the gravel or dirt bush roads.