Namibia is a country known for its dramatic scenery and remote desert wildernesses, with one-of-a-kind experiences and otherworldly landscapes. Known as the “living desert”, the Namib Desert, whose name translates to “vast” in the local language, it is indeed full of life, in varying forms.
Photographers are drawn to the stunning views and unique wildlife, and adventurous travelers may opt for a self-drive through the country, stopping at camps along the way.
Namibia is a large country, and it takes time to move between locations, so it is worth setting aside enough time to experience all that it has to offer. Climb the massive red sand dunes in Sossusvlei, where petrified trees dot the landscape below, explore by quad bike, take a hot air balloon ride, go boating alongside dolphins, track rhino in Damaraland, take a scenic flight to explore shipwrecked beaches of the Skeleton Coast, meet the Himba people in Kaokoland, view the remarkable San rock art in Twyfelfontein, go on safari in Etosha National Park, and gaze up at the endless night sky in the Dark Sky Reserve.
If you have the time to add onto your journey in Namibia, including Botswana, South Africa, or Victoria Falls to your itinerary makes a lovely combination.