Namibia – a magnificent country with more than its fair share of the weird and wonderful. Join this 14-day tour and get off the beaten track to experience the more remote aspects of the country. Scale one of the highest sand dunes in the world and go in search of the famous desert elephant. In Etosha National Park, wildlife lovers will be in their element and adrenaline junkies can get their kicks in Swakopmund. But there is much more to the country…
Few countries in Africa can match Namibia’s sheer natural beauty. The country’s name derives from its (and the world’s) oldest desert, the Namib, and there are few more incredible desert expanses on planet earth. From the sand sea and perfect dead-tree valleys at Sossusvlei, to your own David Attenborough safari wildlife moments.
Located in North-western Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary and one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands and many watering holes. The park is teeming with an array of wildlife including lion, elephant, black rhino, and giraffe, as well as a variety of birdlife featuring flamingo, ostrich, eagle, hornbill, and owl.
Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape featuring open plains, ancient valleys, ancient rock art, and spectacular rock formations. Major attractions include the sacred Spitzkoppe, the Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the otherworldly petrified forest.
Appropriate for this vast country with its epic landscapes, Sossusvlei still manages to feel isolated. The dunes appear other-worldly at times, especially when the light hits them during sunrise or sunset and are part of the 32,000-sq-km sand sea that covers much of the region. They tower as high as 325m and form part of one of the oldest and driest ecosystems on earth.
But let us not forget about the charming city of Swakopmund with its quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laid-back feel, and cool sea breeze. Or Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, which is encircled by magnificent mountains, expansive valleys, fertile farmlands, lodges, and luxury guest farms. Namibia is the perfect bucket-list destination for photographers, animal lovers, and the adventurous.