A sci-fi landscape. A fantasy outpost. A photographers’ paradise. However you look at Namibia, it‘s guaranteed to make a big impression…with the emphasis on ‘big’.
"Don’t miss the Skeleton Coast, littered with shipwrecks and whale bones; and the Namib – considered so much like a different planet that the Apollo Astronauts trained there!"
Namibia feels like one big adventure, from the country’s adventure capital of Swakopmund to its two vast, seemingly endless deserts: the inland Kalahari stretching to Namibia’s near-neighbours, or the Namib, surprisingly rich in wildlife, the world’s oldest desert and an immense sea of red sand and record-breaking dunes. Other areas are just as dramatic. The unforgiving barren Damaraland landscape, home to the country’s oldest inhabitants and 10,000-year-old rock engravings at Twyfelfontein; and the desolate Skeleton Coast, named after the countless skeletal shipwrecks scattered along its length. For wildlife, though, Etosha National Park is the place, full of dense bush and lush vegetation; elephants, lions; all sorts of antelope, and one of the few reserves with both Black and White Rhino.