Namibia is a country of contrasts, a formidable destination that will leave any class of traveller speechless.
We love its endless landscapes, the world’s oldest desert, the Namib, which runs the entire length of the country parallel to the Atlantic coast. Here are the impressive dunes of Sossusvlei, which change colour during different times of the day … a paradise for lovers of photography. The Skeleton Coast, a place to admire the skeletons of ships stranded on the beach, and you will be amazed to see how the lives of certain animal species adapt to these inhospitable conditions.
In the north, Etosha National Park is one of the best in Africa to enjoy the animals in their natural environment: lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, black and white rhino …. A paradise.
Also in the North we find, if we’re lucky, one of the most unique tribes of Africa, the Himba.
The vegetation becomes much more abundant on the Caprivi Strip, a narrow strip of Namibia of about 450km that enters the Okavango region, from southern Botswana, Angola and Zambia to the north.
And Damaraland, a vast expanse dotted with kopjes (statues of huge granite stones). There we will find desert elephants, black rhinos, giraffes, ostriches and gazelles. All these animals have adapted their lifestyles to the harsh conditions of the desert area. To our surprise, since the landscape seems like something out of a Flintstones movie, we visit Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site by UNESCO, to admire cave paintings over 6,000 years old.
All these places are a must when visiting Namibia and spread over many kilometres, for which reason we propose using a 4×4 and light aircraft. Namibia has a superb range of hotels, from family farms run by the owners that are suitable for families to stay at, to luxurious lodges in unique locations. Everything depends on the budget available.