Highlights of Namibia
Namibia is a country of diverse landscapes and magical experiences. Below are the main places of interest within Namibia and some of the reasons you might want to visit them.
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park is one of Namibia’s wildlife highlights. One of Africa’s most incredible safari destinations, Etosha delights every time. Home to four of the ‘Big Five’ with elephant, rhino, lion & cheetah all found within the park’s boundaries.
Namib Desert & Sossusvlei
The Namib Desert is the oldest in the world and has existed for 80 million years, remaining unchanged in its present form for the last 2 million. Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan encircled by sand dunes reputed to be the world’s highest.
Fish River Canyon
The vastness of this magnificent landscape is breath-taking and situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River. It is the largest canyon in Africa and the second largest in the world, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia.
The Skeleton Coast derives its evocative name from the numerous rusting shipwrecks and bleached whalebones seen along the shoreline. This is a stark and arid landscape, but on closer inspection, the coastline is home to fascinating fauna and flora.
Breathtaking views and endless landscapes, including Namibia’s highest mountain (Brandberg), ancient rock paintings atTwyfelfontein, the Petrified Forest, a giant rock finger, and a Living Museum presenting the traditional culture of the Damara People.
Luderitz is a small harbour town perched on a rocky outcrop into the Atlantic Ocean. The town was initially a trading village and later rose to prominence due to the discovery of diamonds near Kolmanskop (now a fantastic desert-covered ghost town).
This colonial town with German-inspired architecture is one of Namibia’s most surreal and unique destinations. Swakopmund is a city-oasis situated amidst dunes and desert, nestling precariously between the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert.
Taken from the word ‘Kgala’ in the Tswana language, the ‘Kalahari’ translates as the ‘dry place’ or the ‘waterless place’. Unlike other deserts, the iconic vivid red sand dunes of the Kalahari remain stationary, so the shape of the landscape is permanent.
Kunene & Epupa
Arid and remote. Among the world’s last significant wilderness areas, located in the far northwest of Namibia, Kaokoland is one of Namibia’s most untouched and inaccessible regions. Kaokoland holds a special allure for lovers of remote and wild places.
Zambezi & Kavango
Bordering four neighbouring countries lies a lush and untouched wetland wilderness that gives explorers a playground full of big game in the perfect African setting. Fed by several rivers, the region has a very different character from central Namibia
The population of Windhoek is approximately 342,000 people, a small but bustling city by global standards. Offers an eclectic variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and organic produce catering to most tastes, from adventurous and gourmet to local specialities.
Locally called ‘Mosi-oa-tunya’, or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls is one of the world’s natural wonders. The largest curtain of falling water on the planet, wider than Niagra Falls and twice as high, is a spectacular sight.
Famous for the Okavango Delta and Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana offers a diverse and varied landscape. Enjoy game-watching from a mokoro (dug-out canoe) or relax in one of the country’s upmarket safari lodges.