Unique is a much-overused term, but really the only adjective that does justice to Namibia. With the look and feel of planet Mars, Namibia remains truly otherworldly. A country all about vast, open landscapes, dusty red earth, soil and rocks dominate the imagination.
Incomparable to any other, Namibia is a completely stand-alone destination; one that can only really be understood when you travel there. The overarching feeling – and what makes it so special – is the pervading feeling of nothingness; the incredible amount of space conjures a sensation of spirituality not found in any other country in Africa.
Locations across the country well worth visiting include Sossusvlei, Luderitz, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland and Etosha National Park.
Spanning some of the highest dunes in the world, dry savannahs, dramatic coastlines, mountain peaks and salt pans that can be viewed from space – and home to ancient rock paintings, highly adaptive ecosystems, German Art Deco architecture and unique bushman cultures – this is a country guaranteed to amaze and surprise even the most world-weary traveller.
For those interested in wildlife, the country does not disappoint; spot desert-adapted species of elephants, rhinos, zebras, aardvark, cheetahs, leopards and lions. And whether touring the country as part of a flight or land safari, a wide range of luxurious tented camps allow visitors to travel in style. We hope you’ll feel inspired to visit Namibia when browsing our gallery below.