"We loved every minute of our adventure to Namibia", Mitchell Party
"Namibia was the perfect family destination", Guru Traveller
Worlds Largest Sand Dunes
Skeleton Coast National Park
Unique and Harsh Landscape
Few countries in Southern Africa can match Namibia's diversity, striking starkness and mind-boggling natural beauty. As its name implies, Namibia lays claim to the worlds oldest desert, the Namib. One of the planets most stark and contrasting environments, from the sand sea and perfect dead-tree valleys at Sossusvlei to the sand dunes the size of mountains, which plunge to the sea at Sandwich Harbour and the haunting Skeleton Coast.
The inland, running through the centre of the country, a backbone of mountains creates immense glorious scenery – the Naukluft Mountains, the Brandberg, Spitzkoppe, Damaraland and the jaw-dropping Fish River Canyon. The rivers and wetlands in the Caprivi Strip and the endless gold-grass plains of the Kalahari, it's challenging to think of any iconic African landscape that doesn't form part of the greater Namibia wonderland.
At some point during your stay in Namibia, you may well look around and wonder if you've fallen off the end of the earth. The country's barren, sandswept coastline, from Walvis Bay to Lüderitz, and the desert that forms the Sperrgebiet National Park. A trackless journey for much of its territory, and ventured by the daring few only.
Away to the north, along the Skeleton Coast to the Angolan border the dramatic coastline of the Atlantic Ocean where the cold Benguela current provides a refreshing breeze, lies shipwrecks with their history and tales. A heighten sensation that human and animal kind is very much at the mercy of the elements.
Make no mistake; this barren landscape is one of Southern Africa's most unique and best places to watch wildlife. The country's north is considered one of the elite wildlife-watching destinations; known as the Etosha National Park. Big cats, white-washed elephants, black rhinos and plains game in abundance.
Complementary to Etosha, are Damaraland where your adventures take you face to face with desert-adapted elephants and lions, and also happens to host Africa's largest population of free-ranging rhinos! One of the few places left where rhino tracking is a real highlight. Over in the Caprivi Strip, towards the borders of Botswana and Angola, the wildlife is returning and becoming wonderfully rich.
Human's have also laid their historical mark on this overly rich smorgasbord of rocks, soil and sand of the country. The architecture and museums, Lüderitz, Swakopmund and Windhoek tell a tangled story of oppression and colonial settlement, while elsewhere the chance to interact with the many traditional people who call Namibia home will likely provide you with some of your most memorable moments.
The country's far northwest nomads called the Himba, and the particularly soulful San in the east, are people with whom an encounter transfers a pearl of older and much deeper wisdom.
Sheer silence, total tranquillity and romantic luxury, is the best way to describe this lodge which is perfect for honeymooners, couples, photographers and families.
At sunset, wildlife is drawn to a nearby waterhole, a double bonus to sundowner time in the desert. The Sossusvlei skies, one of the world’s few Dark Sky Reserves, are a wonder-world of constellations. Every evening, guests are invited to celebrate these magnificent skies with a resident astronomer at the on-site, world-class observatory.
Desert adventures abound here, and small-group, personalised guest activities are on offer.
Shipwreck Lodge is only 45 km from Möwe Bay, on the famous shipwreck strewn Skeleton Coast, where your time exploring the dramatic coastline of the Atlantic Ocean where the cold Benguela current provides guests with a refreshing breeze.
Visitors can look forward to appreciating the harshness of the desert and the beauty of these solitary landscapes filled with geological history. Learn about the fauna and flora adapted to survive in these harsh conditions.
The design was inspired by the famous shipwrecks that are strewn along this dramatic coastline.
This intimate camp has only three spacious suites each with its own plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, “sala”, and outdoor shower.
Little Ongava is perched on the crest of a hill commanding magnificent vistas of the plains stretching for miles to the horizon, offering an extraordinary experience as the focal point of an Etosha journey.
High densities of big game including lion, white and black rhino and plains game, with 30,000 hectare private reserve with convenient access into Etosha National Park.
Safarihoek is a comfortable and stylish lodge in an exclusive private reserve, close to the celebrated Etosha National Park, in Namibia’s most game-rich area, where you can enjoy encounters with endangered black and white rhino.
Experience the silence and solitude of a truly remote corner of Namibia; Safarihoek is a place for escapism, in a vast swathe of perfectly-private wilderness.
Choose to watch wildlife from the comfort and privacy of your room, or spend time in the unique photography hide.
You’ll find Hoanib Valley Camp in the Kaokoveld region of north-west Namibia, where you discover the true magnitude and magic of Namibia! A place that not many will ever have the chance to explore…
This area is one of the best places to see desert-adapted elephant, giraffe, lion, rhino, mountain zebra, and oryx.
At Hoanib Valley you will learn more about the ground-breaking giraffe research that is being conducted, and spend time with local Herero people and learn a little of their fascinating way of life in such a harsh climate.
Closest luxury camp to the iconic Sossusvlei dunes and vleis, Private and exclusive access to 27 000 hectares of wildlife and desert scenery.
A welcome oasis situated on the dry Auab riverbed in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Little Kulala celebrates the splendour and solitude of the Namib Desert.
Desert-adapted wildlife to be seen on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve includes ostrich, springbok, gemsbok, spotted hyaena and the occasional brown hyaena. Smaller creatures such as bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal, porcupine, Cape fox and aardwolf can also be seen.
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