- Photo Info Dana Allen
- Photo Info Mike Myers
This land with its contrasting landscapes, wide open spaces and abundant wildlife is a hidden treasure for those travelers seeking to discover a different aspect to Africa, often the choice for second or third time travellers.
Experience the desolate coastlines of the Skeleton Coast to the soaring red dunes of the Namib Desert and the shimmering salt pans of Etosha. See flora and fauna that are astounding in their variety and adaption to desert life and encounter local cultures including the Himba people – one of the last true nomads in Africa.
In the Kunene region (formerly known as Damaraland) one can witness unique desert adapted animals such as rare desert elephants and black rhino, oryx, kudu, springbok and more. Twyfelfontein is popular for its animal rock art work from some of the world's earliest civilizations. Visitors can marvel at rare plant life such as the Welwitschia Mirabilis which can live up to 1,500 years in harsh desert conditions and the Petrified Forest.
Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier wildlife destination. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, whilst rainfall in the summer months' produces a profusion of new life. Etosha Pan, a remnant of a lake is parched and dry most of the time, but after particularly good rains it can attract over a million flamingos to its salty waters.
Sossusvlei is situated within the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, which itself is part of the Namib Naukluft National Park. Its striking, towering red dunes attract visitors to photograph, climb and perhaps get a bird’s eye view in a hot air balloon.
Along with these breathtakingly beautiful natural attractions visitors can enjoy delightful German ambience in the charming resort town of Swakopmund and the capital, Windhoek.
* WDH - Windhoek
SWP - Swakopmund