Namibia

Namibia is aptly named after the oldest desert on the planet – the Namib.


Most of the country is an ocean of sand with a big picture –an infinite supply of blue sky; sun drenched weather, bright star filled nights and vast open landscapes.

Namibia is also a land of wonderful contrasts - red desert dunes tumbling into the Atlantic; long lonely beaches along the Skeleton Coast; white saltpans in Etosha, a cosmopolitan German outpost in Swakopmund and one of the last nomadic cultures (the Himba) herding cattle through the Kaokaland Mountains.

On the conservation front, Namibia is doing a great job. The establishment of rural communal conservancies has protected fragile bio-diversity and saved the rhino. Species like the Hartmann’s mountain zebra, Peringuey’s adder and the Damara DikDik occur nowhere else on earth. Ehe wildlife is defined by desert adaptation and this has created species endemism in birds, reptiles and mammals in a long geographical history


What we love about Namibia:


- The Skeleton Coast on a three or four night wilderness exploration

- Soaking in the ambiance of the Namib desert at Wolwedans

- Hiking the Messum volcanic crater on a day trip out of Cape Cross

- Visiting the Himba – culturally stuck on the edge of time

- Exploring Swakopmund – cosmopolitan German cuisine, frontier town, adventure sports, geological museum and fuel stop.