Namibia is a land of ever changing landscapes.
It is a photographer's paradise boasting epic scenery, colourful tribes and superb wildlife.
Trek to the top of a rust red sand dune at Sossusvlei, watch wildlife congregate at Etosha's waterholes, explore Damaraland's arid plains and craggy mountains and watch powerful Atlantic swells sweep along the Skeleton Coast where the desert meets the ocean.
From sand dunes and wild coastline to lush, river-fed plains and dramatic mountains, Namibia is a country of extraordinary and contrasting landscapes. If you are looking for an adventurous, active holiday, look no further. Here at Scott Dunn we can customise your Namibian safari to suit you, whether you fly around to take in the dramatic aerial views, or self drive to enjoy a road trip like no other.
Visit the Himba tribes in the Kunene region, track desert-adapted rhino and elephant in Damaraland, hike through the beautiful Erongo mountains, kayak with a colony of seals in Swakopmund and watch big cats at the Okonjima reserve.
Spend a day staking out a waterhole on the edge of Etosha's chalky white pan, where ostriches appear like a mirage on the horizon and zebras congregate in their hundreds while lions lie in wait.
On a longer trip, take in the southern Kalahari and impressive Fish River Canyon, as well as Kolmanskopp, a town being swallowed by the shifting sands of the desert. Or head north to the lush waterways of the Caprivi Strip, watching hippos wallowing in rivers and kingfishers perching on the banks.
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Namibia has Africa's largest population of cheetahs - 2500 to 3000. Africa's largest population of black rhino and the world's largest population of seals - 100,000.
- Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world. It has a population of 2 million in a country that is twice the size of California. Only Mongolia is less populous.
- The Skeleton Coast is named so for all the whale and seal skeletons lining the coast, as well as a few humans ones. It’s famous for shipwrecks due to the blinding coastal fog. Over 1000 ships have met their end here.
- Namibia is the first country in the world to incorporate environmental protection into its Constitution. Community based tourism provides widespread social and monetary benefits.
- Namibia is one of only two countries in the world that has desert elephants. They’ve adapted to their semi-desert environment by developing a smaller body mass, longer legs and larger feet – enabling them to travel for miles across sand dunes to reach water.
- Sossusvlei Sand Dunes are some of the highest in the world. Big Daddy is the largest dune in Sossusvlei measuring 325m and Dune 45 is the most photographed dune in the world.