The traditional homeland of the ancient San bushmen, Namibia shares its land borders with the neighbouring countries of Angola, Zambia, South Africa and Botswana, whilst its western coastlines look out across the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Sandwiched between the Namib and Kalahari Deserts, Namibia offers some truly wonderful landscapes, with the Skeleton Coast and the towering dunes of the Namib Desert in particular providing visitors with some astonishingly unforgettable panoramas, just one of the many highlights from our Namibia tours.
The harsh and dramatic features of the Skelton Coast are littered with wind scoured shipwrecks and the bones of whales and seals that hark back to the days of the whaling fleets. The bushmen called this world, “The Land God made in Anger”. The Portuguese sailors had another name for it - “The Gates of Hell”. In contrast, the forested wetlands of the Caprivi Strip are home to a staggering variety of life, whilst the stunning Fish River Canyon provides immense vistas only beaten in scale by the Grand Canyon. Then there are the mountainous dunes of the searing Namib desert, which provide the surreal landscapes of Sossusvlei and the dramatic shadows at sunrise and sunset for which Namibia is famed.
Amongst the powerful landscapes, visitors are also blessed with an abundance of wildlife. Pick one of the many vantage points and waterholes in Etosha to settle in next to and watch as the desert-dwellers, such as the roaming desert elephants make their way to you in herds.
Rich in extraordinary landscapes, desert-adapted wildlife and some incredibly comfortable wilderness camps, Namibia is guaranteed to capture the imagination of every visitor whether on a group tour; an adventurous self-drive or on your very own tailor-made, Namibia holiday.
In Windhoek, have dinner at NICE, an innovative training school for local Namibian chefs.