Over the next few weeks we’ll be exploring Namibia, so keep an eye out for my follow up blogs…

DID YOU KNOW?   Namibia is the second most sparsely populated country in the world and about half the size of Alaska, which makes it the perfect social distancing destination. There are various distinct areas to visit spread out over this immense country, ranging from Bushmen rock paintings and engravings in the Damaraland at Twyfelfontein or Brandberg, to the the Namib desert in Sossusvlei, the Skeleton Coast, the wildlife in Etosha or some cultural interaction with the Himba tribes.

A country of contrasts

Namibia is blessed with many national parks and nature reserves and boasts a huge variety of wildlife in dramatically diverse  environments: the cinnamon red dunes of Sossusvlei; the brilliant white saltpans of Etosha National Park;  the remote beaches of the Skeleton Coast and the vast uninhabited wilderness of the Kunene Region.

There is so much more than meets the eye and can’t be conveyed in photos.

Africa’s largest game park, the Namib-Naukluft Park is a magnificent sea of rolling red dunes at Sossusvlei. A world heritage site, the Namib is oldest desert in the world.
Namibia is home to populations of rare and endangered species such as the black rhino. Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s great parks in both size and diversity of wildlife.
A country of incredible contrasts. There is so much more than meets the eye and can’t be conveyed in photos in this desert wonderland.

6 reasons why you should come to Namibia

  • Climb the highest dunes in the world
  • Descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa
  • Captivate yourself in the past at one of Africa’s richest rock art sites
  • Watch wildlife shimmer at one of the world’s most spectacular pans
  • Explore the world’s oldest and driest deserts
  • Go on an larger-than-life self-drive holiday, exploring the vastness of this country

I’m sure you can add more!

DID YOU KNOW? Namibia is the destination for which we have the most repeat trip requests

There is so much to see – from the dramatic Fish River Canyon in the south to the salt pans in the north and 1000s of miles of ever changing landscapes inbetween.
Namibia is so large and sparsely populated with massive tracts of open spaces with no roads, towns or trees. Just lots of hot rocks, strange plants and animals and the lonely desert wind passing through one of the most enchanting corners of the earth.
The Skeleton Coast on Namibia’s extremely remote western coastline which has a fascinating history of shipwrecks, is completely unique in its hauntingly atmospheric beauty.

When to visit

Namibia is a year round destination, but the summers and winters offers immeasurably different experiences. Namibia’s climate is generally very dry and pleasant, but their summer months from December to February are extremely hot, with day time temperatures exceeding 104 °F but nights are usually cool. Namibia is extremely popular between July and October, as temperatures are more moderate and game viewing is at its best in Etosha, Damaraland, Skeleton Coast and the Caprivi strip, which result in high demand for availability at properties and booking in advance is critical to secure space. Traveling outside these times, assures better availability, lower season rates and fewer travellers.

Next week we’ll highlight the different regions in Namibia and showcase where to go!