- Encounter a wealth of cultures, including the San and Himba
- Visit Etosha National Park, one of Africa's largest parks
- Explore the stunning scenery of Sossusvlei & Deadvlei
- Discover the Kalahari and its desert adapted wildlife
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Namibia is home to the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world from which the country gets its name. Translating into ‘vast place’, Namibia is one of the least crowded countries in the world. With its vast open spaces and breath-taking scenery, the history of this land can be found carved into rock paintings dating back to more than 25,000 years ago. These hunter-gatherers including San Bushmen, Bantu herdsmen, Himba, Herero and Nama tribes have made Namibia home for thousands of years.
- Four different landscapes make up Namibia: the most definitive is the Namib coastal desert that runs the length of the country; the central plateau, home most of Namibia towns and villages divided between rugged mountain ranges and sand-filled valleys; the vast Kalahari Desert with its ancient red sand and sparse vegetation; and Kavango and Caprivi, blessed with generous amounts of rain with tropical forests, perennial rivers and woodland savannahs.
- English is the official language of Namibia with German, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo, Rukwangari, Silozi, Otjiherero, Damara, Nama, Khisan and Setswana recognised as national languages. Approximately 50% of the population speaks Oshiwambo.
- With over 300 days of sunshine per year, Namibia is a year-round destination. Summer (November to April) temperatures can be very hot in the desert interior but nights are usually cool. Winter (May to October) days are warm but can be very cold at night
Namibia is a country of contrasting landscapes and stark natural beauty with a diversity of people and cultures. Home to wildlife that has adapted to living in the desert environment, Namibia is the only country in the world where large numbers of rare an endangered wildlife are translocated from national parks to open communal land. Home to the world’s largest population of free-roaming cheetahs, try and catch sight of the fastest land animal throughout the country.
Our team are always on the lookout for the best experiences Namibia has to offer, here are a few our favourites:
- Etosha National Park
- Fish River Canyon
- Skeleton Coast
- Walvis Bay
Abundant wildlife converges to drink at Etosha's waterholes, providing great game viewing opportunities; Etosha's vast salt pan covers almost a quarter of the park.
Formed over 500 million years ago, Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world and a spectacular natural landscape to behold.
Meaning 'place where the water gathers', Sossusvlei is a photographer’s paradise nestled amongst some of the highest sand dunes in the world.
The impressive rock engravings found in Twyfelfontein illustrate the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherer communities over two millennia.
Named after the numerous shipwrecks and giant whale skeletons that scatter the landscape, the Skeleton Coast is one of the most unusual coastlines in the world.
Walvis Bay Lagoon is home to abundant bird life and an important stopping point for over 150,000 migratory birds during October to April.