Magical, diverse, historic and otherwordly – those words describe Namibia, a country of sand dunes, big lions and small elephants, and over 11 major ethnic groups working together in a democratically governed country. Okay, enough with the formal description, here are some things we love about Namibia:
Spend a night in Windhoek at one of our favorite boutique hotels, The Olive.
Climb the world’s highest sand dune in the Sossusvlei at dawn. Sossusvlei is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sand Sea.
Visit the Skeleton Coast National Park area, site of many shipwrecks caused by strong currents and dense fog, and a place to experience the mix of canyons, sand dunes, volcanic rock and mountains.
Enjoy a safari in Etosha National Park, established in 1907, Namibia’s premier game viewing area.
Gaze at incredible rock art created over 2000 years ago at Twyfelfontein, honored as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit the petrified forest in Damaraland.
Experience one of southern Africa’s most remote and scenic camps, Serra Kafema, in northwest Namibia, where water and desert are neighbors. Ask for the honeymoon villa. It has great views and you don’t have to be on your honeymoon—just love Namibia!
Meet members of the Himba tribe, one of the last nomadic tribes of Africa.
When’s the best time to visit Namibia? Ask Michael King, our Africa Specialist. He’s got answers!