Imagine slide-running down the highest sand dune in the world – not anything nearly as high as Kilimanjaro- but still, the world’s highest. You land on a dry plain decorated by dead trees standing like sculptures on loan from the Tate Gallery in London. Crossing the Dead Vlei you feel like Orpheus searching the underworld for his Eurydice.
Open vistas and big skies make space for your soul and thoughts to roam. Namibia is mostly dry and arid and has few inhabitants. This gives nature, wind and weather a more prominent space and the hustle and bustle of modern living fades away in the backseat. Nature is splashing out highlights, from Fish River Canyon in the south – the second largest in the world – to Kunene, Hoanib and Skeleton Coast in the north to Etosha National Park in the north east.
In the south, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Naukluft mountains you find the Red Desert - enormous, beautiful and seemingly void. There is however life, small stuff, and you will find lodges doing safaris and taking you dune climbing. From Swakopmund by the coast you can do quad biking and sand boarding in the same desert and watch the sun set in ocean. From Walvis Bay you can catch a boat to watch seal colonies and birds. Oysters and champagne are steady companions on these outings.
Further north you find beautiful mountain formations in the desert, this is Damaraland, and if you are lucky you might run into a desert elephant or two. To the north - east, in Etosha National Park, you will never be alone at a watering hole.
Following the coastline - The Skeleton Coast- northwards, you will find more desert, desert oases, rivers and mountains laid out in a beautiful landscape. Rivers coming from Angola make green roads in the dry land and secure the survival of desert-adapted lions and elephants and some other creatures.
Namibia is perfect for those who do not like travelling in a herd. Equipped with a rental and 2 to 3 weeks at your disposal, you can cover a lot. The roads are mostly good gravel roads and finding your way is not hard. Note however that if you do get lost, there will not be so many to ask for directions. The capital Windhoek is located sort of in the middle; it is not big and can easily be done in a day.
We do not have scheduled departures; all our holidays and tours are tailor-made and unique productions. Please send us an email if you want us to send you suggestions and price estimates. In the meantime have a look at the suggested programs for the various destinations.
Artogrtaphy - African Sun - Aha Hotels and Lodges - Azura Retreats - Blyde Adventure - Desert and Delta - Day Trippers - Governors Camps - Kambaku Safari Lodge - Legend Lodges - Morgan Bay Hotel - Nomad Tanzania - Norman Carr Safaris - Okonjima/AfriCat - Prana Lodge - Sense of Africa - Sanctuary Retreats - Shindzela Bush Camp - Tsogo Sun - Welcome Tourism Services - Wilderness Safaris - Wild Horizons