SIMPLY JUST ASTONISHING
Namibia is truly a spectacular destination in so many ways. From the dramatic endless red dunes to the isolation of the Skeleton Coast and the vast salt pans in Etosha National Park with the ancient cultures will leave you speechless. On a recent tour I climbed up Dune 45 and got ahead of the rest of the group. I found myself on the summit all alone, and it literally felt like I was the only person on another planet. Namibia pushed me a step away from reality and made me think about significance in this massive universe.
Regions of Namibia
Sossusvlei – Deadvlei – Hiddenvlei – Sesr iem Canyon
Where the roads come to an end and the only feeling is total isolation. This spectacular region is one the most popular tourist destinations in Namibia. Completely surrounded by the ever-changing red dunes it will leave you feeling isolated from the world. The views from Dune 45, Big Daddy Dune or the various others are incredible with endless sights of the sea of red sand. The dunes of this region are some of the highest and oldest in the world, and it is no wonder that it translates to DEAD END MARSH. Activities can include hot air ballooning, summiting the massive dunes, exploring the canyons on foot, quad bike rides with nature walks and much more.
Etosha National Park
Etosha means the great white area this refers to large dried pan in the middle of the Etosha Park. It is Namibia’s top wildlife destination and is also one of the best places in the world to see endangered black and white Rhino, including many other mammal species. The abundance of game in Etosha National Park is somewhat unexpected, with some of the most common and rarest wildlife species. The areas with thicker vegetation are home to elephant (some of the largest in Africa due to the vitamins found in the ground), the many cheetahs and even leopard and also known for camouflaged Lions in the almost golden colour of the grasslands, while giraffes rise- high above most of the dry vegetation. Activities can include game drives, exploring the Etosha Pan, guided animal tracking and so much more.
From the spectacular rock formations of Spitzkoppe, and the Brandberg in the south to the perfect red-rock, Damaraland is one of Namibia’s most dramatic landscapes. Hidden in the rocky regions of Twyfelfontein which along with the Brandberg contains some of Southern Africa’s most perfect prehistoric Bushman rock art and there’s even an oasis like valley nearby. Damaraland is also one of Southern Africa’s most underrated wildlife-watching areas. One of Namibia’s last ‘unofficial’ wildlife regions, it’s home to critically endangered black rhinos, desert-adapted lions and elephants, as well as the full range of Namibia specialities such as gemsbok, zebra, giraffe and hyena. Activities can include to visit the Bushman Rock Art sites at Twyfelfontein and meet the San Bushman tribes, exploring Spitzkoppe or enjoy guided animal tracking safaris, excellent star gazing excursions to name but a few.
The Skeleton Coast
This treacherous coast, a foggy region with rocky coastal shallows, many shipwrecks and endless sand dunes has been a graveyard for ships for years. It is a protected area and stretches from Sandwich Harbour, south of Swakopmund, to the Kunene River, taking in more than 19,000 sq km of dunes and plains to form one of the world’s most inhospitable waterless areas in the world’s oldest desert. Inland the peoples of the Himba tribes still lives traditionally in one of the world’s harshest environments and it is fascinating to meet them and experience their culture.
The Fish River Canyon
In very few places in Africa will you find anything like Fish River Canyon. Whether you’re getting a taste of the sheer scale and beauty of the place from one of the lookouts, or participating in a hike, the Fish River Canyon is a special place. Situated in the South of Namibia, the canyon measures 160km in length, up to 27km in width, and it reaches a depth of more than 500m. Irrespective of these numbers, one can’t really get a sense of perspective without experiencing the vastness of the canyon for yourself. The reward of experiencing this is nothing less than an unforgettable story from one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders. Activities can include multiple day hiking of the canyon, exploring its vastness and much more.
Windhoek the Capital
Visiting the towns of Namibia like Swakopmund and Windhoek takes you back to the German Colonial times and you will enjoy all the interesting facts about it on our guided tours. Today, numerous buildings from the colonial time can be found in Windhoek. The influence of the German colonial times including German Restaurants, several German street names, German beer, bread and sausages can be experienced at leisure. Especially the German carnival is celebrated to a great extend! In some of the shops one can communicate in German even though the official language in Namibia is English. Swakopmund is situated on the coastline to the West of Windhoek. Once regarded Namibia’s adventure capital, this is a city with as much personality as it has sea frontage. Another popular coastal town that we could visit is Walvis Bay amongst others.
Luxurious lodges and camps
We have access to a fantastic range of accommodation throughout Namibia, that caters for all enthusiasts. Each establishment with its own unique setting and blending into the surrounds, the options are endless but with our tailor-made travel design packages, we will take the guesswork away to ensure your absolute comfortability. With the dramatic contrasts of each region from North to South and East to West that Namibia offers, there will certainly be something special for you to enjoy.
Let us design your new Namibia story, to tell and be appreciated for a long time!