Project Description

Home to two great deserts as well as the sea of red sand along the Atlantic coastline, Namibia is a country of astonishing contrasts. It is named after one of its deserts – the oldest desert on the planet – the Namib. The country is famed for its vast open landscapes that surround the cities, infinite blue skies, sun-drenched weather and starry nights. Its pristine wilderness and genuine desert-adapted wildlife make for excellent safaris. Remote and intimate lodges in amazing places perfect your holiday experience in Namibia. Yet for all its lonely landscapes, the country is easily accessible to the independent traveller. With very light traffic and an excellent roadwork, Namibia is great for self-drivers.

The Namib Desert has fauna and flora found nowhere else on earth: endemic wildlife has evolved to survive, e.g. the elusive golden mole, the unique fog-basking beetle and the contorted Welwitschia mirabilis. The vast desert emptiness of the Kaokoveld (Kunene Region) is well worth exploring and tracking black rhinos on foot in true wilderness must not be missed by adventurers. Climb the world’s tallest red sand dunes at Sossusvlei, find eerie rock forms gouged out of the earth by the Fish River and spot herds of zebra and springbok at Etosha National Park’s great white saltpan. The oldest Bushmen rock engravings are to be seen at Twyfelfontein, meet the fascinating Himba people and explore the unexpected lushness of the Caprivi Strip. Don’t forget to go on a trip to the seaside at Namibia’s extraordinary coastline. Kayaking amongst the seals and dolphins at Walvis Bay is an unforgettable experience, as much is the smell of the seal sanctuary at Cape Cross and a trip to the lonely beaches at Skeleton Coast. Fly from camp to camp to get a whole new perspective of the country. The astonishing contrasts make for excellent photographs and for the visitor to savour.

Namibia’s population is, and has always been, tiny. The country has little industry and practically no pollution. It has scattered settlements founded by different peoples – ancient and colonial. Germany, Great Britain and South Africa have all governed the country at various times. These different cultural influences all added to the unique atmosphere Namibia is known for nowadays. In 1990 the country became independent and only then it was able to fully develop its multi-cultural character and reinvented itself. African styles are freely mixed with European influences on architecture, art, food, customs and much more.

Good food, wine, beer and affordable accommodation in Namibia make travelling at a low cost possible. With a medium range safari budget and advanced bookings one can easily afford comfort and expert guides who will help you discover the areas, instructing you in everything from tracking wildlife to understanding native plants.
However, Namibia is still no mass market destination and there is no sign that it will be anytime soon.

Additional Info
Blog – 11 Facts about Namibia
Blog – Warum unbedingt jetzt nach Namibia?
Blog – The Golf Courses of Namibia

Etosha National Park, Kaokoveld & Damaraland
Harsh, dry regions with vegetation that sustains mainly desert-adapted wildlife

Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Partly inhospitable yet beautiful coast, great for kayaking with seals

Sossusvlei & Naukfluft National Park
World’s oldest desert, known for its tall red sand dunes and Dead Vlei Pan

Lüderitz & Fish River Canyon
Least visited areas, though world’s second largest Canyon

Windhoek & Central Namibia
Namibias capital and central region

Caprivi Strip & Kavango
Lush green landscapes supporting large population and surprising amount of wildlife

Etosha National Park, Kaokoveld & Damaraland
Onguma Tree Top Camp
Grootberg Lodge

Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Swakopmund Sands Hotel

Sossusvlei & Naukluft National Park
Sossusvlei Lodge
Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge

Lüderitz & Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Lodge

Windhoek & Central Namibia
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Ai Aiba Lodge
Hotel Thule

Caprivi Strip & Kavango
Camp Chobe

Map Namibia, Must Sees, National Parks, Cities, Southern Africa

Further Destinations