• desert environment
    The Fort at Onguma
  • endangered animals
    Dana Allen - Wilderness Safaris
  • art nouveau architecture
    Dana Allen - Wilderness Safaris

WHERE Namibia

Namibia is quite different to South Africa or Botswana, because it has been specially adapted to its desert environment.

Namibia is also famous for its cheetahs, as the terrain is well suited for these endangered animals. There are wonderful opportunities to visit cheetah conservation and rehabilitation projects, as well as a number of other conservation areas.

The country has a human population of about 2.1 million, which is the second lowest population density of a sovereign country after Mongolia. The German legacy is evident in its cuisine and art nouveau architecture, as well as festivals such as Windhoek’s legendary Oktoberfest.

Traveling to remote areas, one might be lucky enough to interact with the Nomadic tribes, like the Himba people.

Points of interest to consider when visiting Namibia:

  • Etosha Salt Pan
  • The Skeleton Coast
  • Sossusvlei and the surrounding red sand dunes and the nearby Deadvlei
  • Swakopmund an interesting sea-side town with German character, perched on the edge of the desert
  • Damaraland
  • Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world
  • Twyfelfontein