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Namibia

The world’s oldest dunes, wild Skeleton Coast, and desert-adapted wildlife

Namibia is vast, seemingly deserted, hauntingly beautiful, harsh, and untamed. The extreme, tenacious natural history, amazingly resilient people, and stunning open landscapes linger in the memory forever.

Although the wildlife is good in Etosha National Park and parts of Damaraland, Namibia’s real beauty is the massive open spaces, rugged mountain ranges, immense dune fields, wild Skeleton Coast, and ephemeral water courses in regions where rain never falls. Highlights include the Skeleton Coast National Park, the Sossusvlei dunes, the wilderness of Kaokoland and Damaraland, and the incredible Kunene River.

Namibia is home to the elusive desert elephant and a growing population of white rhino and free-roaming black rhino, and is an adventure enthusiast’s dream. Gallop across the desert on fit horses, sleep out under the stars, track rhino on foot, climb the Brandberg Mountain, traverse the dunes on four wheels, hot air balloon over the red Sossusvlei dunes, and explore shipwrecks on the Skeleton Coast.

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Combining flights with guided drives to give you the best perspective of this incredibly diverse and expansive country.

 

Namibia Map

Full Name
The Republic of Namibia
Population
2.4 million (UN, 2012)
Capital
Windhoek
Area
824,292 sq km (318,261 sq miles)
Major Languages
English (official), Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama
Major religion
Christianity
Monetary Unit
1 Namibian dollar = 100 cent
Main Exports
Diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium, livestock
Flight time from London
10 hours to Johannesburg, 2 hour connection to Windhoek
Time Difference
GMT + 2
Some of our Namibia Highlights