EXPLORE NAMIBIAS BEST GUIDED TOURS AND DESTINATIONS
Namibia, named after the oldest desert in the world, the Namib, is truly one of a kind. The shy and silent neighbor of the tourist hotspot South Africa is one of the last real wildernesses and top destinations for adventurers. After Mongolia, Namibia is the least densely populated country in the world: you could be driving for hours without seeing another vehicle or person.
Enough of the “top spots” – what really makes Namibia so remarkable is the endless open spaces, the tranquility and the magical light. You don’t travel here for a Big Five safari (although you can spot large game in numerous national parks and game reserves), but instead you will be enchanted by the ever-changing landscape from red dunes to semi-desert to the rough Atlantic Ocean. Here you will also encounter some of the most traditional African tribes like the Himba or the Khoisan. As a former German colony Namibia is home to some remarkable European architecture and old customs such as churches and breweries. The country’s capital, Windhoek, is the perfect place to be introduced to this eclectic mix of influences and to start your adventure.
Namibia offers a wide range of beautiful accommodation, from road guesthouses as a convenient stopover to ultra-luxe lodges in the middle of nowhere. Most travelers prefer to explore the country by 4x4, but you can also choose to be guided during an overland tour or take shortcuts by flying between destinations.
While it’s virtually impossible to discover all of Namibia’s highlights in one trip, there are some destinations you simply cannot not miss. Combine a visit to some of the highest dunes in the world with a walk through the world-famous Sossusvlei. Watch the Big Four (there are no buffalos here) in the country’s largest game reserve, Etosha National Park, or visit the Himba in the north of the country. Another absolute highlight is the mountainous Damaraland where you can spot – with a lot of luck – the last desert elephants, rhinos and lions. Lastly, the Kalahari, the Skeleton Coast and Swakopmund are among the visitor’s favorites.