Namibia is full of haunting beauty, stark contrasts and vast tracts of wildlife. It is one of the least populated countries in the world and the wide open spaces offer peace and tranquillity to the traveller. The country is home to the world-renowned Namib Desert, which boasts towering sand dunes, amongst the highest in the world.

Why travel to Namibia

The country is economically stable despite its turbulent past and boasts a high standard of living amongst its sparse population. There is a strong influence from German colonial times, with traditional delicatessens, restaurants and German culture prevalent and this blends seamlessly with the cultures of the traditional African tribes endemic to the region.

Namibia was the first country in the world to include protection of the environment and sustainable utilisation of wildlife in its constitution. Almost 16% of the country has been set aside as National Parks. In these areas, rare and endangered species of animals, birds and plant life are preserved and protected. Most of the African game species are well represented in Namibia, with the largest concentration in Etosha National Park. Wilderness and modern amenities co-exist happily in this land of vivid contrasts.


Although the vegetation is not as lush or as diverse as its South African counterpart, Namibia possesses a unique beauty of its own. Popular destinations include the Skeleton coast (a notoriously fearsome coastline scattered with shipwrecks), the mystical red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the quaint town of Swakopmund and the wildlife and salt pan of Etosha National Park.

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