Discover the wilds of Namibia on an adventure holiday!

The experience of visiting Namibia is a nostalgic one that will always leave you wishing you had seen more. Characterized by vast wilderness overlooking the cool Atlantic Ocean, this southwestern African nation is home to two of Africa’s largest deserts: the Namib Desert and the Kalahari Desert. From stunning rust-red sand dunes to dazzling white salt flats, Namibia offers fantastic landscapes that are hard to imagine and describe in words.

The German influence is predominant in Namibia, with Gothic architecture and German monuments dotting the streets of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The capital is also famous for its German colonial-era buildings dating back to the 1900s. A subtle blend of African culture combined with European influence is what sums up the Namibian experience.

Discover the incredible landscapes of Namibia

Namibia is an extraordinary, magnificent, magical and mysterious place. Nowhere in Africa will you encounter more spectacular natural landscapes, with vast and clear horizons, as you will in Namibia. Here you will discover the drama of Damaraland, with its elephants and endangered desert rhinos, while at Sossuvlei, one of Namibia’s iconic destinations, climbing the highest sand dunes is an experience worth trying at least once in life. Then there are the famous salt flats of Etosha National Park with their rich fauna and the Fish River Canyon – the second largest in the world after the Grand Canyon in the USA. Also, the Skeleton Coast, a vast and desolate coastline, awaits you to discover its collection of wrecks collected from sea storms. Although seemingly endless and hostile, this coastline is home to incredibly well-adapted fauna and flora to its environment.

Wildlife of Namibia

For a place that may seem lifeless at first glance, the reality of Namibia is downright astonishing: 650 species of birds and 80 species of large mammals, of which 14 species of birds and 15 mammals live almost exclusively on the territory this country. Namibia’s fauna also boasts 240 species of reptiles! At the northern end of the Kunene River, wildlife is concentrated around the river, home to a large colony of Nile crocodiles. To the south, Etosha National Park, also rich in wildlife, has dense populations of game. To the west, the dry, remote and isolated wilderness of Kaokoland boasts its wildlife adapted to desert life: entire colonies of elephants, but also giraffes, lions and brown hyenas, among others. The largest free-ranging black rhino population in Africa survives in this area.

Namibia: a place for solitude and adventure

To travel through Namibia it’s simply amazing if you’re looking for a place to spend your vacation away from the hum of the crowds. The population density is one of the lowest, with only 2.8 people per square kilometer. So once you leave the cities and national parks, you’ll feel like you’re the last person on earth. Here it is not unusual to see no other cars on the road. There are no large hotels, except in Windhoek, and tourist lodges and farms are dozens of kilometers away in the middle of the wilderness and host small groups of guests.

Unforgettable experiences for adventure lovers

Namibia offers a range of activities to suit all tastes. If you’re into adventure, you can hike Fish River Canyon or ATV rides across Namibia’s boundless expanse of shifting sand dunes. If you prefer a more relaxed pace and leave the heavy lifting to others, you can watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon and witness the breathtaking views of Sossuvlei, home of the world’s largest sand dunes, or fly in an aircraft small to enjoy the incredible yet dramatic scenery of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.

Namibia – a safe holiday destination

Namibia is considered one of the safest countries in Africa. Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has enjoyed decades of political stability and good governance that has encouraged reconciliation and invested in infrastructure and education. It has one of the highest literacy rates on the continent, and the media is allowed to report on opposition views and parties, something that is rarer in countries on the African continent.

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