Namibia travel can reveal Africa’s most captivating scenery, including towering red dunes and lonely shipwrecks on the desolate Skeleton Coast.
While there is excellent wildlife to be seen in Etosha – and unique, desert-adapted species can be spotted throughout Damaraland – this is one destination where the landscapes perhaps take precedence over the animals.
Seek out oases amongst the sand or revel in the stark beauty and saturated colours of otherworldly settings like Deadvlei. Climb the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei and explore the hidden Sesriem Canyon. Interact with shamans and nomadic pastoralists and learn about sustainable desert lifestyles.
Namibia’s Atlantic seaboard is a place of compelling stories and misty mystery. Begin with a slice of traditional German cake beneath a candy-striped lighthouse in Swakopmund, before visiting the flamingo flocks of Sandwich Bay.
Abandoned diamond mining towns like Kolmanskop provide a spooky introduction to the Skeleton Coast, once of the most feared stretches of shoreline in the world. It’s still littered with lonely shipwrecks and the windswept graves of unfortunate mariners. However, it’s also home to impressive seal colonies and flora and fauna that eke out a living from what at first appears to be an inhospitable setting.