What We Love
- Namibia has 800,000 square kilometers of burnt red desert and soft rolling sand dunes, which are the tallest in the world.
- The Skeleton Coast is both haunting and beautiful, littered with shipwrecks, mountains of jade, and natural castles of clay.
- The red sands make magnificent backdrops for the hearty desert-adapted wildlife. Indeed, one marvels at each and every element in this fragile and harsh ecosystem.
- Flying across the country lets you really see the staggering vastness of the landscape.
Things To See & Do
- With luck, one may spot rare desert elephants crossing the sands from one ephemeral water source to another or elusive brown hyenas, lions, and black-backed jackals roaming the beach scavenging for cape fur seals and other marine life that have washed up on shore.
- Visit the Himba people, who are semi-nomadic pastoralists. They have survived in this region since at least the 1500s. It is a special treat to spend time with these ochre-covered people and learn about a very different way of life that is intact but is rapidly disappearing.
- Ride in a hot air balloon over the tallest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei.
Where to Stay
The lodges are designed to fit in with the surrounding environment. Some of these properties operate on extremely large private properties, meaning one has almost exclusive use of enormous expanses to explore by Land Rover.