From its rugged mountains and the world’s oldest desert Namibia is a land of contrast and diversity. Famous for towering red sand dunes, bizarre desert flora and fauna, Fish River Canyon and the beautiful Himba tribal people – Namibia is an unknown gem. The nomadic Himba tribe in the Opuwo area still live a traditional life with little contact with the modern world. They are well known for their ochre body painting and are very friendly but shy.
Etosha National Park is certainly one of Africa’s most beautiful wildlife parks with wonderful gameviewing, and different from most other Southern African game parks as the heart of Etosha is dry for most of the year and therefore home to desert welling wildlife. If you see piles of what looks like old tyres, look closer as it may well be a rare desert plant. The red sand dunes which tower 300m from the valley floor are stunning, if you are feeling fit, the real challenge is to actually climb one of them – the vastness of the dunes will amaze you.
A fabulous way to explore Namibia is by way of a fly-in safari. You get to explore the highlights of Namibia’s vast deserts and wild coastline by both air and land. It is also very easy to do your own self drive holiday in Namibia if you prefer to travel independently.