It is of course the gigantic, incomparable sand dunes of the Namib Desert that feature most prominently on a Namibia safari itinerary but this Southern African country, lying between the Kalahari and the Atlantic Ocean, has much more up its sleeve.
Huge, sparsely populated Namibia is a country of big skies and dramatic scenery. Destinations such as Damaraland, the shipwreck-strewn Skeleton Coast or the Kaokoveld literally echo with emptiness and atmosphere, yet excellent lodges are tucked away in these remote regions and provide intrepid travellers with havens of serenity and comfort - and there's a lot more wildlife than you might think.
And if it is wildlife you want, then Namibia won't disappoint. Excellent game viewing is what you'll get at Etosha National Park, famous for its animal-packed waterholes and abundant predators while Namibia's wild and well-watered answer to the Okavango Delta - the Caprivi Strip (newly renamed as the Zambezi Region) - is home to diverse wildlife reserves and incredible bird watching.
A Namibia safari holiday is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts while its decent infrastructure and easy-to-access destinations means self-drive safaris for more independent travellers are a can-do option too. Remote, luxurious and exclusive accommodation makes for an amazing Namibia honeymoon while families with children will be delighted by the country's safe, well-functioning and friendly nature. Try one of our Namibia family holidays for the family vacation of a lifetime!
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At a Glance
It's home to dramatic desert and mountain scenery, the world's highest sand dunes and wildlife-packed game reserves but safe, friendly and wide-open Namibia is an easy country to visit and even self-drive around.