Don't judge Namibia by first appearances: much of the country might be sun-baked desert but there are plenty of fascinating and accessible attractions scattered around the country including wildlife-filled reserves, beguiling scenery and friendly towns. It's tough to fit all of Namibia's places of interest into a single itinerary but there are several can't-miss-destinations: Sossusvlei is where to go in Namibia for a Namib Desert experience par excellence and Etosha is a shoo-in for some of Southern Africa's best game viewing.
Namib Desert & Sossusvlei - towering sand dunes & desert wildlife
Deep in the Namib, the world's most ancient desert, lies one of Africa's most magical destinations: Sossusvlei, home to Namibia's famous red sand dunes. Up to 300 metres high, these towering monoliths form the centrepiece to this extraordinary ocean of sand but the Namib Desert has many surprises: make your base at one of the many excellent lodges here and discover the secret wildlife and astounding views of this beautifully haunting landscape, much of which falls under the protection of the Namib Naukluft National Park.