Along its length, the vast shifting sand sea of the Namiba sprawls inland along the Atlantic coastline.

In the interior, the plateau slopes away to the north and east to meet the Kalahari Desert. Over the years, there have been a number of cultural influences that have all added to the unique atmosphere of Namibia. In the very Northern reaches the Himba people still live by fascinating, ancient traditions and in harmony with their surroundings.

Immense landscapes surround the few cities of Namibia. The national parks and game reserves boast a huge variety of wildlife in a kaleidoscope of differing environments: the white saltpans of Etosha National Park, the red dunes at Sossusvlei, lonely windswept beaches along the Skeleton Coast, and the isolated wilderness of Kunene.

Etosha National Park is the wildlife gem of Namibia safari and where high densities of game exist. Plains game such as springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Hartmann's mountain zebra, waterbuck, giraffe, eland and endemic black-faced impala are seen. Lion, elephant and black and white rhino have also adapted to this harsh dry environment.

Namibia holidays - Fast facts

  • The world’s tallest sand dunes are found at Sossusvlei
  • The world’s oldest dessert is the Namib
  • Home to the oldest Bushman rock art sites in the world
  • It has more cheetahs than any other country
  • The official language is English, while Afrikaans, German, Bantu and Khoisan are also widely used
  • It has the second lowest population density in the world

Namibia Safari holidays