Namibia is the soul of Africa, characterized by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery and great contrasts – ocean, dunes, mountains and deserts. This vast desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart. Namibia is so large and sparsely populated that it is possible to discover enormous open spaces without roads, towns, trees or even stones, just the lonely desert wind passing through one of the most enchanting corners of the earth. Africa’s largest game park, the Namib-Naukluft Park, is a must see when on safari in Namibia, with its magnificent sea of rolling red dunes at Sossusvlei. Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s great parks in both size and diversity of wildlife. In the country’s far north eastern pocket is the captivating and largely unexplored Caprivi Strip. Namibia is a popular self-drive destination. Driving through the arid landscape adds to the experience and underlines what makes Namibia so special: the wide-open spaces. The circuits described below can be done as guided or self-drive packages. Most lodges have airstrips, and you can also choose to fly between any of the places described below.
Northern Namibia Destinations:
Etosha National Park (2 to 4 days) is best visited in the Dry season when animals congregate at the waterholes // Damaraland (3 to 5 days) is home to desert elephant // Cape Cross seal colony (1 day) is a sight to behold with up to 210,000 Cape fur seals present // Swakopmund (1 to 3 days) is a pretty town and a good base for a visit to Pelican Point to see the flamingos. Popular add-ons: Kaokoland for amazing scenery in the most remote region of Namibia
Southern Namibia Destinations:
Fish River Canyon (2 to 3 days) offers unforgettable views from the edge and hiking opportunities for the adventurous // Aus (1 to 2 days) is known as the place where wild horses roam // Luderitz (2 to 4 days) is a picturesque little town by the sea. You can take a day trip to the derelict, old mining town of Kolmanskop // Namib-Naukluft National Park (2 to 4 days) is incredibly scenic and photogenic. You’ll visit the giant dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei // Naukluft Mountains (2 to 4 days) is a great hiking destination // Sossusvlei in Namib-Naukluft National Park for a real desert experience and great photo opportunities Popular add-ons: Swakopmund for adventure activities and visiting some amazing bird colonies
Underneath is a list of the routes we promote as STAYenRoute.