Highlights of Namibia
For a first-time trip to Namibia, most travelers combine a rewarding mix of wildlife viewing and landscape exploration on a route that takes in the superb game on the salt pan of Etosha National Park, the adventure activities of the Germanic town of Swakopmund, and the towering dunes of the Namib-Naukluft National Park at Sossusvlei.
If you’re on a longer holiday, Namibia’s southern region has plenty of gems to discover, from the geological monument of Fish River Canyon and the desolate Mars-like landscapes of the |Ai|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park to the eerie ghost town of Kolmanskop, the German colonial architecture of Lüderitz and fantastic canoeing through the desert on the Orange River.
Travelers seeking more adventure generally head to northern Namibia for rugged wilderness and off-grid journeying.
You’ll need a 4×4 hire and self-sufficiency to explore the desolate Skeleton Coast, mountainous Damaraland, and the Himba villages of the remote Kaokoveld on your safari holiday in Namibia.