From sand dunes and wild coastline to lush, river-fed plains and dramatic mountains, Namibia is a country of extraordinary and varying landscapes. The untamed and ruggedly beautiful Damaraland is home to the endangered black rhino and desert elephant, and a visit here enables guests to track these elusive animals on foot. The Skeleton Coast’s fascinating landscape is made up of mountain ranges, canyons and sand dunes, with Cape fur seals and seabirds living alongside each other. Further north, the Etosha National Park is teeming with wildlife, including lion and large herds of elephant. From the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei to the wooded bushveld of The Caprivi, and the surprising lushness of the Kunene River, Namibia is a diverse and fascinating spectacle of nature. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Namibia:
- Visit the Hartmann Valley by the Skeleton Coast, and rent quad bikes to explore dramatic dunes in the Namib Desert.
- Rise early to take a balloon ride over the barren landscape of the Namib Desert at sunrise.