NAMIBIA WITH THE LEGACY UNTOLD
The unique desolate beauty of Namibia is one reason this sparsely populated country is so enchanting. Home to the world’s oldest desert and some of the biggest sand dunes on the planet, Namibia is rugged, remote, mystical and wild, and we think it’s one of the most naturally romantic places in the world, and also one of the most adventurous. Sleep out under the wide open desert sky in an open air “star bed.” Stare up at – or hike up! – the impossibly huge red dunes of Sossusvlei. Take a scenic coastal flight over the seal colonies and migrating whales on the eerily captivating Skeleton Coast, where the beaches are dotted with shipwrecks from long ago and the dunes cascade right into the sea. Open your mind through an immersion with the nomadic Himba tribe for one of the more authentic cultural immersions available to visitors in Africa. Explore the border with Angola by boat. Roll over the rugged terrain in a quad bike or soar over it at sunrise in a hot air balloon. Experience the kind of peace that only comes from being in a lonely desert surrounded by endless stretches of sand.
Just like everything else in Namibia, the animals are a little different here. In the Namib Desert, the wildlife has evolved to survive in the harsh terrain. Yes, you can see some of the same animals in Namibia like lions, elephant, giraffe, zebra, but other desert-adapted species that roam the endless sand and dried out river beds include springbok, black backed jackals, wild dogs, oryx, and spotted hyena, among many others. Tracking the endangered desert-adapted black rhino on foot with a renowned scientist who is passionate about protecting them is one of our favorite experiences.
Namibia feels like another planet compared with Africa’s more traditional safari destinations, yet it’s easy to connect to and combine with locations in Southern and Eastern Africa. Some of our travelers choose the spectacular desertscapes of Namibia rather than a beach destination as a way to relax after all the action of their classic safari, and they never regret it. We love designing trips made up of stunning contrasts…let us take you to Namibia and beyond.