Namibia is a country of startling contrasts that straddles two great deserts: the Namib (after which it is named) is the oldest desert on the planet and its sea of red sand lies along the Atlantic coastline, while in the eastern interior lies the Kalahari, a vast and sparsely vegetated savannah that sprawls across the border into neighboring countries.
Celebrated for its vast open landscapes – making it an ideal destination for a Namibian safari – there is an abundance of space in which to inhale deeply. Bask in an infinite supply of blue skies, sun-drenched weather, and tranquil starry nights.
Over the years there have been a number of cultural influences that have all added to the unique atmosphere of Namibia. At various times Germany, Great Britain, and South Africa have all governed the territory but it was with the eventual independence of Namibia in 1990 that the country was able to develop its multi-cultural character and reinvent itself. There is a rich and colorful uniquely African vigor that now freely blends in with the European influences on architecture, food, customs, and art, all merging to create a distinctive Namibian character.
All this is in interesting juxtaposition with the expansive landscapes that surround the cities. The many national parks and game reserves boast a huge variety of wildlife in a kaleidoscope of differing environments: giraffes amble across the blinding white saltpans of Etosha National Park, gemsbok plunge headlong up impossible steep red dunes at Sossusvlei, and seals in their many thousands colonize lonely beachheads along the Skeleton Coast. Astonishing contrasts on a Namibian safari are everywhere for the visitor to savor, enjoy, and photograph.
Namibia has rapidly become a well-known safari destination with a difference, famed for its remote and intimate lodges, interaction with the indigenous people as well as the wildlife, and offering unique opportunities to become involved with the cultural heritage of all its peoples.
Diverse Namibia is an active, exciting adventure, exploring the iconic areas of this vast country; its dunes, deserts, plains and superb wildlife, enhanced by exclusive accommodation in private reserves and concessions. On this adventure you will take in the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei, the life-filled, blue Atlantic Ocean, the desert and denizens of Damaraland, and the dense plains game and predators of Etosha National Park. Activities are varied and include scenic walks and visiting the spectacular ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. This a true Namibian adventure with a range of activities impossible to beat! The tour is led by a highly skilled and qualified professional guide with an incredible passion and a vast knowledge of the natural world, history and culture of Namibia. Many of the guides are also skilled photographers and can assist you in taking amazing wildlife photographs. Your guide will host you for the duration of safari, providing you with a consistent, detailed interpretation that is shaped to your specific interests.
This shorter Namibian safari includes Sossusvlei, home of the largest sand dunes in the world, the Huab River Valley– one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia offering endless vistas of plains, valleys, and mountains, where nature drives and walks offer sights of desert-adapted wildlife, ancient rock-art, striking geological formations, and astonishing night skies. Desert-adapted elephant are a highlight of the area. Last, you’ll visit the Ongava Reserve, which allows for game drives in the Etosha National Park and on the Ongava Reserve itself, along with optional guided walks, birding and visiting hides. Ongava holds one of the largest rhino custodianships for the Namibian government in the country and is one of the few private game reserves in southern Africa where guests can see both black and white rhino along with lion and numerous other species.