Beautiful Namibia is unlike any other country on Earth. Discover the oldest living desert in the world with its high sand dunes; one of Africa’s greatest game parks; the Skeleton Coast littered with shipwrecks; sand-covered ghost towns; huge gravel plains twinkling with gemstones; limitless horizons; quirky little towns; and an excellent visitor-friendly infrastructure.
In the Nama language, Namib means “vast” – the Namib Desert occupies around 80 900km2, stretching 1 600km along the Atlantic Coast of Namibia, varying in width from 50km to 160km
The second largest canyon on Earth, this is one of the most imposing sights in Namibia, featuring a gigantic ravine about 160km long, 27km wide and, in places, 550m deep.
Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, is laid-back, funky and eclectic, and one of the safest cities in Southern Africa – the perfect place to start or finish a Namibian holiday.
Etosha National Park is centred around a huge, flat pan of about 4 800km2.
World Heritage Sites
Twyfelfontein (Afrikaans for “doubt spring”), also known as /U-//aes, is a site of ancient rock engravings in the Kunene region of north-western Namibia.
Transfrontier Conservation Areas
The |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park straddles the borders of South Africa and Namibia. It consists of the Richtersveld National Park (a World Heritage Site) in South Africa and the |Ai|Ais National Park in Namibia.