Namibia is a favourite with travellers who are looking for a raw, untouched paradise. Namibia adopted its name from the Namib Desert (Namib meaning ‘open space’) and is a country of compelling beauty, abundant sunshine, unspoilt landscapes, and a large variety of animal life.
It is a particularly popular destination amongst eco-tourists, as some areas of the sparsely populated country are much as they were millions of years ago. With its looming red sand dunes, the turbulent Orange River, a variety of adventure activities, traditional towns, deep canyons and spectacular bronze sunsets, Namibia is any travelers dream.
Namibia is a gateway to rugged and striking desert landscapes and is home to some of the highest and most expansive dunes in the world. The western border is made up of Atlantic Ocean shoreline, which is a popular beach holiday destination in the summer, and scattered among the sparse vegetation is Etosha National Park, where the Big Five – lions, black and white rhinos, elephants, buffalo and leopards roam.
Dotted with small historic towns, Namibia strikes a balance between untouched wild and quaint charm.