Namibia never fails to enchant with the grandeur and harsh splendor of its desert surrounds. Known for its contrasting landscapes the desolate Namib Desert is said to be the oldest in the world, with its high dunes and awe inspiring sense of space. Dinosaur footprints preserved in sandstone and prehistoric rock art all bear witness to the timelessness of this country. Internationally known as a photographer’s dream, Sossusvlei with its monumental dunes was formed by multi-directional winds. The photogenic lure is breathtaking, boasting exceptional scenery. It is made up of a vast, dry clay pan over which towers a sea of magnificent sand dunes, reputedly the highest in the world.
Damaraland, renowned for interesting flora and fauna, is dominated by rugged mountain ranges and steep escarpments and inhabited almost exclusively by the unique semi-nomadic Himba tribe. One of Mother Nature’s rarest beasts, the endangered desert elephant, can sometimes be seen here. The game viewing at Etosha National Park is excellent and includes several threatened and endangered species like the black rhino. The Skeleton Coast showcases some amazing ghostly shipwrecks on its remote and inaccessible shores and adding to the extraordinary geology of this area is the profusion of multi-colored pebbles consisting of agates, lava and granites. The attraction is the untouched and mysterious desolate beauty, often enveloped in the frequent dense, ocean fogs that ultimately has led to the demise of many ships but also provides a vital source of moisture for the surrounding desert area.