A semi-desert country, Namibia is a vast country with one of the lowest human population densities in the world, making it an ideal destination for the intrepid explorer. Your itinerary should include Twyfelfontein, located in the Kunene region, where boulders and slabs of red sandstone showcase over 2,500 prehistoric engravings that depict wildlife and abstract motifs – one of the largest and best preserved collection of petroglyphs in Africa. For avid game viewers, Etosha National Park, established in 1907, offers a superb safari experience with more than 114 mammal species and 340 bird species.
Namib Naukluft National Park boasts some of the highest free-standing dunes in the world. Sossusvlei, a popular destination within the National Park, is the biggest of four clay pans in the area. The landscape here is defined by the white clay of the pan, contrasting with the surrounding star shaped, apricot-colored dunes – this is where the great Tsauchab River reaches its terminus within the interior of the Great Sand Sea.
Nestled between the Eros Mountains to the east and the Auas Mountains to the south, Namibia’s capital of Windhoek offers a rich cultural and historical experience. Just to the north lies Okahandja, once the seat of Chief Samuel Maharero and a place of historical significance to the Heroro people. The town is also an important center for woodcarvers from the north, who practice their ancient skills at the woodcarvers market.