What to seeNorthern Namibia
In the north, the scattered waterholes of the Etosha National Park are an ideal place to watch varied wildlife converge and drink, while Damaraland’s rugged scenery provides a spectacular backdrop to the elusive desert elephant and black rhino. The area also contains many ancient rock art sites and is home to the Himba people. Damaraland fits easily into a journey between Swakopmund and Etosha.
In the remote north west of Namibia, covering an area of 2 million hectares, is the Skeleton Coast National Park. Its desolate, eerie yet dramatic scenery features coastal dunes, shipwrecks, huge seal colonies and flocks of pelican and flamingo. The Caprivi Strip in the far northeastern corner of Namibia has an environment similar to the Okavango Delta, and can easily be combined with a visit to Botswana.
Travelling south, the Sossusvlei sand dunes are a photographer’s paradise. These majestic dunes can be explored by vehicle, on foot or by hot air balloon. Further south lies the spectacular Namibrand Nature Reserve. Drive through the red dunes, explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen or take a nature walk or hiking trail.
A guided camping safari is an adventurous yet comfortable way to experience Namibia’s spectacular scenic beauty and diverse flora and fauna.
The camping safaris vary in length from 4 to 15 days and venture off the normal tourist routes. Shorter trips can be included as part of a longer self-drive or fly safari, or a longer trip makes a worthy holiday on its own.Travel in the latest custom built 4 x 4 Land Rovers, equipped with huge sliding windows and roof hatches, accompanied by a guide. The safari guides are dedicated conservationists and have an intimate knowledge of the country. The itineraries can be taken as a group (up to six clients) or on a private basis, offering complete flexibility.Travelling off-road, and exploring dry river beds and breathtaking landscapes, you will have the opportunity to get close to nature, away from other visitors and tour groups. Stay in comfortable domed tents, which feature metal-framed beds, solar bucket showers and long-drop toilets. Dine al fresco on delicious bush cuisine.