Namibia gets its name from the world’s oldest desert, the Namib, which covers most of the country. This is a fascinating place of geological wonders, the world’s tallest sand dunes and an amazing array of plants and animals uniquely adapted to survive in these harsh desert conditions. Visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to quality Namibia Accommodation.
Fish River Canyon
To the south you will find the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. The Fish River Canyon is an impressive 550 metre deep gash in the landscape stretching 160 kilometres. Ais-ais hot springs are a welcome retreat at the entrance of the canyon.
The last thing you expect when you arrive in this remote desert town is the chocolate-box German colonial architecture perched on the rocks above the harbour. Attractions include the ghost town of Kolmanskop, once a thriving diamond town now reclaimed by the desert sands and vast breeding colonies of Cape Gannets, African Penguins and Cape Fur seals.
Namib Naukluft Park covering much of the central Namib is home to the world’s tallest sand dunes, many standing over 300m high. The red hued dunes of Sossusvlei are the most photographed and picturesque desert locations in the world perfect for that on of a kind Namibia Safari.
The desolate coastline of the Skeleton Coast makes for one of the most inhospitable and least visited places on earth. Here hot desert sands meet the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean creating treacherous conditions that resulted in the numerous shipwrecks that dot the shoreline. A truly unique desert destination.
Damaraland lies in the north of Namibia offering some of the most remote Namibia accommodation available. To the west you will find a wealth of desert-adapted animals, elephant, rhino, giraffe and ostrich who somehow manage to survive the harsh waterless conditions. Further inland sparse grasslands are dotted with granite koppies; and geological wonders like the Spitzkoppe, Brandberg, a Petrified Forest and Bushmen rock art.