Im really lucky to have visited Namibia many times over while guiding for an overland company. Although I eventually settled down in East Africa, Namibia is where I fell in love with the continent and is still one of my favourite countries in the world. So when I had the opportunity to go there on holiday, I jumped at it!
The country doesnt initially appeal to many first-time safari goers, and in a way I get that although Namibia is home to Etosha National Park, it doesnt offer you the same kind of game experience you will find in the likes of Tanzania, Kenya or Botswana. What it does provide, however, is a sense of adventure, insanely beautiful landscapes and niche wildlife experiences that are not available in any other country!
The Namib Desert & Sossusvlei
Ive honestly lost count of the amount of times I have driven through the Namib-Naukluft National Park, headed for sand dunes at sunrise and cooked…