The ancient red desert of Namibia is one of the oldest and driest ecosystems in the world. The red earth forming the dunes, having developed over millions of years, derives from the Kalahari Desert. These dunes are home to a variety of wildlife species who have adapted to the harsh, arid conditions.
Sossusvlei, the number-one attraction for visitors, is a salt and clay pan set amid rust-coloured dunes towering up to 330m in height. This part of Namibia is the epitome of change – the wind continually alters the shape of the dunes, and near sunrise, the shifting colours of the terracotta sand make for an other-worldly experience.
Set out on an open-vehicle wildlife drive in search of elephants, giraffes, and lions in Etosha National Park, explore Swakopmund’s unique blend of German and African culture and – for those after the thrill of adventure – go sandboarding, quad biking or skydiving. For those looking to raise their game, in more ways than one, we organise a private flying safari along the desolate Skeleton Coast, making use of simple campsites along the way. To explore this area in such a way, is among the most premium experiences available today.
Namibia will make you feel as if you’ve reached the edge of the world. Desolate, dry and unforgiving, the Namib desert is brimming with surprises – just when you think not much could exist in this barren landscape, you spot desert-adapted elephant and mountain zebra, hear the roar of a lion and discover critters like the Namaqua chameleon.
With the Himba in the northwest, and the San in the east, some of the most memorable moments of your safari will be the interactions you have with the native people. Our guides act as a vital link between yourself and this fascinating population, giving you an in-depth look into traditional Himba lifestyles. As nomadic pastoralists who call this place home, an opportunity to walk with them and share their knowledge is a privileged one indeed.