Straddled between two deserts, the Kalahari on the East and the Namib; from which its name is derived, on the West, Namibia is a country characterised by magnificent scenery complimented by a large variety and population of desert adapted wildlife. With a population of only 1.5 million people this vast country has to be visited to be appreciated.
Highlights of this country vary from the dunes of the Sossusvlei, some of which are the highest accessible on earth, the fragile and unique ecosystem of the Skeleton Coast that is home to tens of thousands of fur seals, the desert adapted elephant and rhino in the Damaraland, the concentrations of desert adapted wildlife in the Etosha National Park to the strong and fascinating culture of the Himba and Herero tribes that have survived centuries of harsh climate and live a lifestyle of a bygone era. Journeys across the desert are truly rewarding, as there is never an empty moment in the beauty of the scenery.
Blessed with a small population and an abundance of open space Namibia boasts a unique climate characterised by blue skies and clear starry nights making it an ideal destination for astronomy. There is a rich and colourful culture that freely blends in with previous colonial influences on architecture, food and art all merging to create a distinctive Namibian experience.