Namibia is one of those destinations you go to remind you of your place in the world.
Most of the country is an uninhabited landscape of vast parched salt pans, thorny plains, petrified forests, craggy canyons, towering sand dunes and crashing waves. Traveling across the hot, unmoving landscape on our self drive safari was like driving through a still life painting. Even the animals – rhinos, lions, kudus and jackals – were slow or motionless in an effort to conserve energy in their bone dry environment.
The sobering solitude of Namibia is what makes it so unique. On days traveling across the country you can go hours without passing another vehicle. Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.
Plus, it is a perfect place for the adventure traveler — visitors to Namibia can sky dive or hot air balloon over rolling sand dunes, kayak with seals and dolphins, traverse the world’s second largest canyon, and rock climb the Spitzkoppe.
From great swirling desert dunes to epic wildlife stalking, here are 14 photographs that will make you want to book your next trip to Namibia.
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Namibia Self Drive Guide: Our Game, Our Rules
Namibia Self Drive Guide 1: How Much Does it Cost?
Namibia Self Drive Guide 2: Choosing Between Self Drives and Guided Tours
Namibia Self Drive Guide 3: Our 10-Day Itinerary