Namib Desert, Namibia
Namibia – Safari Where the Environment Comes First
Namibia has made animal conservation an important part of its culture – using community-run conservancies (along with government- and non-profit run organizations) to restore populations of lions, cheetahs, black rhinos, zebras and other wildlife. Namibia is what the World Wildlife Fund calls "the world’s richest dry land."
Namibian safaris prioritize sustainable tourism, working with local communities to protect natural resources. Destinations include Damaraland, home to desert-adapted elephants and lions, and Etosha National Park, with diverse wildlife and over 300 bird species. Visit during the rainy season to witness the spectacle of flamingos.
Top: Onguma Camp Kala | Bottom: andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge and Skeleton Coast
The Skeleton Coast, a 25 mile wide and 310 mile long coastal stretch, offers a unique blend of history and natural beauty, with shipwrecks and contrasting landscapes. Explore the African-German culture in Swakopmund, a resort town that also serves as a base for Skeleton Coast trips.
Don't miss the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Otjiwarongo, where visitors can learn about efforts to protect the world's fastest land mammal. Namibia's breathtaking landscapes and commitment to conservation make it an unforgettable travel experience.
Wide open landscapes, deserts that have to be seen to be believed, what are you waiting for?