Beautiful desert landscape in Namibia


Land of shifting sands waiting for eager travelers to make their way across this desolate place

Because of it’s harsh climate Namibia desert landscape has a small population of about 2 million inhabitants in 850 000 square kilometers makes it one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world.

Namibia desert landscape is considered one of the most beautiful, naturally unspoiled, overland 4×4 adventure tourist destinations in Southern Africa.

Most of all it contains such varied tourist destinations as the 2nd biggest canyon in the world. The Fish River Canyon as well as huge dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Also Etosha National Park, with a huge variety of wildlife, easily observed near its famous water holes.

Furthermore there are signs of stone age people living in Namibia more than 25 000 years ago and since then quite a few different people have made her their home.

The San people were here first and you can still see their well preserved legacy at Brandberg Mountain in Damaraland  The Himba have made Kaokoland their home and there are beautiful towns like Luderitz barely changed for a hundred years full of German history. They even left their horses in the Namibia desert landscape to roam freely. If we are lucky we can see them.

The Kalahari Desert, and unique Quiver Trees of Southern Namibia make that part of the country well worth a visit;

The remote Skeleton Coast has its own beauty, but is a rewarding trip for the brave and the adventurous.

The coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay both offer beautiful vistas and options for tourists, with Swakopmund offering more German Colonial history for those interested and a beach resort atmosphere for those who enjoy spending quality time on the beach.  Walvis Bay offers easily accessible tourist options such as sandboarding, kiting and surfing (to name but a few) for the adventurous.

For more about the history of Namibia, see the Wikipedia article here.

For more about tourism and tourist options in Namibia, please read the Namibia Tourism page, here.


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