Known for:

  • Wide open desert wilderness
  • the sand dunes of Sossusvlei
  • cheetah
  • stark beauty in a rugged and vast land
  • pastoral tribes
  • San Bushman

We suggest you visit:

  • Namib Nauklift
  • Sossusvlei
  • Damaraland / Kaokoland
  • Etosha / Ongava
  • Skeleton Coast
  • Kunene River (border of Angola)

Cool things to do:

  • Doing a flying safari and taking in amazing views of the vast and every changing land from overhead
  • Doing a driving safari (need time for this) and taking in amazing views of the vast and ever changing land from the ground!
  • Tracking and watching desert elephant, marveling at how they survive in this harsh environment
  • Watching the sunrise and the magical warm orange glow it creates while you’re in the midst of the sand dunes in Sossusvlei
  • Camping out in Kaokoland, soaking up the feeling of vast wilderness and beauty
  • Coming upon the Himba, some of the last of the truly nomadic peoples in the world, connecting with a smile and getting a glimpse into their fascinating way of life
  • Visiting a cheetah conservation program and learning just how special (and endangered) these cats are
  • Seeing wildlife on the Etosha pans- a large white depression with little or no vegetation
  • Wander among remnants of the shipwrecks along the Skeleton Coast, hearing stories of how so many ships were overcome by the fog and rough waters
  • Soaking up the stark beauty of this land, from just about anywhere in the country!

Practical Info:


  • Year round: great for scenery and exploring
  • Jun-Oct: best time for game viewing in Etosha Park / Ongava

Official Language: Afrikaans is most common; English is widely spoken