Namibia’s main draw is the epic scale of its landscape and the intimate scale of its tourism business. Other African countries may offer a greater density of game or more hospitable coastlines, but a luxury holiday to Namibia, with Elegant Resorts, will catch the imagination of those with a true taste for adventure. Feel free to call our Travel Consultants who will happily create a tailor-made itinerary to suit your preferences.
The word 'Namibia' literally translates as ‘big emptiness’, a hauntingly beautiful, profoundly silent landscape that is simply awe-inspiring. At eighty-million years old, the Namib Desert is the planet's oldest and home to some of the world's highest sand dunes. Covering almost 50,000km², the Namib-Naukluft National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in Africa; viewed from the air (either by balloon or private charter flight), the rich colours and lunar-like landscapes are truly inspiring.
Desert rainfall averages no more than three inches per year, yet this seemingly inhospitable environment is not as barren as you might expect. The Namib is home to a wealth of desert-adapted wildlife, however, the greatest variety of wildlife can be found in Etosha National Park. The heart of the park is a vast salt pan which attracts thousands of wading birds, including impressive flocks of flamingos, while during the dry season, thousands of animals converge to drink at the waterholes.
Outside the parks there is plenty more to explore, from the exquisite San rock art to the fascinating lifestyle of the Himba, one of the last truly nomadic people in Africa.