Wilderness and the sensation of peace: discover this unique country and traditional communities
Few countries in Africa can match Namibia’s sheer natural beauty. The country’s name derives from the world’s oldest desert, the Namib.
At some point during your stay in Namibia, you may well look around and wonder if you have fallen off the end of the earth. This tends to happen most often along the country’s barren, sandswept coastline. Away to the north, along the Skeleton Coast to the Angolan border, shipwrecks along the shore only heighten the sensation that humankind is here very much at the mercy of the elements.
Namibia’s history is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating: their architecture and museums, Lüderitz, Swakopmund and Windhoek tell a complicated story of colonial settlement and oppression, while elsewhere the chance to interact with the many traditional people who call Namibia home will likely provide you with some of your most memorable moments.