Namibia is an unforgettable destination, surrounded by exceptional beauty and wildlife. The place is perfect for those who love extreme adventures and unique scenarios.
The main attraction of the place is the diversity – the starry navy blue sky is undoubtedly the most beautiful in the world, the flamingo lagoon is a sight for the eyes, the dunes have indescribable beauty, the desert is the oldest in the world and safaris are held in one of the most remote places on the planet.
There are also excellent national wildlife parks to visit, luxurious lodges to stay, delicious cuisine and incomparable service.
Namibia is located on the west coast of the African continent, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. A vast country, arid and desert, which presents dramatic contrasts in its topography. It starts with the green forests of the northeastern region, becoming a desert of golden dunes on the west coast.
The country is occupied by a high craggy plain where Windhoek, its capital, is. In the central zone, the steppes and savannas are mixed up and there is the African fauna that has adapted to these extreme climatic conditions: elephants, black rhinos, giraffes, lions and also antelopes such as Oryx and Kudus.
To explore the main attractions of Namibia, the ideal is to fly in small aircraft, on flights that allow greater flexibility and autonomy to get to know this magnificent country.
It is mandatory to explore the extensive and exotic coast in Sossusvlei, where the Namibian desert is located, the scene of many Hollywood films, with its orange dunes among the highest in the world, which extend for hundreds of kilometers parallel to the coast and reach its maximum with 380 meters high. Incredibly, the dunes do not move their base since the roots of the plants allow them to settle and the sand only undulates at the top, due to the change in the prevailing winds in the summer and winter months.
Also, discover the Skeleton Coast with its shipwreck carcasses that dot the coast, visit Walvis Bay – an important port village and Swakopmund which is considered the adventure capital, with many outdoor options.
The stunning semi-desert region of Damaraland is also a refuge for desert elephants, the black rhinoceros espringbok. And to the north, one of the highlights of the trip, the famous Etosha National Park – which offers an exceptional variety and abundant wildlife with an area of 22,270 km² and is home to several species of mammals, birds, reptiles and a striking landscape , the aridity of the park and the scarcity of water make animals of different species gather in the same restricted area and at the same time accessible to travelers in 4 × 4 jeeps – the park is considered to be among the best places for photographic safaris from Africa.
Little Kulala, Sossusvlei, Namibia
Little Kulala is a famous desert retreat located on 27,000 private hectares (about 67,000 acres). Kulala Wilderness Reserve is the gateway to Namibia’s Sand Sea, with its high dunes and clear starry skies, a fascinating area.
The accommodation consists of 11 air-conditioned rooms, the “kulalas” (a word that means ‘sleeping’) that blend perfectly into the desert scenario. It has a refined typical African decor, each with a private pool, indoor and outdoor showers and a romantic open-air bed to enjoy the stars. An elegant entertainment area that includes a library, wine cellar, craft boutique, lounge and dining area. The exotic interiors use neutral colors and textures and natural light and are inspired by their own region.
Doro Nawas, Damaraland, Namibia
Doro Nawas Camp is located in the dry region of Aba-Huab River Valley, specifically in Doro! Damaraland is commanded by eccentric and spectacular views of the Etendeka mountains to the north and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein in the south.
The accommodation is composed by 16 lodges (including a family room): a mix of stone and canvas walls with wooden and glass doors, protected by a thatched roof. Each unit was designed to blend into the hillside, with an outdoor shower and a balcony to watch the stars. The main area is at the top of a rocky hill offering unique panoramic views – for adventurous couples, in some lodges there is a stairway to the roof that leads to a perfect place to relax, date and watch the stars.
Serra Cafema, Namib Desert, Namibia
Without a doubt, this is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa. Serra Cafema is located in the extreme northwest of Namibia, bordering Angola, on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. Serra Cafema is a private, peaceful course inspired by the area’s Himba, with a unique combination of rustic and luxury elements, nestled among trees.
The accommodation consists of eight Meru style tents installed on the riverbank – with riverside wood, canvas and straw, a spacious deck, mixed gently in the picturesque scenario. Each tent has a private bathroom and a ceiling fan. One of these rooms is a luxurious, exclusive honeymoon villa with exceptional views. The main area has a huge internal and external space to serve dinner, a living room with fireplace, library, curio shop and swimming pool, all points of view share the Kunene River. Nearby, in the Harman Valley is the intriguing “fairy circle” phenomenon.