Stark and surreal desert landscapes make Namibia one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Sparsely inhabited and lying between the Namib and Kalahari deserts, Namibia is an explorers and photographers paradise, and contains a vast range of different ecosystems and a resulting high tally of endemic plant and bird species. It’s fascinating to learn about how the unique fauna and flora here has adapted to surviving in the harsh desert environment.

Highlights include the Fish River Canyon (one of the largest in the world), the towering red sand dunes at Sossusvlei (some of the highest in the world), the rugged Skeleton Coast and the remote wilds of Damaraland and Kaokoveld, which provide a rare chance of seeing the desert adapted elephants and black rhino living in this area. The world-renowned Etosha National Park, with its vast flat saltpan and its waterholes that attract huge concentrations of wildlife, is a regular inclusion in any journey to Namibia.

With its variety of destinations serviced by exclusive camps Namibia is a fantastic destination on its own, and also combines perfectly with a safari to neighbouring Botswana or South Africa.