Namibia, a land of striking contrasts, boasts breathtaking deserts, rugged canyons, and an otherworldly coastline. The iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei and the ghostly nature of the Skeleton Coast are just some of the country’s captivating highlights. Namibia’s vast, untouched landscapes and rich indigenous cultures make it a truly unique and soul-stirring destination. One of the best places on the planet to stargaze.
Best time to visit April through to October during the cooler winter months. The long rains run from November through to March, with the wettest months being January and February. The winter months then run from May through to the end of October offering dry weather and ideal wildlife viewing. April and May are green and verdant, whilst September and October can feel dry. Temperatures cooler during the winter months.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Sossusvlei: Sossusvlei is home to some of the world’s tallest sand dunes, with some reaching heights of over 300 meters (984 feet). The dunes’ iconic reddish-orange color creates a striking contrast against the clear blue skies.
- Deadvlei: Adjacent to Sossusvlei is Deadvlei, a surreal pan surrounded by towering dunes. The cracked white clay surface, stark dead camel thorn trees, and deep blue skies offer a striking and eerie photographic opportunity.
- Remote and Tranquil: The vastness of the Namib desert and the remote location of places like Sossusvlei offer a sense of tranquility and solitude, allowing visitors to connect with nature and experience the serenity of the desert.
- Skeleton Coast: Fog shrouded beaches littered with shipwrecks and whale skeletons. The Skeleton Coast is one of the most inhospitable and remote coastlines in the world. Its stark desert landscapes, dunes, and rocky shores create a wild and untouched environment that is both challenging and captivating. Surprisingly, the Skeleton Coast is home to a diverse range of wildlife. Desert-adapted elephants, lions, giraffe, brown hyena, gemsbok, and seals can be found here, surviving in this unforgiving environment.