#01 Fish River Canyon

Marvel at this breathtaking serpentine chasm – the world’s second-largest canyon – as it carves its way through the desert.

#02 Sossusvlei

The Namib Desert at its most spectacular: the vibrantly coloured giant sand dunes, alongside eerie mineral-encrusted vleis, are an awe-inspiring sight.

#03 Sandwich Harbour

Enclosed by towering, wind-sculpted dunes, and cut off from the wild Atlantic, this shallow lagoon is an avian paradise.

#04 Damaraland

From the giant granite rock formations of the Spitzkoppe and Brandberg to the San rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, Damaraland has no end of compelling landscapes.

#05 Etosha

The country’s premier national park is chock-full of large mammals and colourful birds, and boasts a vast, shimmering saline pan at its centre.

#06 Waterberg Plateau

This impressive table mountain much favoured by hikers looms out of the savannah plains, its plateau a haven for rare antelope and rhino.

#07 Zambezi Region

Luxuriant tropical vegetation, free-flowing rivers, vast herds of game and abundant birdlife make this a superb area for wildlife-spotting and sunset cruises.

#08 Meeting the Himba

Learn about the traditional and evolving customs of the Himba, one of Namibia’s most culturally distinct peoples, organising a visit from Opuwo or Epupa.

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