With its ochre-colored sand dunes and unique desert-adapted wildlife, Namibia is utterly bewitching. Located in southern Africa, Namibia’s western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Natural wonders such as the mighty gash in the earth at Fish River Canyon and the wildlife utopia of Etosha National Park enthrall adventure seekers, but it’s the lonely desert roads where mighty slabs of granite rise out of swirling red desert sands that will truly astound you. In wild Namibia, the vast sand dunes in the world’s oldest desert meet the crashing rollers along the Atlantic’s Skeleton Coast.

In this incredibly photogenic country, you can track cheetah and leopard, explore 6,000-year-old rock carvings on the flanks of sandstone peaks, search for the Big Five in Etosha’s wild western reaches, climb the colossal Sossusvlei dunes of the Namib Desert and meet traditional Himba nomadic pastoralists. An adventure to Namibia should also include a trek across the stunning NamibRand Nature Reserve where the vast African sky meets distant mountain ranges and the endless dunes and wondrous desert silence spread before you. Among all this is a German legacy evident in the cuisine and art nouveau architecture, and in festivals such as Windhoek’s legendary Oktoberfest. Your stay in Namibia will be in superbly located wilderness camps and lodges which will put you in the heart of this incredible landscape.