Namibia: Wildlife Destinations
Top 5 Things to do in the Namib Desert
1. Drift above the desert
Namib Sky offers hot-air balloon flights over the Sossusvlei area, including a celebratory champagne breakfast upon landing.
2. Read the sands
A good guide will bring Sossusvlei to life, revealing the antics of tok-tokkie beetles, shovel-nosed lizards and horned adders by deciphering their tracks.
3. Skeleton Coast
Explore this forbidding shore on a fly-in safari, spying shipwrecks, whale bones and seal colonies from the air.
4. NamibRand Reserve
This huge private nature reserve of dunes, sandy plains and mountains borders the Namib-Naukluft and has excellent camps.
5. Seals and birds galore
Join a 4WD tour from Swakopmund to see pelicans and waders at Walvis Bay or the seal colony at Cape Cross.
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wildlife travel essentials: Namibia
Flights to Windhoek are available via Frankfurt and Johannesburg.
WHEN TO GO
Visit year round.
WHERE TO STAY
Namibia is an excellent self-drive destination, with a good range of B&Bs, guest farms, restcamps and campsites.