10. Explore the wilderness by air
The scale and space of Namibia mean it’s easy to get off-the-beaten-track, but for the ultimate experience join the Schoeman family, who have been running Skeleton Coast Flying Safaris for 30+ years. The hard sandy beaches of the Skeleton Coast make as good a landing strip as any…
11. Orange River to Kunene River
There are only two perennial rivers in Namibia – the Orange River forming the border with South Africa in the south and the Kunene River forming the border with Angola in the north. For the ultimate exploration of this magnificent country, chart out a route to connect the two (and you’ll need plenty of time!)
12. Discover Namibia’s Great Canyon and the deep south
At 100 miles long, up to 16 miles wide and in places 550 metres deep, the Fish River Canyon is Africa’s largest and Namibia‘s second most visited tourist attraction. Located in the south of the country, within part of the |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, this is a place of dramatic beauty and home to incredible hiking trails. The Orange River also offers great white-water rafting trips.
As one of the least densely populated countries on earth and one of the driest, the conditions in Namibia make for ideal stargazing. A complete absence of light pollution and dry, cloudless skies result in spectacular starscapes. Many lodges embrace this with rooftop star-beds, but for the adventurous, a night spent out in the wilderness sleeping under a canopy of stars is an unforgettable experience.