NAMIBIA

Namibia is a country of sublime desert scenery: huge sand dunes, sandy plains, jagged granite mountains 

& imposing rock formations.

A trip to Southern Namibia can begin at the well-known river camp, Amanzi Trails Camp, situated on the bank of the Gariep (Orange) River near Vioolsdrift, not far from the South African border. Canoeing trips on the Orange River, which forms a natural boundary with South Africa, are a must-do when travelling southern Namibia. Whether you have a few hours or a few days, paddling down the river at a gentle pace is the perfect way of taking in the desert scenery. The Namibian landscape as a mixed bag, you can be driving through terrain dominated by toned-down colors under a scorching sun. But then suddenly it changes to vivid colours and amazing vistas. A sunset or sunrise over this amazing landscape will be forever remembered.


A must-visit is the town of Lüderitz where one can visit the forgotten city of Kolmanskop. Among the gentle curves of the sand drifts and bleached stone outcrops, ornate buildings rise, defying their desolate surroundings and exuding an air of quiet dignity.


The buildings of Kolmanskop are dwarfed by the vastness of the lonely landscape and the sand seeks to hide the structures within itself. It is not until you approach the houses that their characteristic German architecture, featuring truncated roofs and generous windows, can be appreciated. The air in the deserted streets carries no hint of moisture. Life exists solely in the form of isolated stunted shrubs eking out a living; testing the limits of survival. The only sound is the wind patiently working a pane of glass loose from its frame. The fine desert sands are blown through the town, working their way into the abandoned houses. Kolmanskop  is is one of Namibia’s most photographed places.


The star of all the roads in Namibia is the D707, an anonymous back road in southern Namibia, bordering the Spergebiet and the Tiras Mountains. The road cuts through a colorful landscape with orange sand and yellow grass contrasted by dark mountains and a clear blue sky.
A country of wild desert landscapes, a photographers paradise. and outdoors activities, from canoeing on the Orange River through the other-worldly desert scenery of the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park to the jaw-dropping majesty of the Fish River Canyon, Africa’s largest canyon.


The standout highlight of southern Namibia is the Fish River Canyon, but the rest of the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is also full of desert wonders, including the richest diversity of succulent flora in the world.