The Skeleton Coast felt like falling off the edge of the world: desert and ocean simply collide head-on, and wraith-like spectres punctuate the landscape at alarmingly regular intervals.
Eleanor, Original Traveller
If there's one word to describe Namibia, it's 'cool'. Except in the height of summer when it can regularly reach temperatures over 40°C. So why so cool? Because this is one of the most sophisticated, individual and downright original countries on Earth.
Eleanor is here to help give you the inside track.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Namibia safaris offer a very different experience from the country's southern African neighbours, and this a photographer's dream. Add some of the most stylish lodges around and Namibia is the quintessential Original Travel safari destination
- The Skeleton Coast, a great expanse of shoreline with the remains of shipwrecked boats eerily scattered along the sand, is hauntingly beautiful
- The immense Etosha National Park is one of the best wildlife spots in Africa - but while Namibia is home to its share of impressive creatures, to come here only for a safari would be to seriously miss the point. In Namibia, the country itself is the star
- Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide