Welcome to Namibia
Without a doubt, the first thing that springs to mind when Namibia is mentioned must be the stark beauty of one of the most ancient deserts the world knows. Amidst this stark beautiful and desolate landscape, a rare and beautiful life exists. Adapted to this harsh terrain animals such as the rare desert elephant and the majestic oryx roam free. The desert also is home to some of the most fascinating of the human species left on the planet earth. From the diminutive Bushman to the semi nomadic Himba, we offer you the opportunity to take a look into a way of life that has been unchanged for thousands of years.
With a bird count of over 340 species, 110 reptile and over 100 mammal species, this 22 000 square kilometre park is both rich and diverse. The dazzling white pans glow and shimmer as they change colours through the spectrum from orange to purple, pink and deep blue as the sun starts to set. The vast dried up calcrete pan was once the biggest lake in the world until climate change moved this area from lush jungle to savannah grassland and mopane woodland.
Unlike the rest of Namibia which is noted for its desert and semi-desert conditions, the Caprivi is a vast wetland area that gives the feeling more like being on the Okavango Delta than being in the desert condition of Namibia. This is the only spot in Namibia where hippopotamus and Nile crocodile are found in abundance. One of the highlights of this area would be the Tiger fishing which strangely enough is best in the middle of winter.
This narrow park is wedged between Angola and Botswana and runs for 180 km along the Okavango River until it meets the Kwando River in the east. Due to the seasonality of the rainfall a decent 4X4 vehicle is a pre-requisite to navigate the single road running through the park.
This rarely visited and wind swept little port is the gateway to the forbidden diamond coast. There is not much to be seen here excepting for the famous ghost town of Kolmanskuppe.