We spent three of our days in Etosha, which is Namibia's most famous national park. Here's our extensive review of the park, including our ultimate list of animal sightings at more than 35 water holes! General Advice for Etosha NEVER (!) get out of the car outside of the fenced campsites and picnic stops. There are
The 2,573m high Brandberg is Namibias highest peak. The colorful rock formations make it a memorable sight, especially at sunset. The "White Lady". Photo credit: Harald Süpfle The Brandberg has always been a spiritual site with significant importance for the local San people. They left more than 45,000 ancient rock paintings on the mountain, including the
The Spitzkoppe is a group of granite peaks located in the Namib desert. It's often also called the "Matterhorn of Namibia". The highest peak is about 700m above the floor of the desert below. Visitors can see some 2000- to 4000-year-old bushmen prehistoric paintings, although they're only accessible with a guided tour from the campsite.
The Namib desert spans over 95,000km² of coastline in Namibia and Angola. Its huge sand dunes are among the highest dunes in the world, and the UNESCO declared it "World Heritage" in 2013. Most well known are the dunes in Sossusvlei, that reach heights of more than 350 meters. With their red color, they stand in sharp
From Kolmanskop, we drove back to Aus, and then North to the Tiras mountains, or more precisely to the Kanaan N/a'an ku sê Desert Retreat. We initially didn’t consider a stay in this area, but our friend Rolf Frei, who published a beautiful image book about Namibia, strongly recommended it. Thank you Rolf! ? On
The Kalahari Desert The Kalahari spans much of Northern and Eastern Namibia and stretches to Botswana and South Africa as well. It is actually not a true desert, but a “semi-desert”, i.e. it hosts a lot of vegetation, but is too dry to be fully covered with grass or forest. The entire Kalahari used to
The best way to get around in Namibia is by 4x4 camping van. Roads in Namibia are safe, and there are plenty of amazing campsites all around the country. While the luxurious safari lodges are relatively expensive, camping offers an affordable alternative with a much more immersive nature experience. 16 day self-drive camping tour through