An insight into Namibia

Wedged between the Kalahari and the South Atlantic, Namibia is one of the youngest countries in Africa. In addition to having a striking diversity of cultures and national origins, Namibia is a photographer’s dream, boasting wild seascapes, rugged mountains, lonely deserts, stunning wildlife, colonial cities and nearly unlimited elbow room.

Despite its harsh climate, Namibia has some of the world’s grandest national parks, ranging from the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park in the North West, to the dune fields and desert plains of the Namib-Naukluft Park in the West. Windhoek, in the Central Highlands, is the country's geographical heart and commercial nerve centre, with an ethnic mix of people, and then you have Swakopmund for all the surfers and beach-lovers.

Namibia is one of those dreamlike places where you can enjoy many experiences. Time and space are less defined here. Watch a lion stalking its prey on a never-ending plain in Etosha. Fly down a giant dune on a sandboard. Spend a night alone in the desert under a sky so thick with stars you can’t differentiate between constellations.

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