·· Namib Desert Safari:
THE most ancient desert in the world - the Namib - occupies a huge swathe of Namibia and is a place of haunting beauty and grandeur. Stretching inland from the Atlantic ocean, the Namib Desert is place of constant change as shifting sands alter shape and colour, presenting a dazzling visual feast and outstanding photographic possibilities.
To crown the experience, travelers can stay in a world class safari lodge overlooking sweeping panoramas deep within the Namib desert.
This region of Namibia should definitely be on the itinerary of any traveler looking for a unique safari experience. The Namib can be reached by light aircraft or as a self-drive safari, though only with a good 4x4 vehicle. There are excellent flying safari tours visiting the Namib, Skeleton Coast and Etosha.
Around Sossusvlei and Sesriem are a variety of desert lodges and camps, from where one can enjoy the Namib from a hot air balloon. In some parts, there are also opportunities to explore on foot, quad bikes, camels or sandboards.
The Namib desert is easily reached from either Windhoek or Swakopmund. There is a wide diversity of landscape - from open grasslands and plains to rocky mountains and the highest sand dunes in the world. Surprisingly, the Namib also has a variety of desert-adapted creatures - from the noble Oryx antelope to intriguing sidewinder adders, ferocious antlions, lazy lizards, birdlife and and unique beetles like the Tok-tokkie.
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