Namibia is pure magic. As the 2nd least densely populated country on Earth (the 1st is Mongolia), wilderness is the defining character of this southern African nation. These 10 photos of Namibia highlight this country’s stunning landscapes and unique character. Bordered on the west by the frigid Benguela Current, Africa’s iconic arid savannas taper off into a tapestry of ancient desert, monumental dune systems, bizarre geologic formations, and a fog-inundated coastline harboring some of the most impressive ocean wildlife spectacles on Earth. Pack your travel bags, we’re headed to Africa and you might not want to come back!
Sunset on the Auas Mountains
Dune Climbing at Sossusvlei
The Camel Thorn Tree ‘Graveyard’ at Deadvlei
Life Adapts and Thrives in the Desert
Flamingos at Walvis Bay
Shipwrecks of the Skeleton Coast
Ocean Abundance at Cape Cross Seal Reserve
African Wildlife at Etosha National Park
Time to Visit Namibia
Seen enough? Namibia is not only stunningly beautiful, but it’s also very safe and affordable on a budget. If you get a chance to visit, do it. This is one of the true gems of Africa.
Header Photo (top of page): 30 million year old sand dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, Namib-Naukluft National Park.
Both Photos – Arlo Hemphill, The Green Gatsby