Northern Region

Northern Namibia is the wild heart of the country. It is here that people come from all over the world to experience the surreal landscapes and incredible wildlife that calls this region home. The Skeleton Coast National Park runs along the Atlantic, and the bones of ships that strayed too close make it obvious how it got its name. Dense fogs shroud the desert, and can travel far inland – giving these sands unique access to moisture like no other desert. Unique desert plants litter the landscape, which is patrolled by prides of desert-adapted lions and sneaky black-blacked jackals.

Further inland the world-renowned Etosha National Park offers visitors the most incredible wildlife experiences to be found in the country. Lions, leopards, elephants, rhino and hundreds of other creatures all share the waterholes and offer some of the best African wildlife sightings on the continent. Deep valleys, ochre coloured mountains, petrified forests and old riverbeds where desert elephants roam in search of food and water are all characteristic of Damaraland, found between Etosha and the Skeleton Coast. Kaokoland is found on the border of Angola, where the Cunene River draws the divide – waterfalls, rivers, palm trees, mountains and the local Himba tribe make this place a unique and unbelievable experience for its few hardy visitors.