Namibia lies in the south-west of Africa between the Orange River in the south and the Kunene River in the north. From the seemingly endless sand dunes of the Namib Desert to the tropical wetlands of the Caprivi Strip, Namibia is a country of epic landscapes, bountiful wildlife and few people. Its greatest assets are the rugged Namib and Kalahari deserts, which support a surprising diversity of fauna including rare black rhinos, cheetahs, elephants, springbok and vast flocks of ostriches.
Namibia is a paradise for photographers, a land of contrasts and clear colors. Those who are looking for peace and stillness and enjoy mesmerizing landscapes and wide desert expanse, are going to fall in love with Namibia, one of the least populated countries in the world. The country is Africa at its best, with friendly, natural people, with endless savannah and bush land and an amazingly diverse animal world, protected in the vast Etosha National Park and in many other game reserves.
Namibia can be a harsh and unforgiving land, and nowhere is this more evident than along the Skeleton Coast. A windswept wasteland of dark green scrub and calcified sand dunes, it is littered with the rusting carcasses of ships washed ashore by the merciless Atlantic Ocean.
It’s not all hostile; the area is also home to the colorful Himba people whose love of elaborate hairdos and jewelry have made them one of the most photographed tribes in the world. Their home overlaps another of Namibia’s natural marvels, Etosha National Park, which boasts an abundance of wildlife: everything from the tiny Cape sparrow to the magnificent African elephant can be found here.