Truly becoming the most popular destination in Africa, with a huge following of people wanting a country with little to no crime, huge tracts of land dedicated to national parks, incredible beauty both in its cultures, its renowned desert scenery, and some iconic landscapes.
Namibia has the following major highlights to offer – the highest sand dunes in the world, known as Sossusvlei, located arguably in the oldest desert in the world, and the largest canyon on the African continent, Fish River Canyon. The third largest national park in the Southern African region, other than Kruger and Kgalagadi.
So with all these iconic attractions, one important item to keep in mind is that it's a large country, which requires lots of driving between the major highlights.
Worthwhile stops in the coastal town of Swakopmund, the Skeleton Coast, or inland via Damaraland and the Red Kalahari, or even the little-known areas of Caprivi strip, Waterberg and Erongo Mountains. If your budget allows, why not do a fly-in safari between perhaps 3 or 4 major points, and save an incredible amount of time, and allow you much time.
The most noteworthy 4 to 5-star lodges we would recommend are Onguma Lodges, Erindi, and Epako Lodges. As well as Wolwedans in the Namidrand reserve near the Sossusvlei dunes, or the enigmatic Kulula and Little Kulula Lodges, as well as the lovely products in Swakopmund aptly named The Delight and Hotel Zum Kaiser. In Windhoek, the capital city, we would recommend Hotel Thule, Olive Exclusive and The Hilton.