Namibia is one of the most photogenic countries in Africa – sensational colours abound, complemented by a sublime quality of light, clear blue skies and immense wild spaces. This is a country where you can drive for a full day without seeing another soul. Literally.
While there are plenty of opportunities to see wildlife here, from the desert adapted elephant of the Skeleton Coast, to the big cats of Etosha, this is only a small part of the reason to visit.
To see Namibia properly, you need to gain perspective. Like looking at a painting, it’s best viewed at leisure. This can be done either by taking to the skies to see the stunning desert landscapes from above, or travelling overland through them over a period of days. If you want to leave Namibia with some sense of the scale and extent of its beauty, plan to do one of these things for at least part of your safari.
Despite the noticeable lack of people in the majority of the country, there is frequent evidence of human attempts to tame this harsh landscape. On the wild coasts, shipwrecks and seals mingle. In the diamond fields of the Namib, quirky little towns are slowly reclaimed by the sand. Most strikingly, the Bushmen have left their mark in rock etchings and still live nomadically, with few possessions, on the edge of the Kalahari.
There are many experiences in Namibia that you'll carry with you forever including the Skeleton Coast flying safari. Travel to Namibia with an open mind. Expect the unexpected.