Conservation is a cornerstone of a Namibian safari. Namibia was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution, and the government has reinforced this by giving its communities the opportunity and rights to manage their wildlife through communal conservancies and many of the best safari destinations are on these lands.
For such an arid country, Namibia has one of the greatest wildlife populations in the world, many of which are a desert adapted version of the Big Five. The desert-dwelling elephant can be found in only two countries in the world, including Namibia. Namibia boasts the largest free-roaming population of black rhinos and cheetahs in the world and is the only country with an expanding population of free-roaming lions. With its diversity of animals and immense white salt pans, Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s great national parks.
The vast, endless, and dramatic landscape defines Namibia. Unmatched anywhere else, you must experience it yourself to truly appreciate it. From the red rock mountains of Damarland to the white sand dunes of the Skeleton Coast to the red dunes in Sossusvlei, Namibia offers something for every traveler.
Namibia is also one of the top three destinations for stargazing in the world. Designated an International Dark Sky area, the Namib Rand Nature Reserve is a spectacular place to view of the milky way and southern constellations.