Monday, 16 January 2012 9:10 AM
Namibia is a great place to visit if you're looking for somewhere to have an African safari with a difference. Not only will a trip here give you the opportunity to get close to wildlife, but it will also allow you to see some of the most spectacular sights on the continent.
The nation's landscape varies depending on where you travel within Namibia, and you can expect to see some amazing scenery during your adventure, from mountainous sand dunes to arid deserts.
One of the most breathtaking locations in the south-west African country has to be the Skeleton Coast. This area of the nation's shoreline is so-called due to the harsh conditions found here, which have resulted in several shipwrecks and beached whales over the years.
A trip to the Skeleton Coast will give you the opportunity to see bleached whale and seal bones, as well as remains of old ships that have been left on the sand for hundreds of years.
The Skeleton Coast National Park is also home to other breathtaking sights, including colossal sand dunes, dry canyons and huge mountains.
While this dry land may look unforgivable to live in, there is a wide variety of different species that survive. You could get the chance to come up close to big cats - including lions and cheetahs - and desert elephants, as well as rhinos.
Due to the fact the land has been left unspoiled, many creatures choose to live here as they can roam throughout the 16,000 sq km. Over time, they have learnt to adapt to the hot, dry weather in order to survive.
If you choose to spend your Namibia vacation staying in the Skeleton Coast National Park, you'll have the chance to get close to giraffes, oryxes and wild dogs, as the creatures wander freely throughout the region.
Hop in a game drive and your tour leaders will be able to spot the animals at a great distance and improve your chance of coming face-to-face with the majestic creatures.
In addition to being able to enjoy authentic safaris, you could make the most of your trip to Namibia by visiting some of the tribal villages in the national park. Take a trip to the Himba villages, where you can see how people have lived in the area for centuries, sleeping in cone-shaped mud huts and away from any modern facilities. You'll be able to learn more about their lifestyle, as well as their traditions, which they have kept going for hundreds of years.
Staying in an authentic safari camp and visiting the Himba tribe will definitely make you feel a million miles away from home and give you a chance to experience the wilderness.
For an opportunity to really appreciate the vast expanse of empty land and the changing scenery in the area, you may be interested in taking a flying safari. This will allow you to skim over the top of golden dunes, look at the stretch of dry, cracked land and take photographs of the impressive canyons below.
By choosing to get back to nature and really immerse yourself in Namibia's Skeleton Coast, you'll be able to return from your holiday having seen some of the most spectacular sights you have encountered in your lifetime.
So, why not make the most of Namibia tourism offers and book your trip today?