Namibia is a desert country of stark beauty,
with one of the world’s wildest coastlines. Namibia may be sparsely populated, but it has a wide variety of proud, and culturally diverse, tribes. It’s a country rich in diamonds, wilderness and wildlife. Namibia lies in Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa.
Namibia has a desert climate — it is hot, dry, and rainfall is very sparse and erratic. The coolest temperatures are found along the coast. The hottest months are December to March. Rainfall (if there is any) usually falls between October – April. The best time to travel in Namibia is from May to October when the weather is a little cooler.
Etosha is Namibia’s top wildlife destination, home to Africa’s tallest elephants, the endangered black rhino, and 91 other species of mammal. Etosha is especially popular with photographers in the dry season who flock to the waterholes (along with the wildlife).
Fish River Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world, thought to have formed about 500 million years ago. You can hike the canyon, but only during the cooler months between May and September. The hike takes 5 days, and there are no hotels along the way.