Namibia is a melting pot for adventure lovers and thrill seekers. It boasts of expansive spaces, azure skies and dramatic landscapes with magnificent features that not even one falls short of spectacular. From vast desert landscapes to the mysterious Skeleton Coast to the game rich Etosha National Park, Namibia does not fall short in adventurous destinations.
So vast is the Namib Desert that the country’s name is derived from it. It is reputed as the world’s oldest desert with golden sand seas spreading over hundreds of kilometers in all directions. It has the highest red sandy dunes in the world where one can enjoy sand surfing adventures and take photographs of the stunning dunes. The desert is also a melting pot of history and culture as ancient rock art is found here. It is also mind blowing as it is the only desert in Africa which is inhabited by elephant, rhino, giraffe and lion which have adapted to the harsh desert climate.
The Etosha National Park is dominated by immense salt pans edged by water holes offering an adventurous game viewing experience, perfect for a luxury Namibia safari. The Fish River Canyon is a trekker’s paradise dotted with hot spring and demanding for any tested and tried trekker.
The landlocked Botswana is a prime destination for adventure. It is a land that boasts of vast tablelands, verdant grasslands, arid salt pans and the harsh Kalahari Desert. For its lack of a coastline, the nature has awarded Botswana with the world’s largest inland delta which is the mighty Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is not only massive but provides numerous waterways and canals which act as a refreshment zone for wild animals. Make sure you have a good adventure travel insurance policy in the event of any mishaps…
During the driest months, the Okavango Delta attracts different species of animals, from the ‘Big Five’ to the ‘Small Five’ and bird species. It is a prime location to experience a remarkable safari adventure either through a private luxury tour or a self drive. You can also enjoy a mokoro ride on these waters and get in touch with the rich wildlife of this region. If you are staying in a private park, you are allowed adventurous tours after dusk.
South Africa is refered to as the Rainbow Nation; it is a country hosting different cultures, rural traditions and a place where an African adventure is packed in one gorgeous package. It is a destination that practically bowls its visitors with its abundance of natural splendor, cosmopolitan flairs, exotic wildlife and the vineyards of Stellenbosch.
The landscape of South Africa is pleasantly diverse with embracing everything from Acacia or mopanie bush savannah to towering mountains and the most dramatic coastline in Africa. An adventure tour may take you to the famed Kruger National Park where you can enjoy exclusive game viewing on a self drive South Africa safari, a scenic drive along the Garden Route reputed to be the most wholesome coastal drives on the planet or thrilling shark diving experience along the magnificent coast of South Africa.