The Changing Landscapes of Namibia
Best Namibia Safaris

As one of the least populated places on Earth, Namibia is, for the most part, a vastly untouched landscape of fascinating sights and features. Those travelling here are in for a real adventure, one that they will hold dearly in the memories for the rest of their lives. To see the Namibian landscapes in all of their glory, one of the best and most laidback ways, is on a Namibia tour. At Namibia Safaris we have some of the best arranged guided and unguided tours, designed to take our guests to some of the most incredible places. One of the key points of our tours, is making sure that our clients get a good view of the almost otherworldly landscapes.

Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer or not, when you come to Namibia, we advise you to bring along a good camera so that you can capture all of the ever changing landscapes.

Fish River Canyon and Spitzkoppe

Starting in the South, as some tours do, the Fish River Canyon and the Spitzkoppe area are two parts of Namibia that are well worth the visit, thanks to their awe inspiring landscapes. The Fish River Canyon is one of the oldest and the second biggest canyon on the planet. Although a rather barren place, it is indescribably beautiful and offers sights that you would not believe.

The other fascinating landscape is the boulders of Spitzkoppe which have the nickname of “the Matterhorn of Namibia”. These boulders are, like the Fish River Canyon, found along the edges of the Namib Desert.


The desert sands never stay in the same place for very long and those who have spent enough time in the Sossusvlei know this from first hand experience. The most iconic feature of the Sossusvlei is its sand dunes. These rolling dunes are featured in countless photographs captured by intrepid travellers.

The sand dunes surround another popular feature, which is the Sossusvlei pan, with its white salts and black, dead trees.

The dunes of the Sossusvlei are the highest in the world and they seem to always be changing colour. Throughout the day, as the sunlight hits the dunes at different angles, the colour of the sands glimmer and change. You can hike up these dunes, and get a unique view from the top. Doing this in the morning or late afternoon is best.

The most popular dune in the Sossusvlei is called Dune 7 but is best known by its nickname of Big Daddy. It stands at over 300m and can take quite a bit of effort to scale. When you get to the top, and you sit and bask in the gorgeous sunlight, you will get a real feel for just how remote this part of the world actually is!

The Namib

Most of Namibia is covered by the Namib Desert and it is a unique landscape all on its own. It is an arid and unforgiving place, and yet, in the north east it has all sorts of wildlife that have become adapted to life in the desert. And, in Etosha National Park, you can embark on an authentic African safari.