Etosha National Park
The 20,000 sq km Etosha National Park is one of the world’s greatest wildlife-viewing spots. For a few days each year, this immense, flat, saline desert is converted by the rains into a shallow lagoon teeming with flamingos and white pelicans. However, it’s the surrounding bush and grasslands that provide habitat for Etosha’s diverse wildlife.
It may look barren, but the landscape surrounding the pan is home to 114 mammal species as well as 340 bird species, 16 reptiles and amphibians, one fish species and countless insects.
Fish River Canyon
The Fish River Canyon is the second largest largest canyon in the world, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia.
It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 160km long, up to 27km wide and in places almost 550 metres deep.
Sossusvlei is a huge ephemeral pan set amid towering red dunes that reach up to 325m. The dunes are part of the 32,000 sq km sand sea covering much of western Namibia, and belong to one of the oldest and driest ecosystems on earth.
The landscape here is constantly changing as colours shift with the light and wind alters the dune shapes.