A Namibian Safari - From The Namib Desert, Its Salt Pans and The Etosha National Park with Its Big Five
Namibia is a country of striking natural beauty. Famed for its deserts, this slice of south west Africa also has a wild side, including a dramatic flank of Atlantic Ocean, spectacular spiky massifs and Africa's largest salt pan.
Among the auburn sand is a good place to start. The Namib Desert, with its mountains of ever-shifting amber, acts as an impressive entrance before you reach the imposing Sossusvlei sand dunes in the south of the park. Up to 300 metres in height, these red clay dunes really come to life when the setting sun begins to change their colour.
There is more to uncover beneath the sand too including the ghost town of Kolmanskop, which was once a diamond-rich mining settlement, but has now been given over to the sands of time. Visitors can tour the abandoned houses, deserted skittle-alleys and desolate ballrooms.
Many of Africa's large mammals, elephants, giraffes and black rhinos, reside in the dry river beds of the Namib Desert, but those wishing to see the 'Big Five' should head to Namibia's greatest eco-region, the Etosha National Park.
Known as the 'Great White Place', Etosha was once a large inland lake that has long since evaporated and is now an immense, silver pan of salt-encrusted sand. Large enough to see from space, those wishing to get a little closer should take a self-drive safari and witness the 'Big Five' close up at the park's southern waterholes. It's as striking as a safari gets.
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