Winged Safaris Amid Generally Desert Sand

The afternoons are by far the best time of day in Namibia. Sipping a cool drink as the sun sits low in the African sky, bleeding the harsh desert hues into soft pastels. As the still, evening air cools from the heat of the day, the sky becomes awash with an infinite spray of stars. Perhaps not as well known as some of its African neighbors, Namibia is a gem for those in search of wildlife and since the dawn of time the local people, plants and animals have come a long way, adapting in remarkable and unique ways to their, often, harsh surroundings.

The unique culture, breathtaking landscapes and exquisite silences of Namibia provide a welcome change from the frantic pace of modern life. Large parts of the country are so remote and untouched, you’ll often feel like you’re the first person to discover these magical places and you’ll never be lacking room to look around at your own pace.Gliding masaimara safari experience across a sheer blue, cloudless sky over the crisscross jigsaw of the cracked desert floor a safari offers unparalleled access to this parched and desolate land that belies the rich array of flora and fauna that calls it home.

Back on very dry land in the heart of, one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa, tracking the rare desert dwelling elephant, black rhino and giraffe will take you exploring the rugged landscape amid stunning mountain scenery. Silent, huge and for the most part empty, is truly the back of beyond. Along northern border the perennially flowing waters of the River run past richly colored rock walls in the shade of wild fig trees, baobabs and waving palms. A touch of white water rafting and canoeing offers some welcome respite from the harsh desert climes, and may bestow a glimpse of some of Namibia’s impressive , as an African fish eagle and a tiny Malachite Kingfisher hunt along the banks side by side.

A short, comfortable flight west will soon have you skimming low over the desolate, unworldly sands of the Skeleton Coast, dotted with a maritime graveyard of landlocked carcasses of ships whose surviving sailors came ashore to die in the pitiless wastes of the Desert. Eerily cold sea breezes blow across hot desert sands that are often shrouded by fog.