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How wide do you like your horizons? And how open do you like the road ahead?... Namibia is a landscape of striking contrasts: dramatic coastlines; shifting deserts; majestic canyons; lush, river-fed plains; rugged mountains; and adrenalin-busting ocean waters. But for all its awe-inspiring natural splendour, Namibia also conveys a compelling human tale: the extant Himba and San tribespeople offer insight to their noble, ancient wisdom; the plentiful shipwrecks which frame the Skeleton Coast speak of lives lost to risk and adventure in bygone days; whilst the uncomfortable history of colonial settlement and oppression is told through the architecture and museums of the towns and cities. In spite of the apparent desolation of some of its landscapes, wildlife has evolved to survive the harsh, arid climate, with desert-adapted elephant, lion and black rhino inspiring highlights to observe. Often described as ‘other-worldly’, Namibia is a place for adventure; a place to relish the freedom of the wind in your hair, the sun on your back; and to embrace the journey…

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"Little did we know that what we Namibians take for granted is now craved more than ever by the world traveler.  With its seemingly endless horizons, this sparsely populated country is the place to get lost in a wilderness bubble.  It’s here that you appreciate the little things among the vast vistas and astound that life (human, flora and fauna) not only survives but thrives in this harsh but beautiful and complex country.  A repeat traveler once said that Namibia is good for his soul, and we couldn’t agree more.”

Birgit Morhmann, Ultimate Safaris

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