Namibia’s landscapes are at once otherworldly and also exaggerated samples of the familiar. The reddish sand dunes certainly would not look out of place on Mars, and the Etosha Salt Pan has a curious, lunar-like luminosity and surface. Moving from one place to the next, each day of discovery brings yet more natural wonders, many of them unexpected, all of them visually striking.
Camps such as Serra Cafema and Hoanib Skeleton Camp are crafted to softly envelop you in the midst of Namibia’s most extraordinary landscapes. Access is usually only by light aircraft, putting you in country’s geography into perspective, orienting yourself with the coastline, the peaks and the desert oases. Once on the ground, everywhere you stand within the camp, from your tent to the terrace, the lodge to the watering hole, will be blessed with the kind of epic vistas which would inspire even the most uncreative of souls to dedicate themselves to art.
When darkness falls, another side of Namibia is revealed: its uninhibited view of the stars. With no light pollution and scarcely any clouds, every single speck of the cosmos is brilliant white, standing proud against the inky blackness.