Namibia is an explorer’s playground, a paradise for hikers and thrill seekers. Rugged, remote, and little visited, a galaxy of wildernesses are waiting to be discovered. Roads end where adventure begins, an enveloping expanse of rust coloured dunes where fans of Indiana Jones will thrive.
Scenic Damaraland should be classed as Namibia’s adventure centre; it’s a land of prehistoric water courses, deep gorges and massive granite kopjes. The Brandenberg - Namibia’s highest mountain - is here, and so too are desert adapted elephant, ancient rock paintings, and a petrified forest that dinosaurs may have once called home. Explore Damaraland on foot, hiking along the mountain trails with a Damara guide.
The desert sands offer an altogether different array of activities, including quad biking and dune boarding, both of which appeal to those with excess energy to expend. Slightly more sedate, you’ll gain an elevated view of the landscape from the back of a horse and can take early morning flights by hot air balloon or light aircraft. Adventures needn’t end when darkness falls: in the TokTokkie Trails concession you can hike by day and then camp out beneath a blinking disco of stars.