Your Next Great Adventure: A Namibian Safari
|Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of the Namib Desert, Namibia (Lacy Morris)|
Intro to the Country
The African country of Namibia is the kind you’ll have to spell when you call your credit card company to let them know you’re traveling there. It’s relatively unheard of—but that’s the beauty of it. There’s Botswana and Zimbabwe, the more famous of the safari countries, to the east. To the north, it’s Angola, a country on the outs of a 40-year civil war. And to the south is South Africa, with cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. Due in part to its infancy as an African country (independence came in March 1990), Namibia has only recently established itself as a destination worthy of a 20-some-hour plane ride. But now Namibia is carefully jockeying for a position in the winner’s circle, with more than enough landscape cred to back it up.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication