Your Next Great Adventure: A Namibian Safari

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Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namib Desert, Namibia
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.

Namibia: A Photo Tour of the Hidden Gem of Africa

Published: 24 Mar 2012 | Last Updated: 23 Mar 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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