Despite Namibia’s relentless heat, the country is home to 80 species of large mammals, 650 varieties of birds and 4,000 types of plants. This stunning array of wildlife set against such a barren and dramatic landscape make Namibia a fascinating location for marine exploration and a desert safari.
See Cape fur seal colonies along the Skeleton Coast. Spend a morning exploring old shipwrecks around Walvis Bay Harbour for a chance to spot pelicans, dolphins, and seals. Whale and turtle sightings are also possible in season. Explore the Kuiseb River Delta and the wetlands just north of Sandwich Harbour, where the famed pink flamingos like to flock.
Head to the starkly beautiful Palmwag Concession, on the border of the legendary Skeleton Coast National Park, where a surprising amount of wildlife make their home, including the desert-adapted elephant, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, oryx, giraffe, and springbok.
Perhaps the highlight in Namibia is tracking Africa’s unique and endangered black rhino. The stunning Desert Rhino Camp is your base for game drives and walks. Besides the majestic rhino, it is also possible to catch sightings of cheetah, leopard and spotted hyaena.
– The Tully Team