Dec 16, 2014
EXPLORE, Inc. recently contributed to an absolutely gorgeous feature on Namibia in the Condé Nast Traveler’s December 2014 issue.
As next door neighbor to Botswana and South Africa, two of Africa’s most popular countries to visit, Namibia is an exciting destination that has something very different to offer travelers: a remote safari experience where bright red sand dunes meet the clear blue sea of the Atlantic. According to Condé Nast editor-at-large Maria Shollenbarger, “It is one of the few places on the planet where near-total isolation manifests with such exquisite beauty.”
Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is a hauntingly beautiful desert landscape without the crowds. Consider a flying safari above 6,500 square miles of the pristine Skeleton Coast National Park, exquisitely simple camps and viewing plenty of game: elephant, giraffe, oryx, ostrich, cheetah and the unique desert-adapted lions. For a truly off-the-beaten path safari adventure, include Namibia in your next itinerary.
WHERE TO HANG YOUR SAFARI HAT ONCE YOU GET THERE?
Endless stunning coastlines, shipwreck remains and desert elephants – we’re talking the mystical Skeleton Coast, Namibia. And it will blow your mind. How do you get to this rugged desert utopia? Where do you stay once you do? That’s where EXPLORE comes in and having just been named Namibia’s travel expert on Wendy Perrin’s WOW List, owner Cherri Briggs is the go to for all things Namibia. First, the best digs. Wilderness Safaris’ newly opened Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is scenically located in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld offering other-worldly views from every angle.
Exclusivity is taken a step further as camp is only accessible by light aircraft and the camp itself consists of only seven twin-bedded tents and one family unit, each comprising stylish en-suite bedrooms with shaded outdoors decks. Flanked to the east and west by rugged hills, the camp looks out over stunning, starkly beautiful scenery and offers guests all the luxuries and amenities for an unforgettable stay.
- Explore the Hoanib Riverbed and seek out desert-adapted elephant, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok.
- Fly over the bleached whale skeletons and rusted shipwrecks along the desolate Skeleton Coast in a vintage Chinese fighter plane. There’s no better way to take in Namibia’s phenomenal landscape than from the sky, and this plane allows you to fly low enough to touch the mists rolling in above the Namib Desert and to sweep over herds of desert elephants and rhino.
- Enjoy lunch looking out over Hoanib’s spectacular moon-like landscape.
Experience desert bliss on this extraordinary adventure which will leave you wondering if you’ve left planet Earth for a spell.