The Fish River Canyon

Renowned as the world’s 2nd largest and Africa’s largest canyon, it is only exceeded in size and depth by the Grand Canyon. As one of the major geological attractions in Namibia, it features a gigantic ravine that measures about 160km in length, up to 27km wide and in places almost 550m deep.

At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon, Ai-Ais provides an oasis in the desolate rocky wastes. Guided and unguided walks into the canyon are possible, however it is strictly forbidden to climb into the canyon as a day visitor

Deadvlei, Sossusvlei

Close to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei is a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white pan floor, formed when the Tsauchab River flooded and the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow. Deadvlei has been claimed to be surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, the highest reaching 300–400 meters, named “Big Daddy”.

Etosha Pan

The Etosha Pan is a vast expanse of shimmering green and white that covers nearly a quarter of Etosha National Park. 130 km long and up to 50km wide in places, it is the largest salt pan in Africa, visible even from space. The pan was originally a lake, but over time the rivers that once fed the lake to changed course to flow into the Atlantic Ocean.

Caprivi Strip

The Caprivi Strip is a strip of land that makes up the north-east region of Namibia. This area shares its borders with Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Angola, is surrounded by the perennial Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti and Zambezi rivers, and is home to Bwabwata, Nkasa Rupara, Mudumu and Mahango National Parks.