Namibia may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of an African safari, yet this hauntingly beautiful country offers a unique experience for both adventure seekers and those in search of culture, wildlife and luxury.

Classic safari game viewing is concentrated in the Etosha National Park in the north, yet the vast Namib Desert, dominated by huge sand dunes, also harbours a surprising range of desert life. The eerie Skeleton Coast also harbours abundant Cape seal fur colonies, while the northern wetlands of the Caprivi Strip are home to many rare species and a bewildering array of bird life.