3 Videos of Namibia That’ll Have You Packing Your Bags Now
For the independent traveler – a self-drive safari. For the photography enthusiast – a photographic safari. And for the adrenaline junkie – a surfing safari.
A Self-drive Safari
A time-lapse video of Namibia: Take a two week self-drive safari in two minutes
Hold onto your seat as time-lapse photographer and adventure film maker, Rufus Blackwell takes you on his two-week long self-drive safari through Namibia (courtesy of Safari Drive) in a two minute highlights reel capturing the vastness of the landscape and the spirit of adventure exuded by this sparsely populated country.
Travelling from the dry river beds of Damaraland to the oldest desert in the world, through petrified forests to extinct volcanoes. Camping out under vast starry skies and driving through the pristine wilderness. Around every corner is a new surprise from desert elephants to the foggy wilds of the Skeleton coast. To drive yourself is to have the independence to truly explore this incredible country.
A Photographic Safari
Find out why Namibia is regarded as one of the most photographic countries in the world
An awe-inspiring look into the photographic safaris offered by Iconic Images and their founder, Denis Glennon. Join him on a journey of discovery – of new places, new people and new aspects of photography. From the eery, abandoned ghost town of Kolmanskop, to the tall dunes of Sossusvlei and the unique Himba people – truly iconic images of Namibia.
Namibia is a country of surreal raw beauty, pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife. Namibia’s optimum light, spectacular landscapes and intriguing diversity of animals and people makes it a photographer’s dream.
A Surfing Safari
Every surfer’s dream – a wave that never ends found just of the coast of Africa
Just off the Skeleton Coast of Namibia there lies a wave – a fast, powerful, endless, sand-sucking tube. Made popular by Surfing magazine’s 2007 Google Earth Challenge, it is now part of the pro-surfer travel circuit. Difficult to get to, even more difficult to surf. But undoubtedly a life-changing experience for those brave enough to take it on.
Each and every shot I saw from this place drove me crazy. Lost in the desert. The wave rolls directly from the roaring forties. Sharks, seals, permits : A real challenge to get there, and to score. You need a specific forecast, and sometimes it won’t happen. I was dreaming of that wave every day.
Ready to start packing?
Namibia really is a special place – so if these videos inspired you to start planning your trip there we have just the thing for you – our Free Namibia Travel Guide. Packed with more than 100 pages of amazing photography to inspire your trip and loads of useful tips.