Climb the world’s largest sand dunes. Visit the wrecks of ships along the Skeleton Coast, or the wrecks of gold rush towns at Kolmanskop.

Claimed until 1990 by South Africa in defiance of international consensus, the country is one of the only German-speaking nations on the continent. Namibia has opened up to eco-tourism in a big way since independence, as a destination on its own, or as part of a longer Southern Africa circuit for more adventurous travelers.

Matadorians who have been to Namibia offer advice on learning to sandboard, hitchike and make the most of the alien scenery in their writing below.

Namibia Articles

25 photos from Namibia we can’t stop looking at

by Jorge Henao

30 signs you’re living through January in Windhoek

by Martha Mukaiwa

15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in

by Alex Scola

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen

How to get started sandboarding

by Harriet Potter

The incredible things you’ll see on a road trip through Namibia [pics]

by Scott Sporleder

40 signs you were born and raised in Namibia

by Martha Mukaiwa

This rich guy spent $350,000 to kill an endangered rhino

by Matt Hershberger

The limits of being black in Namibia

by Martha Mukaiwa

Meet the community that lives alongside dangerous lions, and is committed to protecting them

by Jenny Nichols

51 things to do in 51 African countries

by Bernard Pollack

Namibian Dreams: A video diary from 2 weeks in the southern African desert

by Scott Sporleder

31 surreal images of Dead Vlei, Namibia’s picture-perfect desert

by Scott Sporleder

Carey Knowlton, black rhinos, and the questionable practice of shooting animals to ‘save’ them [vote]

by Claire Litton-Cohn

Before light pollution the night sky above you looked like this

by Dikson

47°C: Life in the Kalahari [pics]

by Anton Crone

27 of the deepest canyons you can explore [PICs]

by Morgan deBoer

28 freaky ghost towns you can visit [pics]

by Josh Heller
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