Namibia

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

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

by Alex Scola
8

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen
15

How to get started sandboarding

by Harriet Potter
1

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
12

51 things to do in 51 African countries

by Bernard Pollack
2

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

by Scott Sporleder
2

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

by Scott Sporleder
7

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

by Scott Sporleder
2

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
1

47°C: Life in the Kalahari [pics]

by Anton Crone
36

27 of the deepest canyons you can explore [PICs]

by Morgan deBoer
52

28 freaky ghost towns you can visit [pics]

by Josh Heller
11

15 shipwrecks visible from land

by Sarah Park
2

Climb the granite peaks of Namibia

by eric warren
6

25 best places in the world to photograph

by Sarah Park
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