Photo Highlights of Namibia

Posted on November 28, 2011 by

Over the last week, I’ve been exploring the deserts, canyons and mountains of Namibia while overlanding in Southern Africa with G Adventures. The landscapes have been nothing short of impressive, as we feasted on starkly diverse scenery each day.

Starting out our overland journey from Cape Town, we drove far north past the Orange River to get into Namibia. From there, we ventured up to Fish River Canyon, the world’s second largest canyon (next to Grand Canyon) where we drank in outrageous views (and wine) under the sunset. Entering the Sossusvlei National Park, we climbed up Dune 45 at 5am to catch the sun rising as it showered the desert in a blanket of gold. Now we’ve found our way to Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia – recharging ourselves before embarking on the next series of exploring the wilderness. We’re off to Etosha National Park after this for some game viewing, can’t wait to see some lions in action!

Here are some quick photos of my journey in Namibia, I’ll be sure to share more stories over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

At the base of Dune 45 in Sossusvlei National Park

Climbing up Dune 45

The surreal landscapes of the Dead Vlei


The world’s second largest canyon – the Fish River Canyon

Mountain zebras in the wild – only found here in Namibia


Eagle owl in the wild

Camping in Sesriem

Enjoying sundowners at sunset by the Fish River Canyon

This experience is made possible by G Adventures as a part of their Wanderers In Residence program. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. Read more about my travels in Southern Africa here or follow me on Twitter with the #gadv and #WJAfrica hashtags.

About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is a professional travel writer and blogger with a special interest in off-grid destinations and adventure travel. Her mission is to visit every country in the world. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Iceland, swam with sealions in the Galapagos, built a school in Tanzania, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, crossed into North Korea and drank beer in Palestine.

8 Responses to “Photo Highlights of Namibia”

  1. David @ MalaysiaAsia November 28, 2011 11:26 pm #

    Heya Nell! Pictures are looking fine! Glad to know you're having a great time in South Africa too. :)

  2. Audrey November 29, 2011 12:50 am #

    Beautiful photos! Now you've got me itching to get back to Africa! Maybe next year… Glad you're having such a great time on the overland trip!

  3. Emily in Chile December 3, 2011 11:31 pm #

    What an incredible landscape!

  4. Green Global Travel December 4, 2011 11:01 pm #

    Great shots! Namibia continues to climb higher on our list of must-see places.

  5. Traveling Ted December 5, 2011 3:39 am #

    Great pic of the owl. Never knew there was such a thing as mountain zebras.

  6. The World Wanderer December 13, 2011 8:59 am #

    Wow! Absolutely beautiful! I plan on traveling to Namibia this summer, and these pictures just solidified that decision!

  7. Namibia Safari July 30, 2012 9:50 pm #

    Those are some great highlights from Namibia. The photo opportunities are endless and the wildlife experience is also spectacular.


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