Best for: Desert excursions
Home to some of the world’s highest sand dunes, Namibia is one of the least populated countries in the world, offering an eye-opening escape for travellers in utmost privacy (rumour has it that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were to spend their honeymoon here).
A trip to Namibia wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Sossusvlei, a staggering desert landscape characterised by contrasting orange sand dunes, white salt pans and deep blue sky.
The ever-changing shapes and colours of the desert will leave you speechless as you climb up Dune 45, an 85-metre high sand dune that reflects magnificant hues at sunrise. If you ever wondered where Namibia’s iconic scenery—the black dead camel thorn trees against a backdrop of fine white pans and soaring red dunes—is photographed, make your way to Deadvlei, where the otherworldly sight in the Namib Desert can be found.