The lure of the area is its wild and untamed quality, which gives visitors a peek into a different side of Namibia. Perennial rivers and expansive floodplains, lush tropical vegetation, an abundance of wildlife provide for a complete change of scenery from the rest of the Namibian landscape.
The oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert, with its towering sand dunes are one of the highlights of any visit to Namibia. Nowhere else in the country defines Namibia so much as the gigantic sand dunes surrounding the Deadvlei, the vast open plains and the colours from the red desert sand, the yellow of the dry grasslands, the dark green and brown of the acacia trees and the deep blue of the sky overhead.
The country’s most spectacular geological phenomenon and the highlight of Namibia’s “Deep South” is the Fish River Canyon. The famous ravine lies in the lower reaches of Namibia’s longest river, the Fish. It took millions of years to evolve to its present shape – a massive 161 km long, up to 27 km wide and up to 550 m deep.