Namibia Photoblog: Incredible Things to do when you Visit Namibia

Namibia photography that will make you want to visit Namibia

Incredible Things to do when you Visit Namibia

The epic beauty of Namibia is something that has to be seen with your own eyes and it is almost impossible to describe the some of the incredible things to do in Namibia or to take a photo that represents what is in front of us. You must visit Namibia to experience the magic!

But I will do my best to give the opportunity for you to visit Namibia and to explore the top things to do in Namibia through these amazing photos I took during my 11-days road trip in Namibia.

Namibia is a country with epic beauty and has some of the planet’s most astonishing landscapes, making the photos you see in books or on the internet inspire you to want to jump on the first plane and travel to see and explore Namibia for yourself!

Namibia is not a trip, it is an experience!

Namibia is certainly one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen – from driving the Namibian desert without seeing another car for hours, to being surrounded by fossilized trees at Deadsvlei. Driving on the coastline on Skeleton Coast where the desert meets the ocean, to the incredible Namibia safari and plains of Etosha National Park inspires awe at the majesty of nature.

Enjoy it, and get inspired to visit Namibia!

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It is almost impossible to describe the epic Namibian desert landscapes, even illustrated through photos.

The diversity on the landscapes in Namibia desert, makes you wonder if the next stop will be as beautiful as the last, but it just continues to get more and more beautiful as you drive and explore different parts of the country.

There are no words to describe the feeling of standing in front of one of highest orange dunes in the planet in Sossusvlei, walk in the vast clay pan of Deadvlei and wonder how the petrified Acacia trees survived to 900-year-old of transformation, or just watch the wind shifting and shaping the oldest desert in the world – the Namib Desert.

The Namibian desert is one of the best places to visit in Namibia. It is just stunning, surreal, and absolutely inspiring.

Namibia photos to inspire you to travel to Sossusvlei
Namibia photos to inspire you to travel to Sossusvlei
Namibia photography at dune 45
The stunning landscape of Namibia is so inspiring and it is impossible to take a bad photo
Walking in the vast clay of sossusvlei
Walking in the Deadvlei vast pan
namibia in 25 photos in Deadsvlei
Deadvlei and the petrified 900+ year-old Acacia trees
namibia travel guide
Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert - Orange Dunes
Namibia road trip in the desert
Solitaire rusted vintage cars - makes a great stop for pictures and fuel

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The Skeleton Coast is littered with the wrecks of many ships, earning its marine reputation as “The Gates of Hell.” The Skeleton Bay in Namibia is prone to dense fogs with heavy surf.

Another beautiful place to visit in Namibia, while you are on Skeleton Coast  is Cape Cross, as it is home for thousands of Cape fur seals and is considered the largest aggregation in the world, and Walvis Bay is well known for its Flamingo’s colony.

Sandwich Harbor is “Where the desert meets the ocean” and it is just an unreal experience to be able to drive over golden dunes nestled beside the Atlantic Ocean, and the highlight of the Skeleton Bay Namibia. It is one of the best things to do when you visit Namibia.

Swakopmund is the largest coastal town in Namibia and it is a great place to visit the colorful German architecture buildings.

Skeleton Coast in Namibia
Skeleton Coast ship wreck of the Zeila.
Namibia photos to inspire you to travel to Cape Cross
Cape Cross is home to the largest Cape fur seals colony
Namibia itinerary to Walvis Bay road trip
Flamingo colony in Walvis Bay
Namibia desert
Sandwich Harbor where the desert meets the Atlantic Ocean
Photos of Namibia to make you to travel to Sandwich Harbor
Sandwich Harbor is where the desert meets the ocean
Skeleton Coast self-drive Namibia
The driving on the road between the ocean and the desert is stunning
Namibia photos to inspire in Swakopmund
Swakopmund is the largest coastal town in Namibia and it is the paradise for the locals summer vacation


The name of the country derives from Namib, which translates as “ vast place”.

Namibia is one of the least populated countries in the world with just over 2 million citizens – that is equivalent to 3 habitants per square kilometer, with hundreds of kilometers devoid of humans.

Imagine losing yourself in the vast and remote terrain, enjoying the beauty of the landscapes and nature and find in each stop a perfect opportunity for an amazing photo.

You can drive for hours on the long and straight roads without seeing another car along the gravel roads that criss-cross the country.

You can also find ghost towns in Namibia, and the most famous is Kolmanskop located near the Forbidden Zone. What was once a very rich mining town, was abandoned in 1936 and today sand dunes fill the town and the houses. A town filled with fortune and dreams turned into an intriguing place to visit and also, a paradise for photographers. It is definitely a Namibia must see.

On the way to the coastal town of Luderitz, you can see some of the only Wild Horses in Africa. These horses were brought by European colonials and found a new home in the Namib desert in an area known as the Garub.

The vast roads of Namibia to inspire a road trip
Namibia translates as "vast place" and it is one of the least populated countries in the world
Kolmanshop makes we feel inspired to travel to Namibia
Kolmanshop is the most famous ghost town in Namibia
wild horses in Namibia self-drive
Wild horses at Namib desert in an area known as the Garub.

Things to do in Namibia: NAMIBIA SAFARI

Because of the vast landscape and habitats, the animals of Namibia are able to roam freely without too much human interference

Namibia has very diverse wildlife, including the big five and a very rich marine life.

You can spot hundreds of animals in the National Parks, but they also roam freely outside the protected areas. You will start to see some animals such as springboks and ostriches simply driving out of the airport.

Etosha National Park is one of the top tourist destinations in Namibia and also one of the most significant safari destinations in Africa, with more than 100 mammal and 340 different species of birds. The wildlife here is simply fabulous and spotting animals is as easy as parking your car at one of the waterholes and waiting for large numbers of zebras, elephants, springbok, oryx, giraffe, and many other animals to arrive to drink water.

Namibia safari is another must-do when you visit Namibia.

Get inspired to visit Etosha in Namibia
Consider yourself lucky if you see the king right in front of you at Etosha National Park
Jackals are shy and curious
Etosha is paradise to take photos of Namibia
Etosha National Park is one of the top tourist attractions in Namibia with more than 100 mammals and 340 species of birds
Namibia self-drive safari in Etosha
A rare and shy white rhino
Get inspired to visit Etosha in Namibia
At 130 km’s long and up to 50km’s wide in places, the Etosha pan is the largest in Africa and is the park’s most distinctive and dramatic feature, visible even from space


Namibia is home to 13 indigenous tribes and you can (and should) experience the diversity of these people and cultures.

The Namibia people I encountered were very friendly and open. They encourage you to engage with them and share a moment learning about each other.

I got the chance to spend some time at a Himba Village and get to learn more so much more about Namibia people and their beautiful culture. They are semi-nomadic people recognized for their bare chest, a red ochre-paste covered skin and hair, and clothes made from cow skin.

I also had the opportunity to camp at another village with the San People also known as Bushmen.

They are the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa, having lived there for at least 20,000 years. One of the most amazing things is their ability to survive in nature and in the harshest of climates, and they are renowned for their hunting and tracking skills.

Get inspired to travel to Namibia and visit te Himba people
The Himba people are semi-nomadic people recognized for their bare chest, red ochre-paste covered skin and hair, and clothes made from cow skin
Road trip in Namibia and the Himba
Visiting the Himba's village...
The San People inspires to travel to Namibia
The San People also known as Bushmen are the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa, having lived there for at least 20,000 years
In Namibia when we traveled on a road trip
Visiting the Bushmen tribe in Namibia
Namibia a visit to the San people itinerary
...I made my own bow and learned how to use it from the experts
Namibia in photos inspires to travel to this epic beauty
The San People doing a traditional dancing for healing around the fire

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mY photography gear

Canon 70D Digital SLR Camera

This is my go-to camera and I just love the quality of the photos and videos

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/ 3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens

My favorite and my go-to lens for landscape, city and street photojournalism

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens

I use this lens when I go on safari and I just love how sharp and stable, and it is very lightweight

Lightweight Tripod

Lightweight, with a bag and easy to carry on a backpack

DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Drone Quadcopter UAV

Take great pictures, beside amazing videos. It is not allowed to fly a drone in many places, therefore I only use it when allowed.

Samsung Galaxy S10 128 GB of Storage

It has amazing camera for when you are far from your photo camera and still want to get great quality pictures. 

SanDisk 128 GB Ultra memory card

If you take many pictures and/or videos during your travels, remember to have an additional memory card.

GOgroove Digital Camera Backpack

I love this backpack! It has customizable dividers for storage, tripod holder and it is water proof

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21 thoughts on “Namibia Photoblog: Incredible Things to do when you Visit Namibia

  1. Sandra says:

    Supporting our dear friend and her amazing talent!! Stunning pictures and would love to go there some day!! Thanks for sharing Paula!! ??

  2. Patricia Martinelli says:

    Seu blog é simplesmente fantástico, neste cenário surreal que mais parece saídos de uma pintura, são de tirar o fôlego. A beleza natural da Namibia e incrível e vi que coisas que desconhecia. Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!!!

  3. juliana Johnsons says:

    I thought the flamingo pictures were my favorite… but Kolmanshop looks so surreal!!!! All that sand inside that house?!!! Its amazing!
    The bushman people look so kind and open hearted!!! I can only imagine the experience of being there in person!!!
    What a wonderful article!!!
    Keep it up!
    Looking forward to seeing more!

    • Paula Martinelli says:

      Hi Katy, I cannot wait to travel again. I hope you get to visit Africa, it is my next destination after the lockdown also.

  4. Viola says:

    WOW! That first photo just took my breath away. Then you hit me with the flamingos and the incredible safari. I am so inspired! Thanks for sharing about Namibia Paula. It is officially on my list now!

  5. Kylie says:

    WOW these pictures are just INCREDIBLE!!! That first pic with the sand dune literally left me speechless. I can’t imagine actually seeing these in person!

  6. Ryan K Biddulph says:

    Eye-popping images Paula. Amazing how much Namibia looks like something from outer space. I definitely will make it there eventually. The people look beautiful too. What culture. What a trip! Great job buddy!


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