5 Reasons why your guests will love Namibia

Namibia and its endless horizons, this destination might be unusual for a group trip; and that’s exactly why it is fascinating! Let us show you why a trip to Namibia would be an adventurous yet fantastic choice for an incentive or reward trip.

Fish River Canyon, Namibia

1)      Wildlife Safaris in Etosha National Park

Namibia is a must-see for those wanting to discover Africa’s impressive wildlife. Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier wildlife sanctuary. The large waterholes in the park allow excellent game viewing, as animals such as Zebras, Elephants, Flamingos and even the endangered Black Rhinoceros gather at the water’s edge. Etosha’s huge salt pan also creates exceptional landscapes; it is so large it can be seen from space!

etosha zebras

Xo Zoom: Guests will see different animals according to the moment of the day they will go on a game drive. So why not take them on a night game drive? Leaving after sunset, this game drive will offer a unique perspective on wildlife in Etosha.

2)      Walvis Bay & Swakopmund

Walvis Bay is the tourism hot-spot of Namibia. With its blue lagoons and sand dunes, the town offers a wide range of activities guaranteed to please adventurous guests.

Let’s start the day with a seal and dolphin cruise. This is Namibia, and the cruises are no ordinary ones! While sipping champagne and savoring oysters, guests will have a chance to see fur seals and dolphins in their natural environment. Both are very playful creatures; you can expect to see them jump and twirl in the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

dolphin cruise

Then, why not end the day off at the beach resort of Swakopmund with a fun dinner in town and night at the casino? Bingo!

Xo Zoom: after an emotional morning cruise, we think there’s nothing better than a barbecue on the beach to have a convivial lunch.

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 3)      The Namib Desert

 The word Namib means “vast place”, and we sure understand this name! The Namib Desert is a massive 81 000 square kilometres. Because it stretches along the Atlantic coast, the contrast between the desert and the ocean creates stunning landscapes.

We told you Namibia was for the adventurous, and guests are already ecstatic. But now, a 4×4 Tour in the dunes awaits them! This is a fun way to discover the most emblematic parts of the Namib such as Dune 44.  The shadows created by the dunes change as the sun goes down and the wind blows the sand in different directions, showing the dunes under a new light throughout the day.

Another scenic spot is Deadvlei. In the middle of this white clay pan, the skeletons of trees believed to be over 900 years old remain. The blackened branches create a fabulous contrast against the rusty dunes and crisp blue sky; if your guests are fond of photography, this will be their paradise.

Xo Zoom: Setting up a surprise drumming session in the desert for your guests is our way of ending off the afternoon with a festive vibe. Guests can’t resist dancing to the beat!

Deadvlei

4)      Sesriem Canyon

Shaped by the Tsauchab River over millions of years, the Sesriem Canyon will leave your guests in awe. Being 30 meters deep and only 2 meters wide in some places, it is a unique place to wander along the river bed either at sunrise or sunset. Enjoying a sundowner over the canyon with spectacular views is one great way of ending the day!

sesriem canyon

5)      Fabulous accommodation

 Namibia has what it takes to make your guests feel like royalty. After discovering the highest dunes in the world, spending the night in an exceptional desert lodge sounds like a great plan doesn’t it?

Xo Zoom: Behind the high walls of a castle in the middle of the desert, you’ll find an oasis of peace and luxury. This isn’t an illusion; it’s Le Mirage Desert Lodge. Unwind with a relaxing massage at the Spa or lounge alongside the beautiful swimming pool. This is hospitality excellence.

desert lodge outside

desert lodge pool

There are countless more reasons why Namibia charms so many travellers: Meeting the local Himba people, bathing in the hot springs of Ai-Ais or discovering the cradle of humankind in Twyfelfontein. But we will let you discover that in person! Are you conquered by a change of scene?

by Amy Townend