Namibia offer variety of stunning terrain
The beautiful thing about overland adventure tours in Africa is that travellers get to see the continent first-hand in all its diverse glory.
Namibia is a favourite among intrepid tourists booking on adventure tours and part if this is down to the contrasting landscapes it offers.
According to the Namibia Tourist Board, the scenery can be just as compelling as the safari animals that attract so many visitors to the nation.
Sales and marketing manager Rhys Powell explained that the sheer size of the country means it has a plethora of things to see and do.
"It's not just the wildlife that you can go there for, [you can] go there for the contrast in landscapes as well. Namibia is huge - it is the size of the UK and France put together. It has got varying terrains throughout the country," he explained.
"For example, in the north-east you have the wetland area where you have all the flood plains, so you get all the elephants trailing across through the water and you can get boat cruises all through that area which are amazing."
The expert added that the southern regions have arid desert, which features some of the biggest sand dunes in the world.
"It is usually what people see of Namibia when they see it for the first time. The most visited place is Sossusvlei - that is where you have the big red sand dunes and you can actually go in the sand dunes and take great pictures of red on one side and contrasting black shadows on the other," Mr Powell pointed out.
Even further south, adventure holiday participants will find Fish River Canyon - the second largest in the world.
There is also the Kalahari desert - which is where meerkats come from, despite what a certain car insurance company would have you believe.
The capital city Windhoek is relatively cosmopolitan, Mr Powell noted. He revealed that the architecture is similar to that of Germany and Austria thanks to the colonial period.