Given that Namibia contains both the Namib desert and the Kalahari, it might not be the first place you think of when you look for a beach holiday. And it’s true that the beaches in Namibia aren’t suitable for lying around and getting a tan, with the cold and fog, but take a trip to Swakopmund and you can still indulge in surfing, kayaking, fishing, sandboarding and quad biking. Of course, most people go to Namibia for the amazing landscapes and the wildlife, and why shouldn’t they, with so many places to see the animals and such variety in the terrain? Etosha National Park is an incredible place with elephants, black rhino, and big cats, and Damaraland has desert elephants, free-ranging rhinos and lions, and Kaokoland is home to the Himba, the site of the Epupa Waterfalls, and home to desert lions and elephants. Sossusvlei is one of the main entry points to the Namib desert, and it’s well worth exploring the amazing Fish River Canyon Park, with beautiful rock formations and scenery.