Namibia’s vast landscapes, wide skies and stark beauty will ensure that you return with unforgettable memories of one of the youngest countries in Africa. Visit the Sossusvlei, a stunning salt and clay pan surrounded by orange-red sane dunes that rise majestically from the ‘vleis’, or valleys. This area is a photographer’s dream, with spectacular sunsets and blue skies contrasting with the vivid hues of the desert sands. At night time, look up and see an extraordinarily bright starlit sky. Or take a trip the ominous-sounding ‘Skeleton Coast’, so named as the coastline frequently caused shipwrecks with its thick fog. The shipwrecks remain on the beach, but this part of the desolate coast is also home to birdlife, creating a fascinating area to visit.