An accessible African destination that nevertheless retains its adventurous edge. There’s prime wildlife watching to be had in its National Parks, staggering sand dunes, unique tribal cultures, and desert elephants and rhino roaming in the remote northwest. Swakopmond is a traditional German town, with fabulous seal and other marine life attractions, and Windhoek has a sleepy charm. And to top it all off, a flight over the Skeleton Coast is a bucket-list experience.
You can make your trip meaningful by reducing farmer-elephant conflict, teaching to San people, or assisting at a wildlife rescue center.