Part of Africa but a place all on its own. The scenery and landscapes in this mesmerizing country are unforgettable. Permanently posing for those picture-perfect photos, expect desolate, dry landscapes and rocky outcrops contrasted by the diversity of rich, deep colors and varying vegetations and textures. Sossusvlei is one such place – where bold, red sand dunes stand proud above the white salt and clay pan that is Sossusvlei. Sossusvlei translates as “dead-end marsh” – but this place is alive in many different ways. Where else do beautiful, rippling, exotic sand dunes meet a parched white earth that gives rise to scatterings of both dead and alive trees, where life and life-giving water are far closer than you think? Etosha National Park with its distinctive white look and large salt pan offers a safari in a different kind of setting. The salt pan – formerly a lake – is now a vast, open and dry bed measuring 130 km long and up to 50 km wide and has a white and green appearance. The pan is worth visiting – but around it within the Etosha National Park is also a host of incredible wildlife, which seem to have a way of standing out above the whitish earth and creating great photo opportunities.