A trip to Namibia allows us to appreciate the incredible perfection of the contrasts created by nature, especially along the coast. The dunes of the Namib desert reach the ocean west of the central plateau, which divides the country from north to south. The beautiful port of Walvis Bay is the perfect spot to see pink flamingos, seals and pelicans and is not far from Swakopmund, a city which still bears traces of German colonisation. But our Costa cruise also takes us along the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, a natural park where the dunes are interspersed with large open canyons of volcanic rock. Continuing inland towards the plains, we reach the capital Windhoek and the Kalahari desert. Here the savannah replaces the red sand of the Namib. We’ll observe ancient vegetation and catch sight of lions, leopards, rhinos, zebras and elephants.