Namibia could be ideal for safari holidays

There is an abundance of wild animals in Namibia, which is just one of the reasons to visit the "surprising country", according to a travel writer.

In a piece for the Daily Mail, Luke Salkeld pointed out that despite previously living in the shadow of South Africa, the nation is "simply breathtaking in its vast emptiness and silent beauty".

And this could also be ideal for those on safari holidays as there are a large variety of animals, such as springbok, steenbok and antelope which do not have to be painstakingly tracked down.

Individuals heading north of the country may want to visit the Etosha National Park, in which they will get the opportunity to see giraffe, cheetahs, elephants and hippopotamus, Mr Salkeld noted.

He is not the only person recommending such a holiday as last month Gill Charlton, writing for the Telegraph, stated that a great way to see the country might be to search for rhinos.