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N A V I G A T O R 02 TRAVEL Ever thought about getting away from the city bustle and taking in scenery like this, driving through the unblemished terrains of southern Africa? You’ll soon be able to do just that from behind the wheel of an All-New Land Rover Discovery in the stunning surroundings of Namibia. “Land Rover is known for its ‘go anywhere, do anything’ spirit,” explains Verena Kirchner, Brand Manager of Land Rover Experience. So it was obvious that Namibia, one of the hottest travel destinations in the world right now, would be the next stop in Land Rover Experience’s plan to open five travel hubs for those in whom the fire of adventure burns brightly. For years Land Rovers have criss-crossed this great continent, building a strong heritage for reliability and endurance that remains unparalleled today. Land Rover is keen to continue nurturing this relationship, keeping up its connection with the continent and its incomparable beauty. Guests to this new adventure experience will follow in the tyre tracks of this part of Land Rover history, taking in wonders of nature that can’t be seen elsewhere. Those who have already witnessed the thrill of a visit to the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy in Sweden will know the unique combination of cultural insight and premium drive experiences that epitomises a Land Rover Experience. The planned multi-day trip around Namibia’s famed national parks and game reserves will offer guests a plethora of these trademark experiences, all connected to the country’s stunning nature: visitors will be able to wend their way through the domain of large zebra and antelope herds behind the wheel during the day, and to sleep in five-star lodge accommodation at night. A drive through the famed red dust will offer the opportunity to marvel at big cats as they pad their way around the desert. Driving through the world-renowned Khowarib Canyon along the path of the meandering Hoanib River will be the highlight of another day trip, while visiting one of the world’s largest seal populations – situated at Swakopmund – will reconnect visitors with the beauty of the African Atlantic coast in all its riotous glory. “Namibia is a land full of contrast and variety with spectacular landscapes, and while driving through the country it might happen that you will see more wildlife than people,” says Kirchner. “The fiery red dunes, the winding dirt roads, the extraordinary wildlife or stargazing under the dark skies – it’s really gorgeous no matter which way you look.” FIND OUT MORE For more information, please visit landrover.com/AdventuresNamibia PHOTOGRAPHY: NEELA SANGHRAJKA / GETTY IMAGES 12
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.