If you want to live out all of your Lawrence of Arabia–inspired desert fantasies, visit this camel farm, off the D1901,12km east of Swakopmund. After donning the necessary amount of Bedouin kitsch, you can mount your dromedary and make haste for the horizon.

While camels run the gamut from uncouth to downright mean-tempered, don’t underestimate their speed and grace! A camel galloping in full stride can cover an enormous distance, and their unique physiology justifiably earns them the nickname ‘ships of the deserts’.