One of the countries that I have always wanted to visit is Namibia, which was formerly a German colony. In fact, its cities like Lüderitz and Windhoek seem more Germany than Germany herself. The country is a vast expanse of grasslands and deserts, and has a population density that is so sparse that for dozens of miles you would not encounter a soul. Namibia has the lowest population density in the world second only to Mongolia.
You could visit the ghost town of Kolmanskop which is covered in sand, and also the nearby Diaz lighthouse, the flamingo pans, the wild horses and German architectural legacies. It is a great place to admire the tight knit communities of tribes, and also enjoy varied wild life. Ai-Ais, aptly, means “scalding water” and has a great place to stay as well, and you would be able to enjoy the warm waters to take a bath even, which flows naturally.
One of the worst things that could happen to you is to walk into the desert unknowingly, and be lost forever in it. People say, you would not survive more than a day and a half if left alone in the desert. You could read Chris Harvie’s blog in which he describes his journey into the Namibian wilderness and also great places to visit, stay and meet locals.