Wilderness Safaris’ Namibia camps were chosen as the first locations for the 10th anniversary of the TODAY Show’s popular “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” series. TODAY’s “Where in the World” features Lauer’s exotic travels around the world and Namibia was selected by its producers to kick off the week-long series, thanks to the country’s stunning scenic landscapes, incredible wildlife and successful conservation initiatives.
As Namibia was revealed as Lauer’s first secret location with him standing atop a sand dune – which he later skied down – at the start of TODAY, he remarked, “We’re in one of the most amazing countries we’ve been to in the 10 years I’ve been doing this series. It’s like something out of a movie.”
TODAY’s crews experienced a number of the regions in which Wilderness Safaris Namibia operates, from the stupendous Sossusvlei dunes to the starkly beautiful Damaraland.
Savannah Guthrie – who was waiting for Matt on the coast – was in awe of the amazing desert-adapted elephants that thrive in the area. TODAY crews also spent time interacting with the people of the country, including the Himba.
“The people are the best part about the country,” said Guthrie. “They are so friendly and welcoming.”
See TODAY’s extensive coverage of Namibia here.