Namibia

Why Choose Namibia?

“Namibia is a pristine land of untouched natural beauty; of vastness, of awe-inspiring contrasts and mystical splendour such that it touches the soul! You take it with you forever."

At nearly four times the size of Great Britain, Namibia is one of the world's most sparsely populated countries. Shaped by varied cultural influences in its past, Namibia has its own unique feel and is ideal for a honeymoon, family holiday, riding safari or joining a group safari for the adventure of a lifetime. Namibia is visually “stunning”, a photographers paradise. Dynamic landscapes of multi-coloured desert and shifting dunes, vast oceans and shattered wrecks offer endless opportunities for incredible backdrops, whether you are a professional or amateur photographer.

Namibia has so much to offer the traveller. It is steeped in history, geological and natural wonders, big game viewing, fascinating cultures and adventure activities, all topped and tailed by the majestic Fish River Canyon bordering with South Africa and the Caprivi Strip to the east running into Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Where is Namibia?

Namibia is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east.

 

Namibia combines well with...

A safari in Botswana or South Africa;

A visit to The Victoria Falls in Zamiba or Zimbabwe.

Namibia Highlights

Sossusvlei - The rolling ochre dunes are Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. Offering one of the most mind-blowing sights, Sossusvlei’s peaks rise to an astonishing 320m, incorporating the world’s highest sand dune.

Swakopmund - The optimal place in Namibia for both relaxation and fun. This coastal town pushes adrenaline to its limits with extreme sports such as skydiving over the desert or sand boarding on the dunes.

Walvis Bay - Blessed with wide-open spaces, scenic beauty and unique marine and plant life. The area offers an endless variety of sun-drenched sport and recreational adventures to create an unforgettable experience.

Fish River Canyon - The second largest canyon in the world set in immense rocky landscapes, this wonder is inhabited by a diversity of desert-adapted animals such as the Hartmann’s mountain zebra, springbok and oryx.

Kunene and its Desert Elephants - Namibia is the home of the unique desert elephant, a must see whether you are a wildlife enthusiast or a holiday goer.

Etosha National Park - One of Africa’s largest games parks and is the only place in Namibia where true game experiences can be had

Skeleton Coast - This dramatic coastline rests in northern Namibia cascading from the Orange River, continuing across the Kunene River into Angola.

Self-Drive Safaris

Namibia is one of the best self-drive destinations in Africa allowing you to enjoy the highlights of the country at your own pace. It has an excellent infrastructure with a network of good paved and gravel roads combined with a wide choice of accommodation options from campsites and guesthouses to safari lodges.

Self-drive safaris are one of our most popular options in Namibia. You can travel as a couple, with your family or a group of friends offering a cost effective way of exploring the country. Alternatively, you could join an excellent guided set itinerary safari enabling you to join a Namibian adventure with others, see our Guided Tours below.

Guided Tours

Namibia is a vast country dominated by the Namib Desert, an extensive inland plateau and stunning geological mountain ranges. From the lush, northern Caprivi Strip and the wildlife of Etosha National Park to the vast and unforgettable Namib Desert and the desolate Skeleton Coast, Namibia has something to offer everyone.

If you're looking for an adventure holiday but would prefer not to self-drive, a guided tour or safari would offer the ideal solution. We have a range of scheduled tours with set departure dates available throughout the year. These are based on a minimum number of participants (usually 2 or 4 people depending on the tour). Alternatively, we can offer a tailor-made option for each tour and design the itinerary around your preferred dates and interests. We have a range of accommodated and camping tours available or a combination of the two.

Fly-In Safaris

A fly-in safari is an exclusive way to see Namibia. The truly wild areas such as the renowned Skeleton Coast, Damaraland and Kaokoland in the far North West where the ancient nomadic Himba Tribes still live, are more remote and best accessed by light aircraft. Fly-in safaris offer an alternative to long journeys on the road and allows you to enjoy many of Namibia’s highlights in a relaxed atmosphere.

Consider combining flying with self-drive so you can make your holiday both encompassing and affordable. All our example itineraries can be tailored to suit you so please contact us with your interests and we can design your tailor made holiday to Namibia. 

Namibia is not merely a safari destination, but an experience where you can be yourself, be alone or just be ...

When to Visit Namibia

There are no hard and fast rules concerning the weather. Conditions can vary enormously from year to year and from region to region. Sometimes the rains don’t come, sometimes there are showers at the most unexpected times of year. This is a very rough guide to the seasons and weather conditions you might expect to encounter. If you would like to discuss the conditions in more detail, please call us and we will be pleased to help.