Dramatic landscapes combined with unique sand dunes, abundant wildlife and a rich cultural heritage, Namibia is a varied African destination that will speak to the imagination of even the most intrepid traveller.
When To Go
The dry winter months are from May to October, this is regarded as the best time to go, especially for game viewing as there is less vegetation and water, so it is easier to spot the animals and they tend to congregate around water holes and rivers.
The days are sunny and pleasant with early morning and evening temperatures dropping quite low. Risk of malaria at this time is also much lower.
November to April is the wet season and the best time for birding and seeing new-born animals. The scenery is much greener and short afternoon showers rarely spoil a day.
However this is the highest malaria risk season and from November to February the temperatures can be unpleasantly hot.
What To See
- Sossusvlei, Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction with its towering red sand dunes, the highest in the world
- Etosha National Park offers excellent game viewing
- Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia on the Atlantic Ocean coastline
- The Skeleton Coast spans some 16 000 square kilometres, made famous by its numerous shipwrecks
- One of the most scenic areas of Namibia is Damaraland, a huge, untamed region
- The Zambezi Region (previously Caprivi) is a wilderness haven, with four rivers flowing through it - Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti and the Zambezi.
- Kaokoland is the home to the Kunene River, Epupa Falls and the Himba people
- The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, spanning some 180km long
- The unique and fascinating cultures of the Himba, San and Herero people
FEATURED NAMIBIAN TOURS
4 Day Swakopmund and Sossusvlei Adventure
Swakopmund and Sesriem
The perfect combination of dunes and adventure, this 4 day trip starting in Windhoek and overnighting in Swakopmund to allow you time to enjoy the many adventure “adrenalin” activities available in the adventure capital of Namibia. Leaving for the Namib in the morning this gives plenty of time to experience the rolling sand dunes and salt pans of the oldest, driest desert.
4 Day Etosha and Swakopmund Adventure
Etosha National Park, Etosha South and Swakopmund
Etosha National Park is renowned as one of the best game reserves in Africa, a haven for wildlife, and supports the important ecological and wildlife systems on the continent. Included in this fabulous short adventure - overnight stop at Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia and a visit to Walvis Bay Lagoon to see the flamingos in their thousands.
6 Day Namibia Sand Dunes and Wildlife Safari
Etosha National Park, Swakopmund and Sesriem
Experience the highlights of Namibia, a wildlife safari in one of Africa’s best reserves - Etosha National park, a stopover in the quaint Atlantic coast town of Swakopmund and a visit to the towering red sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Basic (clean, comfortable with en-suite bathroom) accommodation, most meals are prepared by the guide.
9 Day Luxury Namibia: Landscapes & Culture
Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Palmwag & Kunene
The solitude and stark beauty of the Namib Desert, a hot air balloon ride is the best way to appreciate the awe-inspiring views of the dramatic scenery below. Palmwag in Damaraland is an original, exclusive wilderness experience and offers the possibility of seeing some of the largest free-ranging population of desert-adapted elephant and black rhino in Africa. The Kunene region provides the most authentic Himba cultural experience in all of Namibia.
10 Day Luxury Namibia: Sand Dunes & Safari
Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Palmwag & Ongava Private Game Reserve
Photograph the red Sossusvlei dunes in the morning light and the tree skeletons standing starkly across the floor of Dead Vlei. Sleep under the starry skies of the Namib. Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast and has plenty of activities to keep visitors happy. Go desert rhino tracking in Damaraland and enjoy game drives in both Etosha National Park and Ongava Private Game Reserve.
9 Day Luxury Namibia
Onguma Game Reserve, Twyfelfontein & NamibRand Nature Reserve
A luxury holiday allowing you to experience the beauty and diversity of Namibia. A premier safari in the Onguma Game Reserve, bordering Etosha. An opportunity to spot the unique desert adapted elephants and the rhino of Damaraland. Visit one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art at Twyfelfontein. Experience some of the most excellent star gazing on offer in the Namibrand Nature Reserve, Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve.
6 Day Namibia Sand Dunes & Wildlife Safari
Etosha National Park, Etosha South, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
Experience the highlights of Namibia, on this set departure small group fully guided tour. A wildlife safari in one of Africa’s top reserves - Etosha National park, a stopover in the quaint Atlantic coastal town of Swakopmund and a visit to the towering red sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Departs weekly on Tuesdays and arrives back in Windhoek the following Sunday. An excellent value for money trip which is also perfect for solo/single travellers wanting to explore Namibia.
15 Day Classic Namibia Camping Self-Drive Explorer
Windhoek, Sesriem, Solitaire, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Brandberg, Palmwag, Etosha West, Etosha South, Etosha National Park, Onguma Game Reserve and Greater Windhoek
This self-drive camping adventure takes you to the Namib desert and the famous dunes of Sossusvlei, the seaside town of Swakopmund then the beautiful mountains of Spitzkoppe and Brandberg. Camp for a few nights in the heart of Damaraland before heading to Etosha National Park, from the western gate to the eastern one, with three full days of safari. See how the landscapes and vegetation change across the park and hopefully encounter a wide range of animals too!
12 Day Best Of Namibia Self-Drive Tour
Windhoek, Okonjima Nature Reserve, Etosha South, Twyfelfontein, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
An easy self-drive tour which covers the highlight attractions of Namibia - Okonjima - home to the AfriCat Foundation, the iconic Etosha National Park for excellent wildlife viewing, beautiful Damaraland and its dramatic landscapes and desert adapted animals, Swakopmund with its variety of activities on offer and the red sand dunes which Namibia is famous for at Sossusvlei. Accommodation is in great value for money and comfortable guest houses and lodges.
FEATURED NAMIBIAN ACCOMMODATION
Hotel Zum Kaiser
Exclusive Hotel in the Historic Heart of Swakopmund. Perfectly positioned on Sam Nujoma Avenue in the picturesque Swakopmund, the luxurious Hotel Zum Kaiser offers direct access to the beach and the town’s vibrant street life, quaint architecture, shopping and fine dining.
Na'an ku se Lodge
Located close to the airport in central Namibia on a 3.200 ha reserve. A delightful blend of rich ethnicity and modern luxury.
A Flosting Boutique Hotel in a class of her own.Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet.