Namibia

Vast and stunningly beautiful, Namibia is a timeless land of stark deserts and endless blue skies inhabited by strange wildlife who have adapted to the harsh environment.

It has the highest sand dunes in the world, huge shimmering plains, rugged mountains, as well as the mysterious and aptly named Skeleton Coast. The country’s famous Etosha National Park is a wildlife reserve on a vast salt pan whose perennial springs attract elephant, black rhino, lion, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, springbok and gemsbok. Due to scarcity of water in the driest months, it is not uncommon to find a “Noah’s ark” scenario here – where species of all shapes and sizes are found gathered around the few remaining waterholes.

The Skeleton Coast National Park on the countries northwest coastline is one of the planets most unforgiving environments. Most of the park is accessed only by air and the desolate coastline is an incredible sight to behold. Cape fur seals visit the coastline every year to mate and give birth as well as hunt for fish during November and December. Over 200,000 seals have been seen at once in the colony at Cape Cross Seal Reserve.

The Namib-Naukluft National Park is another awe-inspiring destination filled with magical natural wonders. Highlights include the remarkable Sossusvlei dunes and famous skeleton trees of Dead Vlei – standing on the white salt pans against a backdrop of bright orange dunes. Hot air ballooning is also a popular way to discover the ancient landscape.

Although the human population is small, there is a rich tapestry of cultures to be found throughout Namibia; including Bushmen hunter-gatherers, Herero pastoralists in their Victorian dress and the nomadic Himba of the far north.

If you are short on time, the best way to cover the enormous distances between deserts, dunes and oases is by scheduled light aircraft. Aside from saving you hours on the road, flights provide breathtaking views of this extraordinary land from the air.

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Namibia Itineraries

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Wings Over Namibia

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Namib Desert from the air with this flying safari. Designed to offer you some of the best camps and wilderness areas in the country, this safari will take you on an

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Accommodation in Namibia

Namibia is home to some of Africa’s most remote (and luxurious) safari lodges. These intimate properties often accommodate as few as 16 guests, providing complete comfort and service in some of the world’s most extreme environments. Many camps and lodges boast lavish decks, beautiful communal areas and bars, whilst some even have small, private plunge pools. Below are some of our handpicked accommodation options in Namibia, carefully selected for their superior safari locations, service and level of comfort.

Serra Cafema Camp

One of the most remote camps in southern Africa, Serra Cafema combines modern luxury with rustic elements inspired by its natural surroundings and the nomadic Himba people who live in this

Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp is a charming safari camp situated on a wonderful private reserve where guests can view both black and white rhino with ease.

Ongava Lodge

Luxurious, family-friendly Ongava Lodge is situated on one of Namibia's largest and most important private game reserves, adjoining the famous Etosha National Park.

Little Ongava

Little Ongava is designed for privacy, with just three absolutely luxurious villas set on a ridge in the beautiful and exclusive Ongava Game Reserve.

Little Kulala

Little Kulala is a luxurious retreat which enjoys unparalleled proximity and private access to the famously large red dunes of Sossusvlei.  

Kulala Desert Lodge

Family friendly Kulala Desert Lodge provides guests with unrivalled access to the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Beautiful Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is set in one of the most remote areas of Namibia's Kaokoveld, straddling the Palmwag wilderness and iconic Skeleton Coast National Park.

Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp nestles amongst rocky, rugged hills in the enormous Palmwag Concession, which harbours the largest free-ranging population of black rhino left in Africa.

Damaraland Camp

Owned and largely run by the local community, Damaraland Camp offers unique desert experiences in Namibia's well-managed Torra Conservancy.

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The Skeleton Coast

Spectacular Sossusvlei

Seal colony at Cape Cross

Etosha National Park

Serra Cafema and Kunene River

Damaraland and Twyfelfontein

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Namibia Overview

Why should I travel to Namibia?
This land of deserts has some of the most photogenic landscapes in all of Africa. Although Namibia is not as famous for wildlife as some other southern African countries, it has many unique, desert-adapted and fascinating species that are well worth looking for. The country also has some fine wilderness lodges providing comfortable accommodation and excellent service in some of Namibia’s most remote areas.

When is the best time to go to Namibia?
The best time to visit Namibia is during the dry season (May-Oct). Etosha is Namibia’s premier wildlife park. In the desert areas you will not see large numbers of animals, but there are rare and interesting species to be found.

What is the culture like in Namibia?
Namibia has a number of different tribal groups with their own distinct cultures including the Herero, Baster, Himba and Bushmen peoples.

What is the climate in Namibia?
The cold Benguela current keeps the coast cool and rain-less. Rain falls inland during the summer (Oct-Apr) in thunderstorms. Summer days are hot and the nights cool, whilst winters are sunny and cold.

What can I combine Namibia with?
A big game wildlife safari in South Africa, Botswana or Zimbabwe complements a trip to Namibia. Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe is another destination you could look at.

How to get to Namibia?
The main gateway to Namibia is through Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. Flights to Windhoek depart daily from Johannesburg, the city where most visitors begin their Namibia itineraries.

US – Flying to Namibia from the United States requires at least one stop over. The easiest way is via Frankfurt, Germany or Doha, Qatar. Both Lufthansa and Qatar Airways fly directly into Windhoek.

UK/Europe – Again, the most direct access is via Frankfurt, Germany or Doha with Qatar Airways. Alternatively, South African Airways and British Airways fly to South Africa’s capital Johannesburg. From there you can fly to Windhoek with South African Airways.

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