Namibia - At a Glance

An accessible African destination that nevertheless retains its adventurous edge. There’s prime wildlife watching to be had in its National Parks, staggering sand dunes, unique tribal cultures, and desert elephants and rhino roaming in the remote northwest. Swakopmond is a traditional German town, with fabulous seal and other marine life attractions, and Windhoek has a sleepy charm. And to top it all off, a flight over the Skeleton Coast is a bucket-list experience.

You can make your trip meaningful by reducing farmer-elephant conflict, teaching to San people, or assisting at a wildlife rescue center.

Ways you can help

Highlights

    • Be inspired as you give back with desert elephants, teaching the San people, or assisting at a wildlife rescue center
    • Incredible luxury lodges and camps
    • Towering sand dunes in Sossusvlei and Sesreim
    • An epic scenic flight over the shipwrecks strewn along the Skeleton Coast
    • Kayak with seals in German colonial Swakopmund
    • Incredible big 5 safari in Etosha and Ongava game reserves
    • Be in awe at the sunset over Fish River Canyon
    • Spot wildlife by boat in the Caprivi Strip
    • Encounter desert elephants and rhino in Damaraland

Sample Pricing

The price for a 14 day trip to Namibia costs from $12,745 (£10,300, €12,086) per person, staying in 5* luxury accommodation. Flights are excluded, but we can arrange these for you.

Eco-luxury Hotels

Serra Cafema - Skeleton Coast

Serra Cafema

Serra Cafema Camp is one of the remotest camps in Africa and offers an incredible experience. Located in the Hartmann Valley, the camp is situated...

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge - Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

An elegant oasis the Namib Desert, surrounded by dramatic dunes and stony outcrops. The villas are made of stone and glass and are sophisticated and...

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge - Namib Rand

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

The Dunes Lodge is perched on top of a dune plateau, overlooking panoramic vistas in all directions and capturing the beauty of the desert. The...

Wolwedans Boulders - Namib Rand

Wolwedans Boulders

Part of a collection of luxury camps, Boulders is aptly named as it is surrounded by huge granite rocks. With just four spacious tents, the...

Etendeka Camp - Damaraland

Etendeka Camp

In the foothills of the Grootberg massif, set amidst magnificent scenery and the ancient Etendeka lava flows of northern Damaraland, the ten new en-suite tents...

Damaraland camp - Damaraland

Damaraland camp

Damaraland Camp is located in the Huab River Valley, in one of the most pristine wilderness areas in Namibia. This fabulous camp is owned and...

Useful Information

Flight Time from
UK
12.5 hours via Frankfurt or jo'burg
Flight Time from
New York
17.5 hours
Flight Time from
San Francisco
26 hours
Time Zone
GMT +2 hours
When to Visit
  • jan
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  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Did you know

  • Namibia is the second least densely populated country on earth, after Mongolia. There are just over two million people living in a country which is half the size of Alaska.
  • Namibia, known as the “Gem of Africa”, is a unique place for eco-tourists. Much of Namibia is as it was centuries ago. Due to this, it has a multitude of natural wonders and incredible places.
  • Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s best parks, both in size and diversity of wildlife – home to Africa’s tallest elephants, the endangered black rhino, and 91 other species of mammal.
  • Namibia has two spectacular deserts – the Kalahari and Namib – each with distinctive wildlife and scenery.
  • The Namib desert, at 80 million years, is the world’s oldest desert. Namib means “open space”.
  • The Namib and Damaraland offer remarkably clear skies for astronomers and keen star gazers.
  • The stunning Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon – it is 100 miles (161km) long, up to 18 miles (27km) wide and 1,650 ft (550m) deep, formed about 500 million years ago.
  • The sand dunes of Sossusvlei are the highest in the world.
  • Superb birding and good fishing is available from the banks of the Kavango and Kunene Rivers on the northern border.
  • Shipwrecks dot the wild Skeleton Coast coastline and elephants wander through the sand dunes that plunge directly into the freezing Atlantic ocean. A scenic flight here is extraordinary.
  • Dragon’s Breath is the largest underground lake in the world.
  • The San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, are considered Namibia’s first people. They traditionally followed the migratory patterns of the animals and still have no homeland. They speak a clicking language.
  • Namibia has the largest free-roaming cheetah population in  the world – there are an estimated 2,500 – 3,000 cheetahs in Namibia. Cheetahs are under pressure from farming and ranching encroachment on their habitat. Leopards and lions are also indigenous big cats in Namibia.

Testimonial

“Namibia blew our minds! Such an extraordinary country, so hauntingly beautiful. The scenery is out-of-this-world, just breath-taking. It was a privilege to get involved in elephant conservation and play a small part in their preservation…then tracking desert elephants was a bucket-list experience! Thank you for creating the perfect itinerary – our kids loved it too!” Julie, traveled to Namibia from the US with her husband and three teenage children.

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