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Namibia

Named after the oldest desert in the world that extends almost the entire length of its South Atlantic coastline, this is a country of staggering contrasts with truly spectacular mountain and desert landscapes, huge sand dunes and areas of prolific game. Namibia appears to have been created for the safari explorer, the traveller with a passion for variety of both mood and experience.


Highlights

Skeleton Coast and its eerie beauty, housing one of the world's largest Cape fur seal colonies and numerous shipwrecks. The arid hinterland stretches up north to the Angolan border

Etosha National Park and its salt pan, a shimmering expanse of white, home to a variety of game

Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and the magnificent sculptured ochre and coral shaded sand dunes

Desert elephant and rhinos in spectacular Damaraland

Himba people in the far north and the Herero people of the central and western regions, still living a traditional lifestyle

Ancient Bushman art in the Twyfelfontein region

Fish River Canyon, a little visited spectacle in the deep south

 


Weather

Inland Namibia is classified as an arid to semi-arid region with low rainfall and humidity. Temperatures vary from very hot to very cold depending on the height of the land above sea level and the time of year. From April to September it is generally cool, pleasant, clear and dry with hot days and cold nights. December to March is when most of Namibia's rain falls, mostly in the north and becoming drier as you head further south. The climate on the coast follows a similar pattern but the cold sea air mixing with the hot land air produces a moist sea fog that can penetrate 60 km inland throughout the year.

 


Activities

 

  • Self Drive Safari throughout Namibia's excellent road network.
  • Flying safaris - the experience of a lifetime along the Skeleton Coast
  • Game viewing by vehicle
  • Dolphin and seal watching in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Quad bike riding and sand boarding on the dunes behind Swakopmund and carefully guided quad bike excursions in the remote northern area around Serra Cafema
  • Dawn hot-air balloon safari over the desert with breathtaking views of the towering Sossusvlei dunes
  • Spend time with the Africat Foundation at Okonjima, a not-for profit organisation set up to conserve and protect threatened cheetah, leopard, and other wild carnivores of Namibia

 


Sample Itineraries

Click on the titles below for links to see our suggested itineraries.  But please remember that these are just some ideas and we look forward to helping you plan YOUR safari!

Namibian Adventure: Self-driving and good value for money, to see all the country's highlights including desert and dunes around Sossusvlei in the Namib Naukluft National Park, bush art and desert elephants in Damaraland, game viewing in Etosha National Park and the natural beauty of the Erongo Mountains

Ultimate Experiences in Namibia
: Exploring the natural beauty of the Wolwedans dunes in the NamibRand Game Reserve, the Skeleton Coast on an amazing flying safari and the Etosha National Park with a private guide

Dunes, Damaraland & Delta: Discovering the Sossusvlei Dunes and Damaraland in Namibia and the wetland sanctuary of Botswana's Okavango Delta


The Endless Horizons of Namibia
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