Namibia Safaris

Gregory Fox, Namibia

Visiting the ‘Land of Contrasts’ was always an ambition of mine from a young age, fortunately in 2006 I had the opportunity of visiting this beautiful and versatile landscape, to explore and gain a fantastic knowledge first-hand. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience which made me whole heartedly agree that it truly is a ‘Land of Contrast’.

  • Gregory Fox

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Sample Namibia Safaris

Below are a set of sample itineraries to give you a flavour of each destinations highlights in terms of properties and attractions. Our travel specialists will listen to your requirements and tailor a bespoke itinerary to match your specific preferences and budget.

Best of Namibia fly in Safari image 1 Best of Namibia fly in Safari image 2

for 6 nightsfrom £2,695 pp sharing

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Namibia

The Best of Namibia Fly-In Safari explores four distinct regions: the famous dunes of Sossusvlei; the life-filled coasts at Swakopmund, the stark plains of Damaraland and the amazing wildlife at Etosha.
 

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
2 nights
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert
2 nights
Damaraland & Kaokoland
2 nights
Etosha National Park
Exploration Great Nambian Journey  image 1 Exploration Great Nambian Journey  image 2

for 11 nightsfrom £3,025 per adult

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Namibia

This exploration takes in the best of Namibia - the dunes of Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, the stark beauty of the Skeleton Coast, amazing marine life off Swakopmund, the volcanic rock-strewn landscape of Damaraland and the game-filled savannah of Etosha National Park.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
2 nights
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert
2 nights
Swakopmund
1 night
Damaraland & Kaokoland
2 nights
Damaraland & Kaokoland
2 nights
Etosha National Park
2 nights
Skeleton Coast
Skeleton Coast fly in Safari  image 1 Skeleton Coast fly in Safari  image 2

for 4 nightsfrom £2,820 per adult

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Namibia

This trip explores one of the most wild & desolate places on earth, the stunningly beautiful Skeleton Coast. The prime purpose of this safari is to experience the freedom, beauty & strange solitude of the area.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
4 nights
Skeleton Coast
Diverse Namibia Exploration  image 1 Diverse Namibia Exploration  image 2

for 9 nightsfrom £1,320 per adult

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Namibia

Diverse Namibia takes in Sossusvlei, the Atlantic Ocean, Damaraland & Etosha.  Activities on offer include scenic walks, mountain biking, visiting the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, rhino tracking, hot air ballooning & horse-riding.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
2 nights
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert
2 nights
Swakopmund
3 nights
Damaraland & Kaokoland
2 nights
Etosha National Park
Ultimate Namiba Safari  image 1 Ultimate Namiba Safari  image 2

for 11 nightsfrom £4,245 per adult

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Namibia

This trip will enable you to experience the highlights of this abstract and diverse country in comfort and style. The light aircraft transfers help you to make the most of your time. The accommodation chosen is the best on offer in Namibia, perfect for the discerning traveller.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
2 nights
Damaraland & Kaokoland
3 nights
Damaraland & Kaokoland
3 nights
Etosha National Park
3 nights
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert

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Namibia Honeymoons

The Namibia Honeymoon section will inspire you with ideas on how to spend this romantic break and advise on the most appropriate accommodations for your special trip. You may want to broaden your scope further by adding South Africa into the mix with a Cape Town & Namibia Self Drive Holiday.

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Namibia Family Holidays

Namibia is highly recommended as a family safari destination with vast open plains and helpful guides orientated towards gearing families up for fun filled educational tours. The Namibia Family Holiday section provides further details on this fabulous destination including a sample safari with a twist.

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Overview of Namibia

Namibia is a land which attracts explorers seeking out awe inspiring landscapes and out of this world adventure. The terrain continues to surprise travellers as they move from dunes, to barren landscapes which have still managed to become the natural habitat for unique animals and plants. We are major supporters of those wishing to travel across the ancient Namib Desert where they will discover Dune 45- the largest sand dune in the world and a spectacular location to watch the sun rise across the desert. For unforgettable experiences and memories self-drive safaris are an excellent choice.

The most popular safari destination within the country’s borders would have to be Etosha National Park, a natural habitat for 340 species of birds and 114 mammal species. The parks flora and fauna have made it possible to sustain the wildlife in an otherwise barren land. Fish River Canyon is another fabulous stop to make where you can relax in the warm bubbling springs after taking a hike around the canyon. This is also an ideal location to camp for those on a self-drive.

The Skeleton Coast is an expanse of desert which stretches 300 miles along the Atlantic coastline, this natural wonder is home to many fur seals and can be viewed by air or by land. The nearby Kaokoland is an untouched mountainous range which is widely untouched and traversed mostly by the semi-nomadic Himba tribe, it is immediately visible how far removed this stretch of land is from the western worlds. The tourism in this area has had a small and recent boost by the introduction of Elephant and Rhino tracking safaris, an amazing way to discover the landscape of Damaraland and Kaokoland.

Swakopmund is a perfect stop for those adrenaline junkies seeking adventure activities. Here you can take part in dune-bike riding, free-fall parachuting and sand boarding across the dunes.

To gain a more savannah like experience on your time in Namibia the Caprivi Strip will match your expectations. This area of Namibia is much lusher than any other as it pulls on the wildlife and landscape resources provided by the bordering countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. This section of Namibia opens up entirely different activity opportunities such as Mokoro trips and game viewing.

Namibia has a vast amount of sightseeing opportunities which have sprung naturally along the landscape. The sheer quantity of things to do whilst visiting this country makes it difficult to cover absolutely everything. Organising such a trip can become overwhelming if you are trying to fit too much into a set amount of time. As experts on travel to Namibia we recommend picking one aspect that particularly interests you and planning the rest of your itinerary around this aspect. The second focus is deciding on your time of travel, by making both of these provisions you will get the most out of your expedition.

When to travel

Namibia is a year round destination. The country experiences two main seasons: summer from October to April and winter from May to September. The summer period is characterised by massive rainfall between January and April, less so from October to November. Therefore, the days are hot and sultry with temperatures up to 40 degrees C. The climate is more temperate along the coast and in the mountains. The winters are dry and daytime temperatures vary around 23 degrees C. Regardless of season, the nights are chilly and the thermometer can drop to zero.

How to travel

Namibia has a well established network of roads and driving is easy so it’s an excellent destination for independent travellers, self drive tours are a popular choice – see our Namibia Self Drive Safari, for an idea of how to use your time. Self driving gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel at your own pace. There is a good selection of lodges and camps to suit most budgets.

Our Ultimate Adventure Safari to Namibia will enable you to see all the highlights and access very remote areas in comfort and style at a relaxed pace, a fine introduction to Namibia.

For those with limited time, our 7 day Fly-In Safari is a great choice, you will see the highlights of Namibia and stay at some of the country’s finest wilderness camps. This trip can easily be added on to a trip to neighbouring South Africa, Zambia or Namibia giving you a comprehensive tour of southern Africa.

The Skeleton Coast Park is one of the most wild and desolate places on earth, the only practical way to venture in is by light aircraft. Our Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari has 1 departure a week throughout the year. This trip can easily be added as an extension are included as part of a longer trip.

Group departures such as our Spirit of Namib Safari or the Great Namibian Journey are a great way to travel and give you the chance to meet like-minded people, share your experience and save money. We offer a selection of trips of varying duration from 3 to 18 days. Some are fully participative others whilst others offer fully serviced camping.

A visit to Palmwag Rhino Concession can be included on any of our departures. Tracking black rhino on foot is a thrilling experience and your visit supports this excellent project. As well as this many people also want to include a visit to Okonjima, home to the Africat Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to long term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores, especially cheetahs and leopards.

Quick Facts

Flights:
Flights from Europe to Windhoek take around 10 hours
Vaccinations:
Malaria prophylactics are required in northern and central areas. The rest of the country is malaria free. A Yellow Fever certificate is required if coming from an infected area.
When to travel:
Namibia is a year round destination. It is semi-desert with hot days and cold nights in winter from May to Sept; rainy season with high temperatures in summer from Oct to Apr.
Visas:
Most Europeans and Americans do not require a visa. Please chat to us regarding the latest information.

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Namibia Self Drive Safaris

Self Drive Safaris are popular with visitors to Namibia. This style of travel offers freedom and flexibility and you can choose how to pace your day. For many visitors the appeal of Namibia comes down to the vast open roads, expansive desert scapes and magnificent scenery. Many feel that there is no better way to view this amazing stretch of land than a self-drive, it affords you the opportunity to stop where and when you like and makes the trip individual to you whilst at the same time being more affordable than a fly-in safari or a private guided trip.

Self drives become more about discovery and spontaneity and can be a very exhilarating way to spend your time. Accommodations on our self-drive itineraries come in a wide range all providing the service and luxury you may need on your adventures.

Win a 14 day Self-Drive Safari to Namibia!

In Namibia, driving is not just about getting from A to B, it’s about the journey. In a land of endless horizons the only thing that should be stopping you are the views. Namibia’s desert roads offer you the chance to explore this awe inspiring land at your own pace, while immersing yourself in its amazing culture, welcoming locals and indigenous wildlife. This is a trip you’ll remember for a lifetime…or at least until your next visit. Mahlatini in conjunction with Namibia Tourism are offering you the chance to win a 14 day Self Drive Safari to Namibia. To find out more on how to apply for this amazing prize visit Namibia Tourism.

Below are a set of sample itineraries to give you a flavour of each destinations highlights in terms of properties and attractions. Our travel specialists will listen to your requirements and tailor a bespoke itinerary to match your specific preferences and budget.

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for 15 nightsfrom £2,565 per adult

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Namibia

This sample holiday enables you to experience the highlights of Namibia from a self drive 4x4 vehicle.  It is for the adventurous at heart but at the same time the accommodation chosen is amongst the best on offer in the country.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
1 night
Windhoek
2 nights
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert
2 nights
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert
2 nights
Swakopmund
2 nights
Damaraland & Kaokoland
2 nights
Etosha National Park
2 nights
Etosha National Park
2 nights
Okonjima
Namibia Self Drive Honeymoon  image 1 Namibia Self Drive Honeymoon  image 2

for 13 nightsfrom £1,900 per adult

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Namibia

This sample itinerary is a self drive honeymoon exploring the best of Namibia. It is very much for the adventurous at heart and for those wanting to pack in the best of the country. Accommodation and room types can of course be upgraded to provide something extra special.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
1 night
Windhoek
1 night
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert
2 nights
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert
2 nights
Swakopmund
2 nights
Damaraland & Kaokoland
2 nights
Etosha National Park
2 nights
Okonjima
1 night
Windhoek
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for 12 nightsfrom £1,245 per adult

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Namibia

This sample holiday enables you and your family to experience the highlights of Namibia from a self drive vehicle. The lodges included in this itinerary have been specifically selected for being child friendly. All offer comfortable family units and a choice of child friendly activities.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
1 night
Windhoek
2 nights
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert
2 nights
Swakopmund
2 nights
Damaraland & Kaokoland
1 night
Etosha National Park
2 nights
Etosha National Park
1 night
Waterberg
1 night
Windhoek
Cape Town and Namibia Self Drive Holiday  image 1 Cape Town and Namibia Self Drive Holiday  image 2

for 13 nightsfrom £1,560 pp sharing

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Namibia
  • South Africa

Experience the highlights of Namibia visiting Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park before flying to the fabulous city of Cape Town where you spend the last 4 nights.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
1 night
Windhoek
2 nights
Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert
2 nights
Swakopmund
1 night
Damaraland & Kaokoland
2 nights
Etosha National Park
1 night
Okonjima
4 nights
Cape Town

Namibia Holidays

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Namibia Factfile

Timezone:
EAT (UTC+2)
Language:
English, local languages
Currency:
Namibian Dollar
Best time:
Year round destination
Flights:
10 hours from Europe
Visas:
Not needed for many Europeans, call for info

Sample Itineraries

Destinations:
Holiday Type:
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