Holidays to Namibia is an ideal for adventure seekers. It combines an attractive countryside and great animal-watching activities. This interesting country prides on several national parks inhabited by rich wildlife, magnificent landscapes of the Namib Desert and the largest canyon of Africa. A trip to Namibia also offer splendid ...
“My brother asked me (before the trip) "what's there?". I mentioned desert and sand dunes and Etosha and wildlife and long journeys, but although I've been to Africa a number of times I was still unprepared for the vastness of the Namib desert, the beauty of the light on the dunes at dawn, the colours, the history, the expanse of Etosha, etc. What there was NOT was also memorable: no light pollution so magical starry skies and beautiful sunsets; hardly any traffic on long straight roads; very few people. Those we did meet in the few towns, in the tiny hamlets and on the campsites were all very pleasant and helpful.”
“Namibia is a county diverse in its landscapes and wildlife. This trip lets you see it all - including chilly star filled desert nights, high dunes at sunrise, varied game drives and a range of optional activities to cater for every taste. Namibia has everything - and does not mind sharing!”
“A great trip showing the best of Namibia in just 2 weeks. The landscape is amazing and so different in each location.
The animals are abundant and everywhere - watching at the camp waterholes is just brilliant - not knowing what might arrive next. Everyday is different and everything spectacular.”
“Our trip to Namibia was a truly diverse experience. It is a country that is not yet over-exposed to tourism. The safari element of the trip pretty much guarantees a huge diversity of wildlife (we went during a season where there is not a huge amount of wildlife around and still saw plenty!), both animals and birds.
Outside of the safari both the desert elements and the stay in Swakopmund amazed us - both very different.
Finally, whilst it took a few days to get used to camping we're glad we did the trip this way, as it really brought the group and the support staff closer together than we've experienced on other trips.”
“This trip was excellent value for money. We saw a lot of Namibia, the game park was brilliant and our guides were first class. If you want a trip to get a good snapshot of Namibia this will easily meet your needs.”
“This was our first camping tour and we really enjoyed the camping aspect of this trip. Jonas and Happy looked after us superbly, making sure that the tents were set up and cooking was underway each evening. The toilet and shower facilities were fine and the tents were big enough for us to have space between us for our big bags and room at the top or bottom for daypacks etc. This trip covers a lot of ground and the vehicle and roads do not always make for a comfortable journey. However, the route and schedule compare favourably with other options and the fact that it is " full service " camping helps a lot. We were very lucky with the composition of the group. Everyone got on and looked out for each other and the spirit of co-operation made the trip most enjoyable.”
Holidays to Namibia is an ideal for adventure seekers. It combines an attractive countryside and great animal-watching activities. This interesting country prides on several national parks inhabited by rich wildlife, magnificent landscapes of the Namib Desert and the largest canyon of Africa. A trip to Namibia also offer splendid vistas and exciting hiking opportunities. In addition, Namibia’s capital of Windhoek combines European architecture (a legacy of German colonial rule) and the charm of Africa.
Take a safari to Etosha National Park to lay eyes on the diverse wildlife of this amazing country. There, you will see elephants, zebras, lions and other animals that gather around waterholes in great numbers.
Visit the Namib Desert to experience ever-shifting sand dunes. Don’t miss Dead Vlei, a photogenic area with black trees surrounded by high dunes.
To get acquainted with elephants, lions and black rhinos adapted to the desert conditions, head to Damaraland. Also, visit the Damara Living Museum to learn about the region’s traditional culture.
Stop by the coastal area of Walvis Bay in November to observe migrations of whales.
Discover some of the finest examples of African prehistoric art on the guided tour through Namibia’s highest mountain of Brandberg.
In the south, visit the Fish River Canyon. The southern hemisphere’s largest canyon abounds with impressive cliffs. Zebras, klipspringer antelopes and black eagles inhabit the area.
Since public transport is inconsistent, rent a car to explore Namibian countryside efficiently.
Banks in Namibia offer more favorable money exchange rates than exchange offices. Besides Namibia Dollar, you can use South African Rand. ATMs are available in major banks and their subsidiaries.
Internet access is scarce and expensive (around 4 USD per hour). You should find internet cafes in tourist-oriented towns.
Take basic precautions in towns to avoid scams.
If you travel to northern regions of the country or in summer, take a preventive anti-malaria therapy.
English is the official language in Namibia. German is also widely in use.
Same sex display of affection is illegal in Namibia.
Namibia has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Namibia before planning your tour. If you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Namibia, do check out our Namibia Travel Guide for more information.