Namibia is a great trip option if you’re in search of exciting wildlife tours. The country is home to a large cheetah population, along with a wide range of other big game. The country’s capital, Windhoek, is also worth a visit for its sandstone buildings and nearby Daan Viljoen Game Reserve. Or, head to the coastal beaches of Swakopmund.
“We had a fantastic trip with Chameleon safaris to Etosha and Swakopmund. We were collected efficiently and promptly from our accommodation and felt well looked after and catered for until and equally smooth and efficient drop off to our accommodation on our return. I was impressed with the professionalism and courtesy of all the staff we encountered, who also catered for a range of dietary needs within the group. Our driver was knowledgeable and attentive, and made sure everyone was comfortable, and the group very quickly gelled together and made some lasting friendships.
The trip itself has to be one of the best I've encountered, as Etosha is known to be one of the best safari areas in the world for seeing a range of animals from close range. We stayed in some amazing lodges which felt surprisingly luxurious with comfortable beds and a good range of facilities. The desert is unique and we had encounters with different groups of tribal people, all handled with sensitivity in managing interactions.
I would highly recommend this trip and I would love to go again.”
“We joined this tour on its last leg from Windhoek to Capetown which took us to see some popular sites in the Namibian desert as well as the Fish River Canyon before travelling south to Cape Town. The weather was great, the scenery fascinating and the desert experience memorable.
The bus was really comfortable, but as there were only 8 of us on this part of the tour we had plenty of room. The lodges and hotels were all clean and comfortable, most of them top class. The guide and driver were both excellent.
We have no reservations in recommending this tour.”
“Route planning poor with early start on more than one occasion with accommodation not being ready for checking in and nothing to do whilst waiting. Too little food and too much recycling at lunch with food that had been paid for at dinner two days prior! ”
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.