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Namibia Safaris

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Namibia is celebrated for its vast open landscapes; an abundance of space in which to inhale deeply and bask in an infinite supply of blue skies and star filled nights. Its immensity of space – it is the fifth largest country in Africa (and about the size of France) – is accentuated by the fact that it is the driest country south of the Sahara.

Namibia is also a land of startling contrasts that straddle the two great deserts; the Namib (after which the country is named) is the oldest desert on the planet with its sea of red sand lying along the Atlantic coastline, whilst in the eastern interior lies the Kalahari, a vast and sparsely vegetated savannah that sprawls across the border into neighbouring South Africa and Botswana.

To the far south is the Fish River Canyon, a massive feature little known and rarely visited in any numbers but on a scale to rival many more famous canyons on the planet. Moving further north you enter the stunningly beautiful Namib Sand Sea of the Namib Desert where the red dunes of Sossusvlei soar up to 250 metres in height and change colour in spectacular fashion with each dusk and dawn. The northern coastline is dominated by the Skeleton Coast, with its graveyard of ships driven ashore by Atlantic storms.

The many national parks and game reserves boast a huge variety of wildlife in a kaleidoscope of differing environments; giraffes and elephants amble across the blinding white salt pans of the Etosha National Park, oryx plunge headlong up the impossibly steep red dunes at Sossusvlei and seals in their many thousand colonise beaches along the world famous Skeleton Coast. Astonishing contrasts are everywhere for the visitor to savour and photograph.

The distances involved between destinations in Namibia are truly huge and visitors are advised to fly between camps. This allows a greater appreciation of the country in all its vast splendour.

Namibia can be combined with Mozambique

Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park is one of Namibia’s most iconic and best known locations. The vast salt pans, some 75 miles by 55 miles, at the heart of the park, were formerly an ancient lake that dried up as the result of a geological shift.


North-West Namibia

The Kunene Region, formerly known as the Kaokoveld, is situated in the far north-west of Namibia and is arguably one of the harshest environments on the planet, with endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys, rugged peaks and a desolate coastline, known as the Skeleton Coast.



Sossusvlei is located in the hauntingly beautiful Namib Desert of southern Namibia and is best known for its vast landscape of sand waves that stretch for mile after mile into the far distance and are best viewed from the air, whether in a light aircraft or by balloon in the still, crisp morning air.


Namibia has a dry climate typical of a semi-desert country where droughts are a regular occurrence. Days are mostly warm to very hot, although not humid, whilst nights are generally cool. Rain falls in the summer months from October to May and snow has even been known on the highest dunes in Sossusvlei. Wildlife in the Etosha National Park disperses during the rainy seasons but converge on available water sources from July onwards. October to December can be very hot but game viewing excellent.


Temperature (ºC) These are the average lows and highs


Rainfall (mm)
Average rainfall but will vary according to where you are in Namibia


Travel Tips

  • Namibia is a vast country and contains a huge chunk of the Kalahari Desert and receives sparse rainfall.
  • It is a year-round destination but November through to March can be extremely hot.
  • Namibia main roads are good, although many side roads are unmade. Self-drive trips are popular using 4×4 vehicles.
  • If you are short of time Namibia is an excellent fly-in safari destination with most camps having an airstrip nearby.
  • Botswana or South Africa (especially Cape Town) combine well with a safari in Namibia.
  • Enjoy the luxury safari lodges in Namibia

Further reading:

  • This is Namibia – Gerald Cubitt & Peter Joyce
  • Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa – Ken Newman
  • Skeleton Coast – Amy Schoeman
  • Etosha Visual Souvenir – Darryl Balfour
  • Namibia: The Beautiful Land – David Bristow
  • The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals – Jonathan Kingdon
  • Namibia – the Bradt Travel Guide – Chris McIntyre
  • Fascination of Geology – Nicole Grunert


Distinctive Namibia – Gold

The Distinctive Namibia safari is a 6 night, three camp luxury flying safari, ideal for those short of time or on a multi-country adventure […]

£3315 to £4215
$4227 to $5374
R56355 to R71655


Diverse Namibia – Comfortable Mobile

The Diverse Namibia safari is a 10 day guided mobile safari and is an active and exciting adventure that takes you to the soaring dunes of Sossusvlei in southern Namibia […]

£2075 to £2395
$2646 to $3054
R35275 to R40715


Essential Namibia – Silver plus

The Highlights of Namibia safari is a 6 night, three camp luxury flying safari ideal for those with limited time or on a multi country adventure […]

£2595 to £3435
$3309 to $4380
R44115 to R58395


Highlights of Namibia – Silver

The Highlights of Namibia safari is an 11 night, four camp flying safari, ideally suited for those travellers who have the time to explore this beautiful country […]

£3895 to £3975
$4966 to $5068
R66215 to R67575


Intimate Namibia (North) – Gold

The Intimate Namibia (North) safari is a 6 night, two camp luxury flying safari ideal for those with limited time or on a multi country adventure […]

£3145 to £3795
$4010 to $4839
R53465 to R64515


Intimate Namibia (South) – Gold

The Intimate Namibia (South) safari is a 6 night, two camp luxury flying safari ideal for those with limited time or on a multi country adventure […]

£2495 to £2995
$3181 to $3819
R42415 to R50915


Namibia Under Canvas – Silver

The Namibia Under Canvas safari is a 8 night tented camp flying safari, ideal for those who want to experience a broad range of areas within Namibia […]

£3475 to £3995
$4431 to $5094
R59075 to R67915


Northern Namibian Adventure – Silver

The Northern Namibian Adventure is a 9 night, three camp flying safari concentrating on the vast northern regions of Namibia […]

£2815 to £3495
$3589 to $4456
R47855 to R59415


Premier Namibia – Gold

The Premier Namibia safari is a 9 night, three camp luxury flying safari that concentrates on two of the most iconic regions that Namibia has to show visitors […]

£4925 to £6685
$6279 to $8523
R83725 to R113645