Why Visit Namibia?
Namibia is the country of brilliant orange dunes of Sossusvlei, thriving wildlife of Etosha National Park, the barren, mystical appeal of the Namib Desert, and of course the extreme adventure capital of Swakopmund. Namibia is also home to a string of endangered wildlife species.
Namibia’s culture is every bit as varied as its landscapes, and there are a number of tribal groups and nationalities across Namibia’s cities, towns and regions. A number of villages still follow traditional customs, which can be visited as part of a tour.
Wildlife is abundant in Namibia, especially in the Etosha region and Caprivi Strip. In the drier desert regions, wildlife is limited to desert-dwelling species, while the coastal areas are rich in marine life. Endangered species such as wild dog, black rhino, oribi and puku roam the plains, with the area’s abundant cheetah population.
The area’s birdlife comprises of a variety of birds that rarely or accidentally appear in Namiba. The Egyptian Vulture, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Ross’s Turaco and Cardinal Quelea are members of the rare population.
Namibia has much in the way of natural beauty and outdoor pursuits, but little in the way of clubs and bars. Windhoek offers a bit more of a nightlife plus shopping options, while most safari lodges are equipped with dining and bar facilities.
Highlights & Places in Namibia
- Etosha National Park
- Caprivi Strip
- Game viewing
Namibia is a spectacular land of contrasts and natural wonders. The country borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east.Windhoek
Situated in the south-western part of the continent, you will find a striking variety of contrasts, with landscapes changing from vast deserts to towering sand dunes, lush waterfalls, and jagged coastlines to game-rich oases filled with wildlife and birdlife.
Activities include sand boarding, dune exploring, hiking, skydiving, safaris, birding, white river rafting, deep sea fishing, scenic flights and more.
Best Time to Visit Namibia
When to Go
Namibia has a semi-desert climate across most of the country. The coastal regions are cooled by the cold Benguela current, with fog but little rainfall. The central plateau is higher up; causing lower temperatures.
Summer runs from October to April, bringing thundershowers that cause wildflowers to bloom. Winter runs from May to September, bringing mild days and freezing nights.
The interior has two rainy seasons – a short one from October to December, and a longer one from mid-January to April.
Getting There & Getting Around
Getting To Namibia
There are a number of options for getting to Namibia, with air travel being the easiest way to get into the country. A number of major airlines are represented, with the largest international airport found at Windhoek.
Flights to and from neighbouring countries are available, and road travel can also be done from Namibia to South Africa. Bus services offer routes between Namibia and neighbouring countries. There is also a rail service from Angola into Namibia.
Getting Around Namibia
Due to its large size, getting around Namibia is best done by plain, 4x4 vehicle or bus. There are some private cabs available in Windhoek, and occasional mini-bus taxis on offer in the larger towns and city, with bus routes from Windhoek to outlying areas.
Cycling is not usually possible in most areas of Namibia, due to the varied terrain and often rugged landscapes. Self-drive offers convenient way to get around, however 4x4 vehicles are strongly advised.
Namibia Tips : Know Before You Go
There are ATMs in most cities, with the most common banks including Bank of Namibia and FNB.
Foreign exchange facilities can be found at Windhoek Airport, with exchange facilities also available at leading banks – especially within larger towns.
Cards are widely accepted in Windhoek and other large towns, plus many hotels, safari lodges and retail outlets. In the small towns however, it is best to bring cash.
In Windhoek you will be able to find a few internet cafes, with some hotels or safari lodges offering WiFi. In the more remote areas however, there is not much in the way of internet, leaving you free to unplug in peace and quiet.
Tap water is safe to drink in most towns – in rural areas and many rest stops between major tourist destinations such as Etosha or Sossusvlei, it is best to stick to bottled water.
Hospitals & Medical:
As the capital city of Namibia, Windhoek has the best medical facilities and healthcare options. As many parts of Namibia are extremely remote, visitors should take care to stay safe and healthy. There is a malaria risk in the Caprivi area, so malaria medication is essential if visiting those parts.
No visa is required to visit Namibia, however all visitors need to provide confirmed return ticket plus proof of their travel plans. A valid passport of six months is also required to enter the country.
Namibia Accommodation: This page features 5 recommended places to stay in Namibia. View all 39 Namibia accommodation options.
Chobe Savanna Lodge Caprivi Strip Priced from ZAR 3,717 pps Priced from ZAR 3,717 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Chobe Savanna Lodge is perfectly set in a classic African Savannah environment, complete with sweeping vistas of the beautiful surrounds. The focal point of the lodge is the thatched open sided lodge which commands a 270 degree view over the Chobe River and the Chobe National Park.
Impalila Island Lodge Caprivi Strip Priced from ZAR 3,220 pps Priced from ZAR 3,220 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
The Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls are in close proximity to Impalila Island Lodge. A rich and varied bird-life endemic to the area keeps bird-lovers flocking to the lodge. Game cruises in the Chobe National Park on the Chobe river allows for the trained guides to showcase their knowledge in a practical way.
Ntwala Island Lodge Caprivi Strip Priced from ZAR 3,438 pps Priced from ZAR 3,438 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Ntwala Island Lodge is the perfect game viewing hideaway destination, as it is perfectly situated in close proximity to The Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. With trained guides available for all guests, little wonder why this lodge keeps attracting more and more tourists to its shores.
Susuwe Island Lodge Caprivi Strip Priced from ZAR 2,879 pps Priced from ZAR 2,879 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Susuwe Island Lodge comprises of professionally guided game drives whereby the guests are rewarded with special sightings of roaming elephant and buffalo, lechwe, lion, and leopard. The river cruises are best at sunrise or sunset, while the guided walks and 4x4 game drives offer even closer insight into the intrigue of the African bush.
Damara Mopane Lodge Damaraland Price On RequestCategory : Country Retreat
Damara Mopane Lodge is a luxurious lodge situated in the heart of the Damaraland region of Namibia.
Doro Nawas Camp Damaraland Priced from ZAR 1,640 pps Priced from ZAR 1,640 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
The luxury, 5* graded Doro Nawas Camp, with its stark landscape makes for prime desert-adapted elephant country. The star-studded night skies, the awe-inspiring vistas of the Etendeka Mountains to the north and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein to the south beckon guests to enjoy their stay at Dora Nawas Camp. Being a World Heritage Site, the prehistoric rock art of the San found at Twyfelfontein offers a fascinating insight into Africa's ancient heritage.
Damaraland Camp Huab River Valley Price On RequestCategory : Tented Camps
Damaraland Camp is a safari camp that is situated in the remote Huab River Valley of Namibia.
Desert Rhino Camp Palmwag Price On RequestCategory : Tented Camps
Set in a wide valley flush with grass, accommodation at Desert Rhino Camp is in the form of 8 Meru-style canvas tents that sleep up to 16 guests. The tent you stay in is raised from the ground on a wooden deck. You'll have a quite luxurious en-suite bathroom with a hand basin, flush toilet and shower at your disposal.
Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa Etosha National Park Priced from ZAR 1,490 pps Priced from ZAR 1,490 ppsCategory : Tented Camps
Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa offers excellent service, with a focus on luxury in the heart of the remote Etosha region.
Emanya @ Etosha Etosha National Park Priced from ZAR 947 pps Priced from ZAR 947 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Emanya@Etosha is a 5-star lodge offering a world-class, friendly service, pampering treatments and game viewing at the nearby Etosha National Park.
Epacha Game Lodge & Spa Etosha National Park Priced from ZAR 2,580 pps Priced from ZAR 2,580 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Stately, individually decorated rooms, sweeping views of the Namibian bush and personalised service make Epacha Game Lodge a memorable experience.
Etosha Safari Lodge Etosha National Park Price On RequestCategory : Safari Lodges
Etosha Safari Lodge offers 65 luxury chalets near Etosha National Park in Namibia, 10km from the Andersson Gate.
Little Ongava Etosha National Park Priced from ZAR 6,895 pps Priced from ZAR 6,895 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Little Ongava is regarded by many as Namibia's most luxurious and exclusive safari destination. Resting atop a rocky outcrop that overlooks a waterhole, Little Ongava is known for its spectacular vistas of the surrounding African savannah.
Ongava Lodge Etosha National Park Priced from ZAR 1,855 pps Priced from ZAR 1,855 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Ongava Lodge is a first choice for many seeking a luxurious, safari experience. Ongava Lodge is ideally constructed on a humble hilltop in the Ongava Game Reserve, within the Etosha National Park. From this vantage point, guests are able to experience the wealth of wildlife sightings on offer.
Ongava Tented Camp Etosha National Park Priced from ZAR 3,770 pps Priced from ZAR 3,770 ppsCategory : Tented Camps
Ongava Tented Camp offers guests an experience of exclusivity, great company, delicious food and an original African wildlife adventure, with the added benefit of no crowds.
Halali Camp Namibia Priced from ZAR 500 pps Priced from ZAR 500 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
At this camp you can enjoy guided driving, guided walks, hiking and fishing.
Intu Afrika Zebra Kalahari Lodge & Spa Kalahari Desert Priced from ZAR 1,420 pps Priced from ZAR 1,420 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Intu Afrika Zebra Kalahari Lodge & Spa offers a premier destination in the heart of the Kalahari Desert.
Serra Cafema Camp Kunene Region Price On RequestCategory : Safari Lodges
This camp is the perfect hideaway as it is only reachable by aircraft from Windhoek. Serra Cafema Serra Cafema is peaceful camp with a unique mix of down-to-earth and luxury elements nestled amongst the shady Albida trees on the banks of the Kunene.
Okonjima Bush Camp Otjiwarongo Priced from ZAR 3,957 pps Priced from ZAR 3,957 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
See cheetah, leopard and other game while enjoying all the comfort and luxury of Okonjima Bush Camp.
Okonjima Main Camp Otjiwarongo Priced from ZAR 2,195 pps Priced from ZAR 2,195 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
See cheetah and leopard along with other wildlife at Okonjima Main Camp, a memorable Namibia destination in the foothills of the Omboroko Mountains.
Klein-Aus Vista - Desert Horse Inn Aus Price On RequestCategory : Country Retreat
Klein-Aus Vista - Desert Horse Inn offers luxury lodge accommodation in Namibia’s Klein-Aus Vista Nature Reserve.
Klein-Aus Vista - Eagle’s Nest Chalets Aus Price On RequestCategory : Country Retreat
Klein-Aus Vista - Eagle’s Nest Chalets provides a unique accommodation experience in the heart of the Klein Aus Vista Nature Reserve in Namibia.
Ai-Ais Hotsprings Spa Fish River Canyon Priced from ZAR 350 pps Priced from ZAR 350 ppsCategory : Hotels
Ai-Ais boasts a dazzling new restaurant and bar as well as top class spa facilities and a swimming pool to lounge around. The water in the springs is said to have natural curative properties. People who suffer from rheumatism especially benefits from these healing waters.
Cañon Lodge Fish River Canyon Price On RequestCategory : Safari Lodges
If you are looking for a charming Lodge where excellent service and affordable rates are priority, than look no further!
Vogelstrausskluft Lodge Fish River Canyon Price On RequestCategory : Safari Lodges
Vogelstrausskluft Lodge is a safari lodge situated within the Fish River Canyon in Namibia.
Kulala Desert Lodge Sossusvlei Priced from ZAR 1,640 pps Priced from ZAR 1,640 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Kulala Desert Lodge boasts fantastic views of the world renown sand dunes of Sossusvlei. The majestic mountain scenery and vast open plains only adds to the lure of this destination.
Kulala Wilderness Camp Sossusvlei Priced from ZAR 1,640 pps Priced from ZAR 1,640 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Kulala Wilderness Camp, being ever present on the edge of the Namib, the oldest desert in the world, offers guests the chance to experience desert living at its best.
Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa Sossusvlei Priced from ZAR 2,300 pps Priced from ZAR 2,300 ppsCategory : Boutique Hotels
As a true oasis in the harsh Namib Desert, Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa offers world-class accommodation near Sossusvlei.
Little Kulala Sossusvlei Priced from ZAR 6,270 pps Priced from ZAR 6,270 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Little Kulala is the ideal way to experience the world renown 'sand sea' located in Sossusvlei. Offering guests first-class facilities, charming hospitality and the fact that this quaint lodge is set amongst the ancient camel thorn trees on the dry Auab riverbed, only adds to the charm of this desert haven.
Namib Desert Lodge Sesriem Price On RequestCategory : Safari Lodges
Namib Desert Lodge is the perfect starting point for an excursion to famous Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Sossusvlei Priced from ZAR 3,350 pps Priced from ZAR 3,350 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Cradled against the ancient mountains, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is renowned for its desert experience with luxurious accommodation overlooking the stark yet beautiful Namib Desert. The fascinating desert-adapted wildlife, combined with the endless space, utter tranquillity and extraordinary light, make this one of Africa’s most compelling wilderness regions. This exclusive lodge that is situated within easy reach of the Sesriem main gate.
Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre Swakopmund Priced from ZAR 1,225 pps Priced from ZAR 1,225 ppsCategory : Hotels
Old-world elegance meets modern convenience at Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre, situated in the famous Skeleton Coast region of Namibia.
The Burning Shore Swakopmund Priced from ZAR 771 pps Priced from ZAR 771 ppsCategory : Boutique Hotels
5-star elegance and a central location in Swakopmund make the Burning Shore an ideal base from which to explore the Skeleton Coast.
Protea Hotel Pelican Bay Walvis Bay Price On RequestCategory : Hotels
Perched on the shoulder of Walvis Bay, Protea Hotel Pelican Bay offers a dose of peace, tranquility, and exceptional service surrounded by a beautiful Namibian setting.
Goche Ganas Windhoek Priced from ZAR 1,900 pps Priced from ZAR 1,900 ppsCategory : Safari Lodges
Offering a unique fusion of wildlife, nature and wellness experiences, Goche Ganas is the ideal luxury safari accommodation retreat.
Hotel Heinitzburg Windhoek Priced from ZAR 1,094 pps Priced from ZAR 1,094 ppsCategory : Hotels
Hotel Heinitzburg employs the perfect fusion of traditional African friendliness and beauty with excellent European culinary art and an excellent wine cellar to make a guest's experience a memorable one.
Kalahari Sands Hotel Windhoek Price On RequestCategory : Hotels
Kalahari Sands Hotel offers luxury hotel accommodation in Windhoek, the vibrant capital of Namibia.
Olive Grove Guest House Windhoek Priced from ZAR 630 pps Priced from ZAR 630 ppsCategory : Guest Houses
Olive Grove is a small, luxury guest house in Windhoek, offering peaceful, upmarket accommodation.
Windhoek Country Club Resort Windhoek Priced from ZAR 1,060 pps Priced from ZAR 1,060 ppsCategory : Hotels
Experience luxury and true Namibia hospitality at Windhoek Country Club Resort, in the heart of Namibia’s capital.
Namibia Tours: This page features 5 package tours that visit Namibia. View all 13 Namibia tours and safaris.
Cape Town City to Namibia Desert Adventure Safari Price On RequestCategory :
9 days in Cape Town, Namibia, Sossusvlei
Explore Cape Town at its best and travel to utter tranquility and solitude of the Sossusvlei dunes in Namibia in this Cape Town City and Namibia Desert Adventure Safari. Cape Town is a diverse city boasting a myriad of things to see and do while Sossusvlei is a beautiful desert with a backdrop of the clearest skies, night and day.
Self Drive Tour: Namibia Priced from ZAR 17,557 pp Priced from ZAR 17,557 ppCategory : Self Drive Holidays
12 days in Namibia, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namib Desert, Damaraland
This self drive tour offers you the opportunity to explore the town of Windhoek, the Etosha National Park, Swakopmund and the best this region has to offer.
Discover Namibia Price On RequestCategory : Self Drive Holidays
11 days in Namibia
Explore the beauty of Namibia on an 11 day scenic adventure through the country's deserts, parks and landmarks.
Flying Safari Namibia Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
7 days in Namibia
Experience the stark contrasts of Namibia from the air in a tour that showcases the best attributes of this incredible country: the dramatic dunes of Sossusvlei, the fascinating topography of Damaraland and the oasis of the Kunene River. Get to live the Namibian dream on the Flying Safari Namibia tour.
Great Namibian Journey Price On RequestCategory : Guided Tours,Safaris
13 days in Namibia
On the Great Namibian Journey you will be stunned by beautiful landscapes, endless skies, barren deserts, rugged mountains and spectacular wildlife. Explore the dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, the beauty and diversity of the Kunene River, amazing marine life just off Swakopmund, the volcanic rock-strewn landscape of Damaraland and the game-filled savannah of Etosha National Park.
Namibia Fly-In Safari Priced from ZAR 22,415 pp Priced from ZAR 22,415 ppCategory : Guided Tours,Safaris
8 days in Namibia
Wave goodbye to the fuss of road maps and flat tyres, and explore the best of Nambia from a birds’ eye view. From magical views of ancient shipwrecks and old diamond ghost mines in Swakopmund to a wildlife exploration in the Etosha National Park, this trip is the easiest way to discover Namibia.
Namibia: Guided Tour of the South Priced from ZAR 13,290 pp Priced from ZAR 13,290 ppCategory : Guided Tours
7 days in Namibia
This exploration illuminates the sheer beauty of unspoiled desolation. Shifting dunes and rough seas reflect this restless stretch of Africa. Experience it.