A relaxed safari holiday in Namibia

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The huge empty spaces and unspoiled wild places of Namibia make you feel like you’re a million miles away from civilisation, which for many people provides the basis for a deeply relaxing holiday.

The best way to have a relaxing holiday in Namibia is to take things slowly. Long drives between distant destinations can be tiring. Instead of trying to cover all of Namibia’s highlights on one trip, pick two or three destinations to spend your time in or spend all your time in just one region. You could even choose just one destination to stay in and do day trips from there.

suricate kalahari lodge Credit | Suricate Kalahari Lodge

Namibia’s luxury lodges are all about as much relaxation as you want: while they offer a lot of activities, you can also take it really easy, whiling away days reading on your private deck overlooking vast desert plains or animals walking across a cracked salt pan in Etosha, taking dips in the pool, having sunset drinks on top of a dune and eating gourmet food surrounded by other-worldly scenery.

mowani mountain camp Credit | Mowani Mountain Camp

If you have the budget for it, a flying safari is an ideal way to have a relaxing holiday in Namibia. You fly between luxury camps and lodges around the country and get to experience the best of Namibia’s wildlife and wild places without having to drive anywhere.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)

day 1 to 2 to 3

Onguma Game Reserve
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)

day 4 to 5

Twyfelfontein
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)
  • Short and Sweet Namibia Adventure (6 days)

Popular Namibia Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

 | Etosha National Park Road Trip Adventure (8 days)

Etosha National Park Road Trip Adventure (8 days)

Drive yourself through the majestic landscapes of Namibia en-route to Etosha and spend your days searching for, and finding the wildlife that Etosha is known for...

 | Exciting Family Safari in Botswana and Namibia (11 days)

Exciting Family Safari in Botswana and Namibia (11 days)

Enjoy both Botswana's Okavango Delta and Namibia's Caprivi Strip on a safari holiday filled with fun ...

Red dunes | Short and Sweet Sossusvlei Sojourn (5 days)

Short and Sweet Sossusvlei Sojourn (5 days)

Reconnect with nature in Namibia's southern desert and marvel at Sossusvlei's high red dunes glowing in the early morning light...

 | Affordable Luxury in Namibia (11 days)

Affordable Luxury in Namibia (11 days)

From the capital of Windhoek to the pristine Ongava Private Game Reserve, this Namibian adventure has all the elements of an unforgettable safari into the untamed wilderness...

 | Best of Namibia Self-Drive Adventure (8 days)

Best of Namibia Self-Drive Adventure (8 days)

Explore Namibia like never before...

 | Best of Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls

Best of Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls

Travel from enigmatic red sands and surreal pans to rugged coastline and open plains, before exploring pristine waterways and scenic rivers - Kwando, Chobe and lastly, the mighty Zambezi River...

 | Unforgettable Namibia Safari Adventure (11 days)

Unforgettable Namibia Safari Adventure (11 days)

Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness...

 | South Africa to Namibia Classic 4x4 Self-Drive Adventure (11 days)

South Africa to Namibia Classic 4x4 Self-Drive Adventure (11 days)

This is a great adventure, travelling up the West Coast of South Africa and visiting iconic destinations in southern Namibia...

Scenery | Namibia’s Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene Luxury Safari (7 days)

Namibia's Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene Luxury Safari (7 days)

Experience Sossusvlei's red dunes glowing in the early morning light, find desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland and meet the Himba nomads in Namibia's far north-west...

 | Northern Namibia Camping Road Trip (15 days)

Northern Namibia Camping Road Trip (15 days)

An adventure that encompasses areas like the Central Highlands of Namibia, Etosha National Park and Damaraland...



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